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YHC Center for Appalachian Studies and Community Engagement to Host Screening of “Remembering Miz Jones: A Story of the Mountains”

Friday, January 24, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: LeAnn Waldroup
(706) 379-5237, klwaldroup@yhc.edu

Young Harris College Center for Appalachian Studies and Community Engagement to Host Screening of “Remembering Miz Jones: A Story of the Mountains” 

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Center for Appalachian Studies and Community Engagement will host Emmy Award-winning documentarian David H. Duke for a special screening of “Remembering Miz Jones: A Story of the Mountains” on Monday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in Wilson Lecture Hall of Goolsby Center on the YHC campus. The event is free and open to the public.
 
Filmed in the north Georgia mountains, “Remembering Miz Jones” documents the life of an Appalachian woman as seen through the eyes of a 10-year-old boy from the city. This encounter with the vanishing Appalachian culture ultimately changes the boy’s life. 
 
Written, directed and produced by Duke, the film was accepted for broadcast on national public television and has been featured at several film festivals.
 
As president of Duke & Associates, Inc., the filmmaker specializes in documentaries for public television and creates short-form fundraising and advocacy films for non-profit causes. With more than 30 years of experience working for a variety of Fortune 500 companies, Duke has produced video and multimedia for clients in varied industries such as health care, consumer products, travel and telecommunications.
 
He received his bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees in English literature from Georgia State University, and is an active member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta.
 
For more information about the event, call (706) 379-5139.

About the Center for Appalachian Studies and Community Engagement
The Center for Appalachian Studies and Community Engagement is committed to the celebration of Appalachian heritage and culture, to scholarship that helps Young Harris College students understand the place and its peoples, and to service that engages students with communities in the region. Founded in 2010, the Center is housed in the historic Stephens house on U.S. Highway 76 in the heart of Young Harris, Ga. 
 
About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,100 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 226-bed residence hall that is expected to earn LEED certification, a 248-bed, apartment-style residential village and a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics, and in 2012, was invited to become the 14th member of the Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2013-2014 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit yhc.edu.

Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and director David H. Duke will present a special screening of “Remembering Miz Jones: A Story of the Mountains” on Monday, Feb. 3.

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