Press Room

Dr. Keith DeFoor with the SACSCOC 2022 Carol A. Luthman Meritorious Service Award.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Young Harris College is pleased to announce Dr. Keith DeFoor, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison, has received the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges’ (SACSCOC) 2022 Carol A. Luthman Meritorious Service Award. SACSCOC has also invited Dr. DeFoor to its reimagined 2023 Summer Institute in Dallas, Texas, as a Peer Instructor. 

Young Harris College Welcomes New Counselor Nerissa Baker
Tuesday, March 28, 2023

As of March 20, the YHC Counseling Center has a new counselor: Nerissa Baker. Nerissa brings over twenty years of mental health counseling and consultation experience to YHC. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina, and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Individual (CCTS-I). Her master's degree in Community Counseling and an Educational Specialist Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling are both from UNC-Greensboro.

A small group of YHC Art and Design students pose for a photo outside the Campus Gate Art Gallery.
Monday, March 27, 2023

Young Harris College’s Campus Gate Art Gallery is hosting the 2023 Student Juried Art Exhibition featuring artwork by YHC students. The exhibit opened on Monday, March 20, with a reception at 6 p.m. in the gallery. The student work will be on display through Thursday, March 30. The exhibit is free and open to the public!

The Student Development Office has a new face: please welcome Kathy Pachman, Assistant to the Vice President of Student Development.
Monday, March 27, 2023

The Student Development Office has a new face: please welcome Kathy Pachman, Assistant to the Vice President of Student Development.

Members of Alpha Omega, one of Young Harris College's twelve Greek organizations, hanging out on the Lawn!
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Greek Week is a spring tradition where Young Harris’s Greek organizations gather throughout the week to celebrate Greek life and its many contributions to the campus and beyond. It’s an opportunity for members to get together to do good work in and for this community and spend time with students from other Greek organizations. And though some of the events are open only to members of sororities and fraternities, many are open to those curious about what it means to “go Greek” at YHC. Greek Week kicks off this Saturday morning, with YHC’s Greek “Day of Service,” coordinated by the Rev. Stephen Soulen. 

Charter members being inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa Circle.
Friday, March 17, 2023

On Thursday, March 16, Young Harris College held its Circle Charter Ceremony for the National Leadership Honors Society Omicron Delta Kappa (O∆K), with over 30 outstanding individuals inducted as founding members of the Circle. O∆K President and CEO Dr. Tara Singer presided over the ceremony, joined by Young Harris College President, Dr. Drew Van Horn and Provost, Dr. Jason Pierce. 

Dr. Chris Lay looks forward to participating in the CIC’s New Currents in Teaching Philosophy.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Young Harris College Professor of Philosophy, Dr. Chris Lay, has been selected to participate in the Council of Independent Colleges’s (CIC) New Currents in Teaching Philosophy. Dr. Lay, who has been teaching at YHC since 2020, welcomes the experience of attending the Institute for CIC Faculty Members.

Georgia Shipley and her Semester at Sea classmates exploring one of many ports during their journey.
Thursday, March 9, 2023

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — Young Harris College student Georgia Shipley, class of 2024, studied abroad with Semester at Sea during the Fall 2022 term. Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with the optional autism endorsement, Georgia earned 12 credit hours in her major through a combination of traditional and hands-on learning experiences, all while travelling to 11 different countries.

Young Harris College students Emma Pullium and Rex DiPietro play the piano.
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Young Harris College invites the community to attend fine arts events in March. All events will take place on the YHC campus, which is located at 1 College St., Young Harris, Georgia 30582. Enjoy the following events:

Last year’s Big Dance attendees enjoying music through the decades and the table-decorating contest!
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Perhaps you’ve seen the social media posts about this weekend’s Big Dance, but do you know what an important part of YHC’s focus on students this event is?


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