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Young Harris College Board of Trustees Honors Warren and Broadrick
Board Approves New Athletic Programs and More Residential Construction
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – During the semi-annual meeting of the Young Harris College Board of Trustees held in Atlanta on Nov. 11, the board unanimously passed resolutions to honor, posthumously, two loyal and generous trustees, Mary R. Warren and George Broadrick, ’41.
Warren, a native of Atlanta, served on the Board of Trustees for 24 years and as an emeritus trustee for two years. She served with distinction on many of the board’s committees and chaired the endowment, student affairs and trusteeship committees. Warren also served on several ad hoc committees, including the presidential search committees of 2003-2004 and 2006-2007, and chaired the 2005 presidential inauguration committee. In 1989, Warren established the Thomas A. Ripley Endowed Scholarship in memory of her father. She was awarded the President's Medallion in 2006.
Young Harris College alumnus Broadrick served with distinction as a member of the Board of Trustees for 14 years and as an emeritus trustee for 29 years. A generous, enthusiastic and influential supporter of the College, Broadrick established the George H. Broadrick Scholarship Fund in 1991 to assist deserving students. In 1996, he was awarded the President's Medallion for his outstanding service to Young Harris College.
During the meeting, the board also approved the addition of intercollegiate men’s and women’s lacrosse and competitive cheerleading to the athletics programs at Young Harris College beginning in the fall of 2012; the establishment of a YHC Athletics Hall of Fame; and a second phase of construction that will add 108 beds to The Village, an apartment-style housing community for upperclassmen that opened in August 2011.
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.