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Award-winning Young Harris professor’s poetry focuses on grief, isolation 

For Gale Thompson, a Creative Writing professor at Young Harris College, the isolation and separation during the pandemic served as inspiration for her latest book of poetry, Mountain Amnesia. And her work is garnering recognition from the literary world, including a national award. 

YHC Alum, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter to receive YHC Medallion Award  

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-GA, is receiving Young Harris College’s highest honor, the YHC Medallion, at this year’s 2024 Commencement Ceremony May 4 at the College. 

Young Harris College welcomes new CFO Bobby Moye

Bringing 20 years of financial experience, Bobby Moye joins Young Harris College as the new Chief Financial Officer.  

Tips for viewing the eclipse Monday

If you want to see a total eclipse over North and South America, Monday is the last chance you’ll have for 20 years, as the next one doesn’t happen until 2044. 

Led Zeppelin comes to O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium in April

From Stairway to Heaven to Immigrant Song, the music of Led Zeppelin will fill the O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium at Young Harris College in April. 

Young Harris College brings John Cage’s music to life

Young Harris College will bring the unique and ground-breaking work of American composer John Cage to life in the Susan B. Harris Chapel Thursday at 7 p.m.

YHC’s Jennifer Rushton named Director of Athletics for Albion College

Young Harris College Director of Athletics Jennifer Rushton will be leaving the college to take the reins of the Athletics program at Albion College, a private liberal arts college in Albion, MI.

March shows announced for O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium

Everything from a Magic Tree House to the skies of Georgia will illuminate the O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium at Young Harris College in March.

Young Harris College professor completes second Master of Fine Arts

Professor Ted Whisenhunt, chair of the Young Harris College Art Department, recently completed a second MFA, in Graphic Design, from The Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Young Harris College alums ride to fight multiple sclerosis

Each year, a group of Young Harris College graduates take to their bicycles to battle the disease, multiple sclerosis, participating in the annual Peach Ride for the Cure for the Georgia Multiple Sclerosis Society.

A lot on tap at the O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium in February

From frozen vistas to eclipses to immersive music experiences, the O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium at Young Harris College as a little of everything on tap for shows in February.

Young Harris College art show, performance from heralded songwriter, folk artist

From snake-handling churches and his time being a pastor to serving in the military and going to war; these experiences inspired Abe Partridge in the creation of his music and artworks. In 2018 he went public with his music and art, and last week shared his story and his works at Young Harris College.

Ice Worlds come to O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium Jan. 26

Curious about the frozen vistas of our solar system? Stop by the O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium for the Ice Worlds show Friday, Jan. 26, to learn more about the critical relationship between ice and life.

Young Harris College student selected for Georgia governor’s internship

Hayden Durrett, a senior with a Public Policy & Law and Business Administration double-major, was selected for the spring 2024 internship, working in the state capitol in Atlanta in the governor’s office.

Young Harris College biology major selected for environmental internship

Work in the classroom or lab is an important part of any college education, but hands-on training in a student’s field of study provides unmatched experience. Jill Dixon, a recent graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Biology at Young Harris College, was one of many students with just this type of opportunity.

Young Harris College English students attend Shakespeare’s “Tempest”

English students at Young Harris College were treated to a taste of English culture recently both in terms of food and drink and a stage performance as they traveled to Atlanta to see William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.”

Young Harris College Men’s Soccer team works with local community

Living on your own, especially later in life, can be difficult and lonely. So, players from the Young Harris College Men’s soccer team decided to make a difference in the lives of some elderly residents in the local area.

Young Harris College names Lydia Sartain to Board of Trustees

A native of Blairsville and nine-year District Attorney for Georgia Northeastern Judicial Court, Lydia Jackson Sartain ‘79, has been named to the Young Harris College Board of Trustees. The alumna was voted in at the Fall meeting of the College’s Board of Trustees Nov. 3.

Young Harris College presents November, December Fine Arts events

Young Harris College invites the community to attend upcoming Fine Arts events in November and December. Most events will take place on the YHC campus, which is located at One College Street in Young Harris.

Young Harris student awarded Woodward Scholarship, studies in England

Seeing sites ranging from Big Ben to Buckingham Palace, Kristen Trice –recipient of the Woodward Endowed Scholarship from Young Harris College – spent the past summer studying British literature at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England.