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YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — Young Harris College congratulates YHC Chair of the Department of Music and Professor of Music Mr. Jeffrey Bauman on thirty years of teaching at the College. YHC honors and celebrates Bauman’s hard work and dedication.

“In some ways, it seems like forever. In other ways, it feels like I just started here yesterday,” said Bauman about his time at YHC thus far.

On Tuesday, May 10 at the 2022 YHC Staff Appreciation Lunch, YHC President Dr. Drew L. Van Horn recognized Bauman for his great professional achievement. Van Horn thanked him for everything he has done and continues to do for the students and for the entire Young Harris community through music.

“Jeff Bauman has impacted many lives in his 30 years at YHC,” said Van Horn. “He genuinely cares for the students and is exceptional at bringing the full talents of his students to the forefront. YHC is fortunate to have Jeff on our faculty.”

Dean of the Division of Fine Arts Dr. Keith DeFoor also finds Bauman’s spirit and work ethic worthy of high praise.

“Professor Bauman holds the mantle high for music at YHC,” said DeFoor. “Through his expertise and dedication, Professor Bauman’s choirs and vocal students consistently perform at high levels. His impact on students’ lives is immeasurable.”

Bauman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance and Music Education from Spring Arbor College and Masters of Music in Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance from Bowling Green State University. Jeff is active in the local community and has served as the Music Director for First United Methodist Church of Union County since 1996. YHC is grateful for thirty years of music with Jeff Bauman and looks forward to many more.

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 and Early College 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