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COLLEGE REPS

These standout students work in the Office of Admissions and are always ready to greet any visiting students. They lead campus tours, help out with Visitation Day events, and generally aim to help prospective students and their families find out why YHC is so special.

 

Jordan Bishop

Major: Music Education
Hometown: Suwanee, GA
Why YHC?: I fell in love with how small and beautiful the campus was. I just knew from the moment I arrived that this was home.
Other Campus Involvements: Gamma Psi sorority, Delta Gamma Drama Society, CNAfME, MAGIC Club, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir
Best Part About YHC: I love how I can't walk anywhere on campus without seeing a friend.
Favorite Tradition: Greek cheers on the plaza.
Future Plans: I plan to become an elementary school music teacher, then potentially go back to school to pursue music therapy and combine my passions for music and special education.

 

Zachariah Chamberlin

Major: History
Hometown: Athens, GA
Why YHC?: I fell in love with the mountains and the people.
Other Campus Involvements: Chi Delta Phi fraternity, Gamma Psi gentleman, SPAT Club, Delta Gamma Drama Society, band, choir, SGA, Equestrian Club, CNAfME
Best Part About YHC: Being able to walk around campus and know everyone who walks by.
Favorite Tradition: Greek cheers.
Future Plans: Attend graduate school.

 

Jennifer Eckert

Major: Biology
Hometown: Athens, GA
Why YHC?: I fell in love with the campus and the community, and could see myself attending YHC the very first time I stepped on campus. I also thought, and still think, that Young Harris gives me the best opportunity to set myself apart.
Best Part About YHC: How caring and invested everyone is in you and your education. All the teachers, even the ones you don’t have, want you to succeed and are willing to help you. Other students are also willing to give you advice on anything.
Favorite Tradition: The freshman/senior hikes up and down Brasstown Bald, and The Morning Paws coffee break every Wednesday.
Future Plans: I want to get into veterinarian school. I’ve always wanted to be a vet, and I’m so excited that I finally get to start working on my dreams and that YHC is a part of it.

 

Ivey Franklin

Major: Business and Public Policy
Hometown: Buford, GA
Why YHC?: I chose to come to YHC the day of my visit because of the friendly and beautiful environment. Everyone said hello to each other. The student and professor relationships have kept me at YHC. The professors not only want you to come to class, but they want their students to succeed.
Other Campus Involvements: Women’s lacrosse captain, Dorcas Society president, CLAW (Campus Leaders Advocating Health and Wellness) president, Student Alumni Ambassador, SGA
Best Part About YHC: The relationships you build here. From President Cathy Cox to my teammates, I have gained incredible relationships that have impacted my college experience more than anything else.
Favorite Tradition: Thanksgiving dinner when the faculty and staff serve students the “traditional” Thanksgiving meal before we leave for the holiday. The student body gets to eat dinner together as one big family. Young Harris has become home to me.
Future Plans: I plan to attend law school at the University of Georgia.

 

Mikala Jones

Major: English (English Educatio Certification)
Hometown: Blairsville, GA
Why YHC?: The small class sizes.
Other Campus Involvements: SGA, Gamma Psi sorority, SPAGE
Best Part About YHC: The professors who are passionate about their subjects and truly invested in seeing students succeed.
Favorite Tradition: Gamma Psi appreciations.
Future Plans: I want to earn a master’s degree in education and eventually teach in North Georgia.

 

Julia Roberson

Major: Mathematics (Math Education Certification)
Hometown: Adairsville, GA
Why YHC?: YHC made me feel at home, and it has become my home away from home.
Best Part About YHC: YHC has a very friendly environment and makes everyone feel welcome.
Future Plans: I want to become an algebra teacher.

 

Maya Roberson

Major: Biology
Hometown: Augusta, GA
Why YHC?: I chose YHC because of the amazing community that gave off a family feel and the great professors who are always willing to help you.
Other Campus Involvements: Phi Alpha Phi sorority, Underground Bible Study, Religious life
Best Part About YHC: Having small classes with professors who know you by name, as well as the beautiful mountains that surround YHC.
Favorite Tradition: I love walking the wall, Cram Jam and Boo Bash.
Future Plans: Attend physical therapy school and become a physical therapist in the field of sports medicine.

 

Kelley Smith

Major: Communication Studies
Hometown: Blairsville, GA
Why YHC?: It felt like home as soon as I stepped on campus. I love the friendly, welcoming atmosphere and I love that it’s so close to my hometown.
Best Part About YHC: The small, intimate class sizes and the professors who care so much about each individual student's success.
Favorite Tradition: Thanksgiving dinner.
Future Plans: I plan to further my education, start a family, and stay in the North Georgia mountains.


