Press Room

Rollins Campus Center
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Young Harris College recently distributed $509,660 it received as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to directly assist eligible students who are facing financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rollins Campus Center
Friday, March 20, 2020

"The danger of COVID-19 to our students, our faculty and staff, our loved ones, and the people of Towns County and the region is real. It poses a fundamental threat to lives and livelihoods. As President, it is my duty to do all in my power to mitigate this threat to our community. Therefore, today I announce that all spring 2020 courses will be offered online for the rest of the semester, and the May 9 Commencement ceremony will be postponed until a later date to be determined."

Rollins Campus Center
Friday, March 13, 2020

Below are responses to the frequently asked questions the YHC Pandemic Preparedness Team has received. If you still have questions after reviewing these responses, please use the email address or the dedicated phone number (706) 379-5383. We ask for patience as we navigate the complex impacts that this situation is having on YHC’s operations. We are making informed, real-time decisions and keeping the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff top of mind.

Rollins Campus Center
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Effective March 16, Young Harris College will transition all its academic curriculum delivery for an interim period of time to our online learning management system, Moodle.

Rollins Campus Center
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The College continues to monitor public health information related to COVID-19. With no reports of infection in Towns County or the local public health district, risks to students and employees remain low, so the College currently plans to restart classes on schedule Monday, March 16. However, in keeping with federal and state recommendations, the College is taking precautions.

Rollins Campus Center
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Young Harris College established a Pandemic Taskforce Response Team that’s actively engaged in monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation and preparing our campus to continue operations in a safe and healthy manner.

YHC students presented their research titled “Connecting Volunteerism, Science and Community Engagement to Protect Water Quality in a Southern Appalachian Watershed.” Pictured are Bethany Kenney, Mallory Downs, Matthew Cowart, Devin Filicicchia, Kelsie Floyd, Elizabeth Howell and Mikayla Escamilla. The students’ research was part of the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Appalachian Teaching Project, and the presentation took place at the annual conference in Washington, D.C.
Monday, February 17, 2020

Eight students from Young Harris College recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to present their research and experiences from a semester-long project about the importance of water quality in Southern Appalachia.

YHC student Kristin Talley performed at last year’s Valentine’s Day Cabaret Fundraiser. This year’s event will take place Friday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. in Suber Banquet Hall.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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

Young Harris College Police Department (YHCPD) Assistant Chief Robbie Rich, YHCPD Chief Ken Henderson, Hiawassee Mayor Liz Ordiales and Hiawassee Police Department Chief Paul Smith sign a memorandum of understanding for the two agencies to provide law enforcement support to one another when needed.
Friday, January 17, 2020

Young Harris College’s Police Department recently partnered with the Hiawassee Police Department to sign a memorandum of understanding. This written agreement between the two agencies allows them to provide law enforcement support to one another when needed.

The O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium at Young Harris College
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium at Young Harris College will host “Explore” on the following Friday nights: Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 21 and Feb. 28.


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