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YHC President Cathy Cox Proclaims October to be National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Monday, October 17, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5310, kndean@yhc.edu

Young Harris College President Cathy Cox Proclaims October to be National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College President Cathy Cox proclaimed October to be National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in conjunction with Support in Abusive Family Emergencies, Inc. (S.A.F.E). President Cox urges all citizens to participate in scheduled activities and programs that focus on efforts to end domestic violence. 

As part of the awareness month, S.A.F.E. will team up with YHC student organizations C.L.A.W. (Campus Leaders Advocating Wellness) and Phi Alpha Phi to present a special “Remember My Name” candlelight vigil ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 5:30 p.m. outside Susan B. Harris Chapel on the Young Harris College campus.

S.A.F.E. is a non-profit organization funded by the State of Georgia, various United States federal agencies and by local contributions. S.A.F.E.'s mission is to provide support, advocacy and emergency shelter for victims of domestic abuse, child abuse and sexual abuse, regardless of gender, and to heighten community awareness of such abuse in Union and Towns counties.
 
For more information about S.A.F.E., contact the local chapter at (706) 379-1901 or info@safeservices.org.

About Young Harris College
2011 marks the 125th anniversary for Young Harris College, 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. Long known for nurturing students during the first two years of college, Young Harris College received accreditation in 2008 to grant bachelor’s degrees. The College currently has approximately 900 students across four divisions—Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia’s first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 148-bed, apartment-style residential village. Earlier this year, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. For more information, visit www.yhc.edu.

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