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Student Awards

Dr. Charles R. Clegg Outstanding Scholar Award

The Dr. Charles R. Clegg Outstanding Scholar Award is presented to the graduating senior(s) with the overall highest grade point average in all courses completed at Young Harris College. It is named in honor of the late Dr. Charles R. Clegg, beloved president of Young Harris College from 1950 to 1963.

2013 Recipients: Connie Wallace and Ian Calhoun


Zell B. Miller Leadership Award

The Zell B. Miller Leadership Award is presented to the graduating senior who has made significant contributions to campus life at Young Harris College as an outstanding leader and role model. It is named in tribute to Hon. Zell B. Miller, a member of the Young Harris College Class of 1951 and a Trustee of the College. Miller served as Georgia’s 79th Governor from 1991 to 1999 and as U.S. Senator from 2000 to 2005. The recipient is selected from campus nominations by a panel of faculty, staff and administrators.

2013 Recipient: Emalyn Cork


Young Harris Spirit Award

The Young Harris Spirit Award is presented to the graduating senior who best exemplifies the “Young Harris Spirit,” the indefinable characteristic that Young Harris College students and alumni know makes the College a unique and special place. The student also demonstrates outstanding levels of personal integrity, friendliness and engagement with the campus community. The recipient is selected from campus nominations by a panel of faculty, staff and administrators.

2013 Recipient: Matt Wilmer


Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
Mary Mildred Sullivan Award

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan and Mary Mildred Sullivan Awards are given annually by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation to a male and female graduating student at Young Harris College whose nobility of character and dedication to service sets them apart as examples for others.

The awards were created nearly 100 years ago to honor the husband and wife for whom the awards are named. The colleges and universities that participate in the Sullivan Awards program reflect the interest of Algernon Sydney Sullivan and his wife, Mary Mildred Sullivan, a native of Virginia, in the education of students in the Appalachian region. Previous recipients of the Sullivan Awards include First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and noted children’s television star Fred Rogers.

2013 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award  Recipient: Wezly Barnard

2013 Mary Mildred Sullivan Award Recipient: Mary Beth Maxwell