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Joy Hamm - Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management
Joy Hamm

Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management

Hi! I am Joy Hamm, and I am excited to serve as the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management here at Young Harris College! As a graduate of a small, liberal arts college, I personally know the value of receiving an education from a place like YHC. I have worked in higher education for over 20 years, and I love using my experiences to help students and their families through the admissions and financial aid processes. I can’t wait to meet you!

(706) 379-5172

Kelley Bryson, '18 - Assistant Director of Recruitment
Kelley Bryson, 2018

assistant director of recruitment

Area: Freshman students from Union County, Towns County, Early College, transfer, re-admit and graduate students

My name is Kelley Bryson, and my heart bleeds Mountain Lion Purple! I graduated from Young Harris College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies in 2018. I’m a local girl from the next town over, and I commuted to YHC during my time in the Enchanted Valley. I worked in the Admissions Office as a Student Representative, and when I graduated, I joined the team as a staff member. I love serving our students from Union County, Georgia, and students who transfer to YHC, enroll in Early College or enroll in our graduate program.

(706) 379-5222

Myra O'Connor, 1981 - Assistant Director of Admissions Operations
Myra O'Connor, 1981

assistant director of admissions operations

My name is Myra O’Connor, and I am the Assistant Director of Admissions Operations here at YHC. I am happy to sign you up for a campus visit where you can tour our beautiful campus, sit in on a class that you are interested in, meet a professor from your intended major, and get a glimpse of everything you are looking for in your college experience!

(706) 379-5123

Katie McConnell - Admissions Counselor
Katie McConnell

Admissions counselor

Area: Freshman students from Metro-Atlanta

As a local from right here in Towns County, Georgia, I have a unique and personal appreciation for the Enchanted Valley! Some of my favorite things to do in the area include tubing on Lake Chatuge, watching the sunset from beautiful Bell Mountain and taking a walk around Meeks Park with friends. What makes Young Harris College so wonderful is the tight-knit community that supports and loves each other so well. YHC has always held a special place in my heart, and it is my joy to share that love with incoming students!

(706) 379-5056

Katie Phenix
Katie Phenix, 2021

Admissions counselor

Area: Freshman students from South Georgia and Out of State

My name is Katie Phenix, and I am from Loganville, Georgia. I graduated from YHC in May 2021 with a B.A. in Communication Studies and a minor in Women’s Studies. I took my first tour of YHC in 8th grade and knew this was where I was supposed to be! I worked in the Office of Admissions as a Student Representative giving tours of the Enchanted Valley, and now I have the opportunity to serve incoming freshmen from not only South Georgia, but from all across the U.S.! I was also a part of the YHC Competitive Cheerleading team, Greek Life, and Residence Life. On the weekends, you can usually find me adventuring with my pup, Tallulah! Go Mountain Lions!

(706) 379-5029