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 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” on the following Friday nights: May 17, June 14, June 21, July 12 and July 19. Each show begins at 8 p.m
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: a picnic and Vespers Service at Brasstown Bald, a Baccalaureate Service and a Commencement Ceremony.
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.
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 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.
This spring, Hamilton Gardens at Lake Chatuge is partnering with Young Harris College to offer a communications internship to YHC senior Savannah Rogers of Cleveland, Georgia. The results are mutually beneficial: Hamilton Gardens is receiving innovative ideas for implementing educational programming, and Rogers is gaining invaluable hands-on experience.
Young Harris College Assistant Professor of Art History Dr. Mary Slavkin has been selected to participate in the seminar “Art and Society in Britain, Hogarth to Turner (1730-1851)” at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, from July 21 – 26, 2019. Slavkin is one of 22 participants selected from more than 650 independent colleges nationwide.
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