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Jennifer Rushton will serve as director of athletics for Young Harris College beginning July 1.
Friday, June 21, 2019

Young Harris College President Dr. Drew L. Van Horn recently announced that Jennifer Rushton will serve as director of athletics for the Mountain Lions beginning July 1.

David Gurley, ’69, Charlie Butler, ’69, Joe Lashley and Jerry Waller, ’69, won the Tom Forkner, Sr. Alumni Challenge at Young Harris College’s 2019 Clay Dotson Open golf tournament.
Friday, May 31, 2019

On Monday, May 13, Young Harris College hosted the 15th annual Clay Dotson Open golf tournament at Brasstown Valley Resort to raise money for student scholarships. Approximately 150 golfers played in the tournament, which raised more than $95,000.

Young Harris College graduates at Commencement
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Young Harris College conferred 195 degrees on graduates participating in the College’s Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 11 in the YHC Recreation and Fitness Center. 

Young Harris College invites alumni back to campus for “Sunshine and Good Times.”
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Young Harris College invites alumni and their families to return to campus Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9 for Alumni Weekend.

The O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium at Young Harris College will host “Planet Nine.”
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium at Young Harris College will host “Planet Nine” on the following Friday nights: May 17, June 14, June 21, July 12 and July 19. Each show begins at 8 p.m

Sponsors David and Sherry Bubeck of Blairsville, Georgia (pictured center) with members of The Grapevine, a Macon, Georgia-based band, at Young Harris College’s Big Dance on Friday, April 26.
Friday, May 3, 2019

On Friday, April 26, Young Harris College hosted The Big Dance to raise scholarship funds for more than 200 students from eight surrounding counties: Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Rabun, Towns and Union counties in Georgia, and Cherokee and Clay counties in North Carolina. Approximately 240 community members attended the event, which raised more than $10,000 for the Local Scholarship Campaign.

Young Harris College will finish its 2018-2019 academic year with three events celebrating its graduating seniors.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Young Harris College will finish its 2018-2019 academic year with three events celebrating its graduating seniors: a picnic and Vespers Service at Brasstown Bald, a Baccalaureate Service and a Commencement Ceremony.

The Clay Dotson Open golf tournament will be Monday, May 13 at Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, Georgia. The annual tournament supports scholarships for students at Young Harris College.
Friday, April 26, 2019

Young Harris College invites community members to register for the 15th annual Clay Dotson Open on Monday, May 13 at Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, Georgia. This highly anticipated golf tournament is YHC’s premier fundraising event for student scholarships. Sponsorships, player registrations, mulligans and more are available for purchase at yhc.edu/claydotsonopen through Tuesday, May 7.

YHC students Darrien Henson, Mallory Downs, Aubrey Crowell, Caroline Cox, Mark Howington, Robert Moser and Hannah Walker (not pictured) presented their research on the Southern Appalachian Snorkeling Trail as part of the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Appalachian Teaching Project at the annual conference in Washington, D.C. Harrison Scott and David Thompson also participated in the research but are not pictured.
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Nine students from Young Harris College recently developed the Southern Appalachian Snorkeling Trail and wrote a guidebook for the trail as a result of their research on preserving the region’s water quality by promoting native fish diversity and ecotourism. Over the past few months, the students have presented their work in Washington, D.C., Cordele, Georgia and Asheville, North Carolina.

The O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium at Young Harris College
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium at Young Harris College will host “Rock the Dome II” on Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. and again on Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Each planetarium show costs $5 for adults, $3 for children and is free for YHC students, faculty and staff. To purchase tickets in advance, visit yhc.edu/planetarium.

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