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YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — Young Harris College invites alumni and their families to return to campus Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9 for Alumni Weekend.

“This is the perfect opportunity for YHC graduates to return to the Enchanted Valley and reconnect with former classmates,” said Director of Alumni Engagement Dana Devereaux Ensley, ’97. “From our annual Alumni Awards Ceremony to tailgating on the lawn, there will be multiple opportunities to reminisce and celebrate with each other.”

During the Half-Century Club Dinner and annual Alumni Awards Ceremony on Friday, June 7, YHC will recognize members of the class of 1969, as they are celebrating their 50th reunion this year. Additionally, the College will honor five Alumni Award recipients.

On Saturday, June 8, YHC will host “Biscuits and Local Honey,” where attendees can visit with YHC President Dr. Drew L. Van Horn, retired faculty and staff, as well as fellow alumni. Featured speakers include Dr. Paul Arnold, professor of biology and chair of the biology department, Dr. Clay Dotson, former history professor, academic dean and interim president, and Dr. Kaycee Cash, ’15, a YHC alumna who recently graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Alumni Weekend Luncheon will feature live music by the Border Hop Five. There will also be a Tailgate Tent Takeover, campus tours, a service of remembrance, milestone reunion events and an outing to Bell Mountain, among many other activities on Saturday. On Sunday, June 9, Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church will offer two church services that are open to alumni, and brunch will be available in the Grace Rollins Dining Hall on the YHC campus. For a complete schedule of events, visit, and from the menu on the right side, click “Schedule of Events.”

As a new feature of Alumni Weekend, YHC is offering on-campus accommodations this year. Options include two residence halls or rental space for campers and RVs. For more information and pricing for on-campus accommodations, visit, and from the menu on the right side, click “Accommodations Registration.”

“We look forward to seeing our alumni back on campus every year,” said Ensley. “They live and work all over the world, and this weekend is a chance for them to come back to a special place and celebrate with friends—both old and new.”

About Young Harris College

Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution 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 an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has three academic divisions: Arts and Humanities, Professional Studies, and Mathematics, Science and Technology, with more than 1,400 students enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The historic campus in Young Harris, Georgia has completed major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, residence facilities and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. For more information, visit