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U.S. Congressman Doug Collins Visits Young Harris College with North Georgia Network Representatives

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – U.S. Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) recently visited Young Harris College along with North Georgia Network President and CEO Paul Belk and Vice President of Market and Member Services Michael Foor. YHC President Cathy Cox shared with the group an overview of the College as well as the recent successes of students enrolled in Young Harris Early College.

YHC recently developed the new Young Harris Early College to offer Move On When Ready (MOWR), Georgia’s new dual-enrollment program, courses to local and state-wide high school students.

“I was pleased to share with Rep. Collins the success of our Young Harris Early College program,” said President Cox. “We’re proud of our partnership with the North Georgia Network, who works to provide seamless high-speed, fiber-optic technology so we can deliver synchronous courses directly to the classrooms of our local high schools.”

The MOWR program allows high school students to earn college credit while working towards their high school diploma, and completely covers the cost of tuition, mandatory fees, and required textbooks.

“It was great to be with my friend, President Cathy Cox,” said Rep. Collins. “Young Harris is an amazing college doing amazing things. Through their work with the North Georgia Network and with local schools and communities, Young Harris is building a legacy of positive influence beyond their campus and throughout North Georgia.”

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North Georgia Network Vice President of Market and Member Services Michael Foor (left to right), U.S. Congressman Doug Collins, Young Harris College President Cathy Cox and NGN President and CEO Paul Belk met on the YHC campus to discuss recent successes of the College. 

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 2016-2017 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