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Ray Lambert Awarded Young Harris College Medallion   
Thursday, May 18, 2023

Young Harris College Trustee Ray P. Lambert, Jr. received the College’s highest award, the YHC Medallion, during its 2023 Commencement ceremony on May 6.  

Steve Esser joins the Young Harris College staff in the role of Communications Director.
Tuesday, May 16, 2023

A new member has joined the Communications team at Young Harris, bringing a blend of nearly 40 years of journalism and public relations experience to the College.

Young Harris College faculty and staff enjoy an afternoon of camaraderie and celebration at The Barn in Young Harris, Georgia.
Friday, May 12, 2023

YHC hosted its Annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, May 11. College employees enjoyed an afternoon of cornhole and karaoke, and the incoming Staff Council and the Unsung Heroes of Young Harris College were announced. 

 The Class of 2023 celebrates their graduation from Young Harris College.
Thursday, May 11, 2023

The Young Harris College 2022–2023 academic year has come to an end, and members of the Class of 2023 have completed their final year in the Enchanted Valley. After celebrating YHC seniors at the annual Senior Reception and Baccalaureate Service, the College held its traditional Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6, in the Harp Recreation and Commencement Center.

Caden Quiles, Young Harris College Class of 2023, prepares to intern with the American Junior Golf Association. 
Friday, May 5, 2023

Caden Quiles, Young Harris College Class of 2023, has been selected to intern with the American Junior Golf Association during the summer of 2023. This opportunity will allow Caden to use the knowledge and skills he has developed through his newly acquired bachelor’s degree in Sports and Recreation Studies. 

Matthew George, who recently earned his BA in Communication Studies and Spanish at Young Harris College, will deliver the keynote speech for Commencement.
Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Young Harris College is pleased and excited to announce the 2023 Commencement Speaker: Matthew (Mateo) George, who completed his degree in December of 2022, majoring in Communication Studies and Spanish.

Young Harris College students on the bank of the Nantahala River following their rafting excursion at the Nantahala Outdoor Center. 
Monday, May 1, 2023

Young Harris College’s Department of Sports, Recreation, and Outdoor Studies has partnered with the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) to provide students with opportunities for experiential leadership, education, and practice.

Young Harris College’s Ready to ROAR is a summer pre-orientation that prepares students for life as Mountain Lions.
Friday, April 28, 2023

 On Saturday, April 22, YHC welcomed thirty-one accepted students and 44 family members to campus for Ready to ROAR. Through this initial step in the College’s Readiness, Orientation, and Academic Registration (ROAR) Program, incoming students enjoy an all-day event designed to introduce new Mountain Lions and their families to life on campus.

Young Harris College scholarship donors and recipients enjoy the annual Scholarship Luncheon.
Thursday, April 27, 2023

Young Harris College hosted its Annual Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, April 21. This event is designed to honor both scholarship donors and student recipients in a celebration of education, inspiration, and empowerment. Donors were recognized for their contributions to the lives of so many YHC students. 

Young Harris College student Madeline Deaton receives the Outstanding Paper Award in the biomedical section of the Georgia Academy of Science.
Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Young Harris College is pleased to announce that student Madeline Deaton recently received the Outstanding Paper Award in the Biomedical Section of the Georgia Academy of Science. Dr. Jennifer Schroeder, Associate Professor of Biology, advised Madeline’s research, which explored possible chemicals to treat or prevent metabolic issues like type 2 diabetes.

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