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Hiawassee's Ethel Winters Contributes to YHC Local Scholarship Campaign

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5237, kndean@yhc.edu 

Hiawassee's Ethel Winters Contributes to Young Harris College Local Scholarship Campaign

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College recently received a gift from long-time donor Ethel Winters of Hiawassee, Ga., as a contribution to the Edward W. Winters Scholarship, which was established in honor of her late husband to benefit the College’s Local Scholarship Campaign.
 
For the 2013-2014 academic year, more than $3.3 million has been awarded to students through the Local Scholarship Campaign, which provides scholarship funding for local students attending YHC from Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Rabun, Towns and Union counties in Georgia and Cherokee and Clay counties in North Carolina.
 
Established in 1991, the Young Harris College Board of Associates is a group of local business and civic leaders who act as ambassadors for the College and serve as a sounding board for the community. The Board meets regularly with YHC President Cathy Cox and other YHC administrators to discuss areas of mutual concern and interest.

For more information about the Local Scholarship Campaign or to make a gift or pledge to the campaign, contact Jennifer McAfee in the Office of Advancement at (706) 379-5318 or jmcafee@yhc.edu.

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.

Young Harris College President Cathy Cox (left) was recently presented with a contribution to the College’s Local Scholarship Campaign by Ethel Winters of Hiawassee, Ga.
 
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