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 Regarding the name of the College, after an in-depth review of historical documents about Young L.G. Harris’s life, as well as numerous discussions, we, the Committee on Renaming, decided that Young Harris College will continue to be known as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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 yhc.edu/claydotsonopen.
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 Prevention. Please click here to view highlights of the Dining Services plan.
Today, Young Harris College announced the key points of its move-in plan for new and returning residential students. 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 Prevention. Please click here to view highlights of the move-in plan.
During our period of social silence, we have been listening intently to your feedback. Many members of our team are brainstorming ways that Young Harris College can better implement our commitments to diversity, inclusion, equality and justice in areas including our academic curriculum and campus culture.
Today, Young Harris College announced a phased plan to return to classes. 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 Prevention. The College notes the plan may be changed as a result of new information, orders and guidance. Please click here to view the full plan.