Vaughn College buzzed with excitement as more than 230 prospective students and their families filled the William R. DeCota hangar for the first open house session of the fall semester. The attendees heard about Vaughn’s futureproof degree programs in engineering, technology, management and aviation, toured the campus and learned what living and learning at Vaughn would be like.

The day began with welcome remarks from Vaughn College Associate Vice President of Enrollment Susan Merchant followed by Vaughn’s President Dr. Sharon B. DeVivo, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Elaine T. White and Director of Career Services Chaundra Daniels. DeVivo introduced the attendees to the vision of the College—and noted the nationwide No. 1 in upward mobility ranking Vaughn received that supports that vision. Attendees heard about the Vaughn guarantee and the support afforded them by the academic services, career services and student affairs departments to help them succeed on their college journey and land their dream job.

“Vaughn is so confident in the value of the education we provide that if an eligible student is not employed full-time in their field of study, or continuing their education one year after graduating, the College will reimburse up to one year of federal, direct undergraduate student loan payments,” said Merchant. More information about the Vaughn College Guarantee is available here:

In addition to the academic sessions, attendees were given a presentation on college affordability, scholarships and financial aid options that are available to help finance their college education.

Due to the large number of interested prospective students, Vaughn will host a second open house on Saturday, December 9. To register visit:

VCAT members explain what it’s like competing in robotics competitions and the benefits of joining the robotics club.
Prospective students visit UAV room to learn about the UAV club and the UAS program Vaughn offers.