Vaughn College held its second fall open house on Saturday, November 21. More than 220 prospective students turned out to hear about the College and the programs it offers, tour the campus and laboratories, and speak with Vaughn faculty members, students and staff.

Academic sessions were held twice during the day to review degree options in engineering and technology, management and aviation with interactive experiences following each session. A raffle was held and items including a free flight lesson, iPad and toolbox were among the items given away. Admissions and financial aid representatives were available throughout the day to meet with all interested families.

One family arrived early in the morning having flown in from Buffalo for the event. Charley Kight was interested in hearing about the Aircraft Operations degree or flight program offered by Vaughn. Kight is a senior at Lancaster High School in Lancaster, NY who comes from a family of pilots. “I became interested in becoming a pilot after my grandparents took me to OshKosh to see the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture show.” This was the first open house Kight had attended and was very interested in getting a sense of what her time at Vaughn would be like if she choose to attend.

Vaughn President Dr. Sharon B. DeVivo opened the session by discussing the recent $45 million investment the College made in campus improvements, the high 92 placement rate Vaughn has and the paid internships that Vaughn helps students acquire. As DeVivo noted, “These are some of the items you should consider when selecting a college. Vaughn is different because we are a small institution and we want to connect with you on an individual basis. Today is a day to learn what Vaughn can offer you and meet the professors who are truly vested in helping you achieve success in your college career.”

Charley Kight and her parents Carrie and Tim; students from Frederick Douglass Academy attend Vaughn’s open house.