Class of 2015
Young Harris College conferred 156 degrees on graduates participating in the College's Commencement ceremony on May 9 in the YHC Recreation and Fitness Center. The seniors earned degrees in art, biology, business and public policy, communication studies, education, English, history, mathematics, music, music education, musical theatre, outdoor leadership, psychology, religious studies and theatre. Read on to find out more about outstanding students from the Class of 2015.
COMMENCEMENT 2015: BY THE NUMBERS
53 Bachelor of Arts graduates (art, communication studies, English, history, music, musical
theatre, religious studies, theatre)
4 Bachelor of Music Education graduates
100 Bachelor of Science graduates (biology, business and public policy, chemistry, education,
mathematics, outdoor leadership, psychology)
18 Honor’s Program graduates
19 students who graduated Summa Cum Laude
Dr. Charles R. Clegg Outstanding Scholar Award
Zell B. Miller Leadership Award
Young Harris Spirit Award
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
Mary Mildred Sullivan Award
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Honors Ceremony Awards
Joseph Wilson Boone ’31 History Award
Jebson Seth Merritt
Luke Rushton ’42 Scholar Athlete Award
Outstanding Biology Student Award
Outstanding Graduate in Business and Public Policy Award
Outstanding Senior in English Award
Outstanding Paper in an Upper Division English Course Award
A CLOSER LOOK
Please note: All bios were written in May 2015.
- Brian Montgomery, of Powder Springs, Ga., will serve as a V.I.P. Ambassador for the Atlanta Braves.
- Andrea Simmonds, of Suches, Ga., was accepted into Wake Forest University’s Master of Divinity program.
- Kristen Dippold, of Thebes, Ga., will intern at Voyager Outward Bound, the premier provider of experience-based outdoor leadership programs across the U.S.
- Patrick Young, of Dawsonville, Ga., was accepted to the University of Georgia’s master's in Tuba Performance program.
- Ashley Davenport, of Newnan, Ga., was accepted into the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.
- Cory Helton, of Suches, Ga., was accepted in Mercer University Medical School.
- Jebson Merritt, of Blairsville, Ga., will be attending Louisiana State University Law School.
- Beckie Payne, of Blairsville, Ga., was accepted into North Georgia College’s Masters of Teaching Program.
- Harrison Myers, of Byron, Ga., was accepted to the University of Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources Program in Forestry.
- Stephanie Nichols, of Douglasville, Ga., received a stage management internship at Aurora Theatre.
- Hana Kudela, of Moultrie, Ga., was accepted into the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.
- Kaycee Cash, of Woodstock, Ga., was accepted into the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.