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Class of 2017

Young Harris College conferred 194 degrees on graduates participating in the College’s Commencement ceremony on May 6 in the YHC Recreation and Fitness Center. The College awarded bachelor’s degrees in art, biology, business and public policy, chemistry, communication studies, education, English, history, interdisciplinary studies, mathematics, music, music education, outdoor leadership, psychology, religious studies, Spanish and theatre.

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Young Harris College Presidents


Marcus H. Edwards: 1886-1887

Edward A. Gray: 1888-1889

C.C. Spense: 1889-1894

William F. Robinson: 1894-1899

Joseph A. Sharp: 1899-1916, 1922-1930

George L. King: 1916-1917

John L. Hall: 1917-1922

Ella Standard Sharp: 1930

T. Jack Lance: 1930-1942

J. Worth Sharp: 1942-1947

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Drew L. Van Horn, Ph.D., Twenty-Third President of Young Harris College

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Ask the President

Dr. Drew Van Horn will post responses to questions posed by faculty and staff here. If you would like to submit a question, please click here


Q: The first question will be posted here. 

A: The first response will be posted here. 


Q: The second question will be posted here. 

A: The second answer will be posted here. 

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Graduation Class Profiles

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Food and Beverage

Sodexo, YHC’s dining services partner, is the sole provider for all food and beverage on campus. Full meal plan options for summer camps are available starting at $20.50 per person/per day.

In addition to the meal plans, Sodexo’s talented culinary team offers a variety of catered options from coffee breaks and box lunches to formal receptions and plated dinners. Custom menus can be created to meet the taste, budget and dietary needs of attendees. Please review the attached catering guide for more detailed information.

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YHC Conference and Camp Guidelines


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Conference Spaces

The secret to any great event is always in the details. Our experienced team of event management professionals can help you with event planning and site coordination in any of our wonderful facilities.

Click here for the Rollins Campus Center capacity chart.

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No meeting location is more ideal to foster a sense of community and enable a productive event than an institution of higher learning. Young Harris College offers a convenient and centralized campus design that places air-conditioned meeting rooms, auditoriums, dining facilities and residence halls within a comfortable walking distance.


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Request for Proposal

Please complete the Request for Proposal form below.

Important Notes:

Young Harris College hosts residential conferences from mid-May through late July. Submitting a request for proposal does not imply a commitment or a confirmed reservation. Facilities are guaranteed only after the service agreement between Young Harris College and the Organization has been fully executed.


Contact Information
(Agenda from previous conference can be emailed to


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