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YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College President Dr. Drew Van Horn was recently recognized as one of three new Distinguished Alumni by Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, for his contributions to public health, the arts, and education, and for embodying the College’s core values. Elon College, as it was known when Van Horn was a student, is now known as Elon University.

Van Horn was celebrated at a ceremony and luncheon hosted by Elon deans and faculty. The institution recognized his success in administrative roles at Elon, Gardner-Webb University, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Iowa Wesleyan University, and Brevard College, and now Young Harris College. Elon noted his work in other professional roles, including his time as Assistant State Director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and as Executive Leadership Trainer in his own consulting firm. Van Horn was also honored for consistently serving in local human service organizations.

“At his inauguration as Young Harris College President, Dr. Van Horn noted that the College’s mission is to make a difference in the lives of its students and in the lives of the community,” said Elon University Associate Professor of Human Service Studies Bud Warner. “To me, that sounds like how someone might describe Drew Van Horn.”

Young Harris College is proud to have Dr. Drew Van Horn, a true servant leader, as President.

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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 four academic divisions: Fine Arts; Humanities; Mathematics, Science, and Technology; and Professional Studies. Approximately 1,400 students are enrolled in its residential, Early College, and MAT programs. 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