STARs

What is a STAR? STAR stands for Student Telecounseling and Admissions Representative. These students assist the admissions staff in contacting prospective students, answering their questions and telling them about upcoming events and deadlines. They would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about YHC, as only a current student can do!  

 

Kameron Adair

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Loganville, GA
Why YHC?: The mountains drew me in, and the people are why I stay.
Best Part About YHC: The attention I receive from my professors.
Favorite Tradition: Greek life appreciations.
Future Plans: Become a criminologist.

 

Matthew Ammons

Major: Biology
Hometown: Cartersville, GA
Why YHC?: I get to develop my academic skills in an intimate environment.
Other Campus Involvements: Rugby Team, Climbing Club
Best Part About YHC: The close interactions between students.
Favorite Tradition: Homecoming and all of the sporting events.
Future Plans: Attend medical school to become a neurologist or cardiologist.

 

Rachel Anderson

Major: History
Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA
Why YHC?: Campus is like a home away from home.
Best Part About YHC: The surrounding area is breathtaking.
Favorite Tradition: Welcome Week is a great time catch up with friends you haven’t seen in a while.
Future Plans: Travel and learn about world history in person.

 

Mackenzie Brown

Major: Business and Public Policy
Hometown: Lilburn, GA
Why YHC?: I wanted a more intimate college experience and YHC was the perfect size.
Other Campus Involvements: Gamma Psi sorority
Best Part About YHC: There are so many ways to get involved on campus, and you feel a sense of community you wouldn't experience at a huge university.
Favorite Tradition: Greek Week and also the annual Thanksgiving dinner when professors serve the students.
Future Plans: I haven’t fully decided yet, but I know it will involve helping others.

 

Erin Fincannon

Major: Biology
Hometown: Whigham, GA
Why YHC?: It’s Methodist-affiliated, and I immediately fell in love when I toured the campus.
Other Campus Involvements: Underground Bible Study
Best Part About YHC: YHC is one big, happy family.
Favorite Tradition: Walking the wall before finals.
Future Plans: I plan on becoming a physician’s assistant.

 

Mackenzie Googe

Major: Biology
Hometown: Tifton, GA
Why YHC?: I loved the small campus and class sizes, and everyone was so friendly.
Other Campus Involvements: SGA, Gamma Psi sorority
Best Part About YHC: The location—there is always something do
Favorite Tradition: Walking the wall before finals and late-night dining with my friends.
Future Plans: I will attend dental school after graduation.

 

Laura Howell

Major: Communication Studies
Hometown: Canton, GA
Why YHC?: The community and family feel when I first visited campus.
Best Part About YHC: I’m blessed to be surrounded by such incredible people.
Favorite Tradition: The “ghost tour” during START Orientation.
Future Plans: I want to work in communications for companies like Disney, Universal and Warner Brothers.

 

Julie Jaeger

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Savannah, GA
Why YHC?: I am given the tools needed to reach my full potential.
Other Campus Involvements: Ultimate Frisbee Team
Best Part About YHC: There are countless activities and clubs to suit everyone’s individual interests.
Favorite Tradition: Greek cheers on the Plaza!
Future Plans: Become an elementary school guidance counselor

 

Kyle Johnson

Major: Communication Studies
Hometown: Columbus, GA
Why YHC?: The professors are invested in your education. They want you to succeed.
Other Campus Involvements: Theatre Young Harris, Intramural sports, Greek Life
Favorite Tradition: Laser tag on the plaza is always fun.
Future Plans: I’m not sure yet, but I definitely want to work with people.

 

Madi Kent

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Palm Harbor, FL
Why YHC?: The close-knit campus makes it easy to build relationships with students and faculty.
Other Campus Involvements: Greek life, SGA
Best Part About YHC: The family feel and beautiful mountains.
Future Plans: I want to become a child life specialist.

 

Sarah Nix

Major: Music
Hometown: Valdosta, GA
Why YHC?: The mountains and the unique campus. I fit right in!
Other Campus Involvements: Catholic Student Association, Concert Choir
Best Part About YHC: The variety of students. I love meeting new and unique people.
Favorite Tradition: Walking the wall before finals.
Future Plans: I will pursue a master’s degree in music therapy.

 

Baylie Whitten

Major: English
Hometown: Cartersville, GA
Why YHC?: I was looking for a smaller classroom size so I could really connect with my professors and that is exactly what I found at YHC. The campus is beautiful and everyone is so friendly.
Other Campus Involvements: Intramural sports, Animalia Club, Religious life
Best Part About YHC: Everyone is friendly and you feel close to nature and those around you.
Favorite Tradition: I really love the weekly campus-wide coffee break, The Morning Paws, every Wednesday.
Future Plans: Become a book editor for a big publishing company.