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Young Harris College hosts Get-To-Know with new Athletic Director

Aaron Bessey has been hard at work over the past few weeks as he wrapped up his position as Associate Athletic Director for External Relations at UNC Asheville, while also shifting into his new role as Athletic Director for Young Harris.

Young Harris College Police celebrate 40 years 

Forty years ago, a new sheriff came to town as the Young Harris College police force became an official accredited law enforcement agency in Georgia, growing from a police force of one to a fully-staffed, 24/7 department keeping the peace at the College.  

Hillgrove Hall display honors Hill’s influence on YHC 

Dr. WIlliam Harry and Harriet Hill are synonymous with Young Harris College. The couple from Powder Springs, GA, were ardent supporters of the College and young Mountain Lions who studied here.

Young Harris College Hosts 20th Annual Clay Dotson Open

The 20th annual Clay Dotson Open golf tournament was held on May 20 at Brasstown Valley Resort with 135 golfers, helping raise more than $130,000 to benefit student scholarships at Young Harris College.

Led Zeppelin returns to O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium in June 

From Stairway to Heaven to black holes, June’s lineup offers a little of everything at the O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium at Young Harris College in June. 

Young Harris College appoints Aaron Bessey as Athletic Director 

Veteran intercollegiate athletics administrator Aaron Bessey has been announced as the next Athletic Director for Young Harris College, President Dr. Drew Van Horn announced today.  

Young Harris College Class of 2024 Commencement 

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — Graduates from Young Harris College’s 2023–2024 academic year walked the stage Saturday, culminating four years of education and earning their degrees. Over 200 graduates received their degrees at Saturday’s ceremony on Young Harris College campus, the largest graduating class in the college’s history. 

Young Harris College elects new board members 

Two new members were voted to the Young Harris College Board of Trustees at the April 19 meeting on campus. Two current members were also awarded Emeritus Trustee status at the meeting. 

Young Harris College names two members Emeritus status 

Two current members of the Young Harris College Board of Trustees were awarded Emeritus Trustee status at the April 19 meeting on campus.

May shows announced for O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium

Is there life in outer space? Stop by the O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium at Young Harris College in May to find out. 

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.