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First Year Foundations

Now accepting applications for FYF Instructors and Peer Mentors (due January 30, 2014)!
 

What is First Year Foundations?

Young Harris College’s First Year Foundations course (FOUN 1000) provides an opportunity for students to work with a YHC faculty or staff member and an upper-class student peer mentor to help them understand what it takes to succeed in college. First-year students will work through adjusting to college, learning to manage time and stress, setting priorities and understanding academics and campus life. The First Year Foundations course is a great way to begin life as a college student.

The two-credit hour course serves as a general education elective. The class meets during a student’s first semester, which is exactly the time when incoming students are finding their way and forming college goals.

FYF Primary Objectives

  •  Institutional Connectedness: Provide a deeper understanding of YHC and how to get the most out of your time as a student.
  •  Personal Relationships: Foster the development of meaningful relationships with students, faculty, staff and the community.
  •  Academic Foundations: Lay the foundation for relevant life and academic skills.
  •  Self Discovery: Connecting inherent strengths and passions to academic areas of interest and careers.   
  •  Civic Engagement: Exposure to life outside of YHC.
     

For more information, email or call the co-directors of the program, Louisa Franklin at (706) 379-5164 and Dr. Bryan Hayse at (706) 379-5174.
 

First Year Foundations  Instructors (Fall 2013)

Anna Dussler

Part-time Evening Library Supervisor

(706) 379-4313
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Section: 9
Peer Mentor: Joseph Boonstra

Angi Smith

Vice President for Student Development

(706) 379-5170
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Section: 1
Peer Mentor: Zachary Champion

Scott Dean

Adjunct Instructor of Art and Director of the Campus Gate Art Gallery

(706) 379-5114
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Section: 2
Peer Mentor: Nicole Drake

 

David Leopard

Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration

(706)379-5157
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Section: 11
Peer Mentor: Breanna Gleeson

 

Dr. Arunava Roy

Assistant Professor of Physics

(706) 379-5154
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Section: 10
Peer Mentor: Lauren Johnson

 

Danae Turchyn

Instructor of Outdoor Leadership and Assistant Director of the Outdoor Leadership Center

(706) 379-5108
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Section: 5
Peer Mentor: Abby Larson

Dr. Margaret Forrester

Professor of Chemistry and Scott B. Appleby Chair of Science

(706) 379-5152
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Section: 6
Peer Mentor: Breann Lindsey

 

Dr. Natalia Starostina

Associate Professor of History

(706) 379-5140
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Section: 4
Peer Mentor: Yustin Nambo

 

Charlie Swor

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

(706) 379-5277
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Section: 7
Peer Mentor: Madison Perdue

 

Ki Curtis

Instructor of Physical Education

(706) 379-5043
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Section: 3
Peer Mentor: Jade Smith

 

Stuart Miller

Director of Residence Life

(706) 379-5300
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Section: 8
Peer Mentor: Laura Grace Tarpley

 

Vince Robelotto

Adjunct Instructor of Business and Public Policy and Human Resources Director

(706) 379-5272
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Section: 12
Peer Mentor: Alissa Valvo

 

 

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