Northeast Georgia Board of Realtors Contributes to Young Harris College Local Scholarship Campaign

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010
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Northeast Georgia Board of RealtorsContributes to Young Harris College Local Scholarship Campaign

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College recently received a $500 check from the Northeast Georgia Board of RealtorsPresident Elect Faron King, 2010 President Andrea Bowman and Chief Executive Officer Susan W. Phillips on behalf of the Northeast Georgia Board of Realtorsas a contribution to the College’s Local Scholarship Campaign.

The Northeast Georgia Board of Realtorsprovides educational programs, products and services that enhance their ability to operate successfully in an ethical, professional and legal manner. As members of the Georgia Association of Realtorsand the National Association of Realtors, the Northeast Georgia Board of Realtorsworks to assist its members to achieve the highest level of professionalism and ethical standards to enhance their ability to provide quality service to clients.

The Northeast Georgia Board of Realtorsserves the counties of Towns, Union, Fannin, Gilmer and Pickens in Georgia, Clay and Cherokee in North Carolina and Bradley, Monroe and Polk in Tennessee.

For more information about the Northeast Georgia Board of Realtors, contact (706) 781-3032 or or visit

About the Local Scholarship Campaign
More than 150 students from the surrounding counties of Towns, Union, Fannin and Gilmer in Georgia and Cherokee and Clay in North Carolina are currently enrolled at Young Harris College. Reflecting a commitment by the College and the local community to these students, the Local Scholarship Campaign was established to raise funds to support the educational goals of local students at Young Harris College.

The Young Harris College Board of Associates, a 29-member group of local business and civic leaders who serve as ambassadors for the College as well as a sounding board for the community, leads this effort. Each fall the Board of Associates launches the annual Local Scholarship Campaign in an effort to assist in providing aid to the students coming to Young Harris College from these six communities.

Students like Julie Kelley, an allied health major from Union County, benefit from the scholarship money raised. “By receiving support from the Local Scholarship program, I have been able to stay close to home to attend college. I was not ready to move somewhere else for college, and I don’t think I would have achieved as much if I had moved away to a bigger school. This is home for me,” she said.

Sophomore Kendric McDonald, an education major from Cherokee County, N.C., said, “My scholarship has meant a lot to both me and my parents. When deciding which college to attend, cost was a determining factor. Thanks to the Local Scholarship Campaign, I was able to attend the college of my choice and play baseball at Young Harris College.”

About Young Harris College
Founded in 1886, Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. 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 800 students across four divisions—Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Science—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. For more information, visit

From left to right: Northeast Georgia Board of RealtorsPresident Elect Faron King, YHC Director of Development and Planned Giving Jennifer McAfee, 2010 Northeast Georgia Board of RealtorsPresident Andrea Bowman and Northeast Georgia Board of RealtorsChief Executive Officer Susan W. Phillips.