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Author: Mayra Leyva
Media Contact: Maddy Elledge
(706) 379-5319, [email protected]

Young Harris College to Host Unveiling Ceremony of the Andy Rowe Comics Collection

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga – Young Harris College recently received an extensive comic book collection valued at more than $10,000 from Murphy, N.C., resident Andy Rowe. The Andy Rowe Comics Collection will be presented during YHC’s annual Family Weekend on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Student Organization Loft of the Rollins Campus Center on the YHC campus. This event is free and open to the public.

Rowe will present and discuss his collection, which began in the 1960s and includes thousands of comic books through the decades. Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Dr. Kathryn Frank and Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Chair of the Department Dr. Chris Richardson along with current YHC students junior art major Khalid Johnson, of Decatur, Ga., senior communication studies major John Lyle Moore, of Rabun Gap, Ga., and senior religious studies major Emily Todd, of Coral Springs, Fla., will also speak during the event.

“It’s a great feeling to know that this collection, which means so much to me, has found such a good home,” said Rowe. “I greatly look forward to being part of its development as a valuable academic resource for the students and faculty at YHC.”

For more information about this special collection or the unveiling presentation, contact Dr. Richardson at (706) 379-5311.

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,100 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., has completed major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. Recent LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, new residence facilities, and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. The College is an active member of NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2017-2018 list of Colleges of Distinction and is listed as a “Best National Liberal Arts College” by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit