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Class of 2011

On May 7, 2011, Young Harris College conferred its first bachelor’s degrees in nearly a century. The commencement marked the private school’s 125th anniversary and achievements, including its recently expanded academic offerings. Many members of the senior class have gone on to prestigious graduate programs and careers. Read on to find out more about these outstanding students and this historic event for Young Harris College.

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Business Office

The Business Office is committed to providing ethical and professional stewardship of the College's financial resources. Just as "Educate, Inspire, Empower" is at the heart of the mission of the College, service is at the heart of the mission of the Business Office.

The Business Office is located on the bottom floor of the Pruitt-Barrett Administration Building.


8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Young Harris College's departmental directors lead each area of the College in providing programs, services and facilities conducive to the learning process and accommodating the diverse educational, recreational and cultural interests of both the Young Harris College students and the general public.

Jason Pierce, Ph.D.


Wade Benson

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Dotson, '88

Vice President for Advancement

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Contact Human Resources

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Corn Creek Review

The Corn Creek Review is Young Harris College's literary magazine. It is created by and for the students of YHC and serves as a vehicle for their creative expression. The magazine accepts submissions of poetry, prose, musical composition, photography, painting, drawing and other art forms.

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Class of 2015

Young Harris College conferred 156 degrees on graduates participating in the College's Commencement ceremony on May 9 in the YHC Recreation and Fitness Center. The seniors earned degrees in art, biology, business and public policy, communication studies, education, English, history, mathematics, music, music education, musical theatre, outdoor leadership, psychology, religious studies and theatre. Read on to find out more about outstanding students from the Class of 2015.

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Maps, Directions & Parking


Click here to download a printable campus map.


From Atlanta:

Take I-75 North to exit 268. Follow I-575 N (Hwy 5/US 76/Hwy 515) through Jasper, Ellijay, Blue Ridge and Blairsville to Young Harris. YHC will be on the right. This is the easiest way.

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Contact YHC

Young Harris College is a close-knit community and that includes you, too. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns. We’re here to help.


1 College Street
Young Harris, GA 30582
(800) 241-3754


(800) 241-3754


(706) 379-5296

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History at YHC

Young Harris College started in 1886 as the McTyeire Institute with the purpose of providing the first and only educational opportunities to the residents of the isolated area in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Rev. Artemas Lester secured support for the idea of a school and secured the services of Rev. Marcus Edwards as the first principal. Classes were held in a vacant storefront beginning in January 1886.


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