Press Room

Young Harris College to Host Reverse Parade for Fall Fest on Oct. 29
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Young Harris College invites the community to attend a modified version of the College’s annual Fall Fest on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 5-7 p.m. 

Young Harris College Welcomes New Director of Admissions
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

On Nov. 1, 2020, Young Harris College will welcome Andra Brantley to serve as the director of admissions. In this role, Brantley will work with the admissions team to implement new strategies to grow and further develop enrollment.

The plaza at Young Harris College
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Young Harris College, its Board of Trustees and its Committee on Renaming do not in any way condone the act of slavery. Regarding the name of the College, after an in-depth review of historical documents about Young L.G. Harris’s life, as well as numerous discussions, we, the Committee on Renaming, decided that Young Harris College will continue to be known as such. We believe the positive reputation and value YHC has earned is based on its commitment to the Wesleyan tradition of higher education to develop both trained minds and warm hearts, not on the reputation of its namesake.

Rollins Campus Center
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

On Monday, Oct. 5 at 8:52 a.m., Young Harris College students and employees were notified by text and email that the College received an anonymous bomb threat to the Rollins Campus Center (RCC). The RCC was evacuated immediately. In-person classes scheduled to take place on campus were cancelled for the remainder of the day. The YHC Police Department, under the direction of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and with the support of multiple local and regional agencies, was able to secure the campus and discredit the threat by noon. The RCC was cleared for re-entry on Monday at 12:10 p.m. The GBI is in the process of tracing the threat. “Many thanks to all of the officers who responded so quickly to make sure our campus and our community remain safe,” said YHC Chief Operating Officer Bo Wright.

YHC Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Johnathan Davis is pictured in his classroom.
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Young Harris College recently announced that Dr. Johnathan Davis earned the 2020 Vulcan Teaching Excellence Award. The $1,000 award is sponsored by Vulcan Materials Company. It was established in 1991 to honor outstanding professors on select member campuses of the Georgia Independent College Association.

Beighley, Hale Present Gift to YHC for Student Scholarships
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Young Harris College recently received a generous donation on behalf of Phi Delta sorority from alumna Melanie Beighley, ’79, and her mother, Barbara Hale, former YHC professor of education and advisor for Phi Delta sorority.

Winners of the 2020 Clay Dotson Open Alumni Challenge included Jay Burks, Andy Burks, ’94, Jackson Burks, ’19, and Ryan Burks, ’13.
Friday, August 21, 2020

On Monday, Aug. 10, Young Harris College hosted the 16th annual Clay Dotson Open golf tournament at Brasstown Valley Resort to raise money for student scholarships. Approximately 80 golfers played in the tournament, which raised more than $65,000.

The plaza at Young Harris College
Monday, August 3, 2020

Young Harris College will soon welcome students back to campus for the fall semester. Residential students move in the week of Aug. 10, and fall classes start Aug. 17. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, YHC is only open to its faculty, staff and students at this time.

The Clay Dotson Open will be Monday, Aug. 10 at Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, Georgia. The annual golf tournament is the College’s largest fundraiser to support student scholarships.
Friday, July 31, 2020

Young Harris College invites community members to register for the 16th annual Clay Dotson Open on Monday, Aug. 10 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

Rollins Campus Center
Friday, July 17, 2020

Today, Young Harris College announced the key points of its Dining Services plan. The plan is informed by and complies with current best practice recommendations, Gov. Kemp’s executive orders and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionPlease click here to view highlights of the Dining Services plan.