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Donor Profiles

Mountain Lion Legacy highlights alumni and friends of Young Harris College and the unique ways they support YHC. 

Annual Clay Dotson Open Offers Rewarding Challenge for Golfers
Friend of the College Gene Clopton shares his passion for golf and YHC

April 2014

The annual Clay Dotson Open golf tournament to benefit student scholarships at Young Harris College will be held on Monday, May 19, at Brasstown Valley Resort. For avid golfer and friend of the College Gene Clopton, of Young Harris, this marks his 15th year participating in the tournament. 

Clopton first met the tournament’s namesake, Emeriti Professor of History, former Academic Dean and interim President Clay Dotson, Ph.D., when Brasstown Valley Resort opened in 1995. The two began golfing together and have been close friends ever since. Read more »

Friends of the Arts Play Leading Role at Young Harris College
FOTA member Rev. Richard Hoibraten encourages all to support the arts

March 2014

Young Harris College Friends of the Arts (FOTA) platinum member Rev. Richard Hoibraten, of Young Harris, believes in the arts and recognizes how programs like FOTA help students develop into responsible adults with artistic individuality.

“Music, theatre and art touch everyone and promote unity in the human race,” explained Rev. Hoibraten. “I encourage everyone to become involved in the arts at local colleges and share in the experience. These students are phenomenal.” Read more »

The Grapevine to Headline Young Harris College's Big Dance
Big Dance Chair Don Schneider invites the community to get involved 

February 2014

Young Harris College’s Board of Associates will present the fourth annual Big Dance featuring The Grapevine live in concert on Saturday, March 15, in the YHC Recreation and Fitness Center. This enjoyable evening of live music and fun fellowship for a great cause benefits YHC’s Local Scholarship Campaign. 

Guests will dance the night away while raising scholarship funds for more than 200 local students from Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Rabun, Towns and Union counties in Georgia and Cherokee and Clay counties in North Carolina. Read more »

Class Scholarship Challenge Benefits Future Generations of YHC Students
Leslie Frierson, '99, and Ben Persons, '94, explain why they are involved

January 2014

Young Harris College’s Class Scholarship Challenge, which kicks off on Friday, Jan. 31, is an easy and effective way for alumni to contribute to the success of current and future YHC students—while also engaging in a little friendly competition.

Alumni from across the generations rally together to help deserving students attend their alma mater during this annual push to raise funds for student scholarships. YHC alumna Leslie DeMore Frierson, ’99, of Gainesville, first heard of the challenge in 2012, and immediately knew she wanted to participate. Read more »