Young Harris College announced that Associate Professor of Theatre Anne Towns earned the 2021 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.
Young Harris College recently welcomed the 2021 Leadership Union class to its campus. Leadership Union is a program of the Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of the program is to develop leaders in the area to reach a higher quality of community life.
Kurt Mueller, a 2021 Young Harris College graduate from Woodstock, Georgia, received the Beverly Barrow Woodward, 1953, Endowed Scholarship, which was established by Leonard and Beverly Woodward of Rome, Georgia, and is granted annually to one YHC student to study abroad in England at Harlaxton College.
At the most recent board meeting, Young Harris College’s Board of Trustees elected Derek B. Goshay, Rev. D. Thad Haygood, 1992, and William B. “Bill” Jones as new trustees, and the Board welcomed Jane Roberts, 1970, as Alumni Board President and an ex-officio trustee.
Young Harris College invites the community to attend upcoming Fine Arts events. All events will take place on the YHC campus, which is located at 1 College St., Young Harris, Georgia 30582. For more information about Fine Arts events, please contact YHC Fine Arts at (706) 379-5182.
Young Harris College recently received a gift from long-time donor Ethel Winters of Hiawassee, Georgia as a contribution to the Edward W. Winters Scholarship.
The O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium at Young Harris College will host “From Earth to the Universe” on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 8 p.m. The Planetarium is housed in the Maxwell Center for Mathematics and Sciences on the YHC campus, which is located at 1 College Street, Young Harris, Georgia. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children, and is free for YHC students and employees.
On Thursday, August 26, Young Harris College partnered with the Towns County Health Department to hold its first COVID-19 vaccination clinic of the 2021-2022 academic year. All YHC students and employees were invited to participate. Sixty-six individuals attended the clinic and received a dose of the FDA-approved Pfizer vaccine.
Young Harris College has been approved by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) to provide a new financial planning minor program.
YHC student Jillian Dixon is interning for the Appalachia Georgia Friends of the Bears (AGFB) to acquire and compile public data from county agencies in Georgia on road-killed black bears to help shape wildlife policy.