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Young Harris College Recognizes Longtime Faculty Members

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College Interim President and CFO Dr. Brooks Seay recently recognized three YHC employees for their service of 30 years to the College.

“It is an honor to recognize these faculty members for their dedication to YHC and our efforts in providing the best quality education possible,” said Dr. Seay. “They each have impacted the lives of students for generations and continue to do so.”

Those honored included Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Sport Studies Jim Thomas, Professor of Biology and Chair of the Department Dr. Paul Arnold, and Professor of Chemistry and the Scott B. Appleby Chair of Science Dr. Margaret Forrester.

Young Harris College recently recognized three faculty members for their service of 30 years to the College. (Left to right) Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Keith DeFoor, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Benny Ferguson, Jim Thomas, Dr. Paul Arnold, Dr. Margaret Forrester and Interim President and CFO Dr. Brooks Seay. 

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