On a warm Saturday morning, more than 370 prospective students and their families filled the William R. DeCota hangar for Vaughn College’s spring open house. The event allows prospective students and their families to experience living and learning at Vaughn in a hands-on setting. Students who visited heard about Vaughn’s futureproof degree programs in engineering, technology, management and aviation. 

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. DeVivo introduced the attendees to the vision of the College—to change the world one student at a time with a transformational education that creates a lifetime of opportunity—and noted the nationwide No. 1 in upward mobility ranking Vaughn received that supports that vision. 

 “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: www.vaughn.edu/vaughns-guarantee 

Prospective Students and their families attended presentations on the engineering, management and aviation degree offerings including a new computer program focused on cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, mechatronic engineering, aviation maintenance and the flight and air traffic control programs and were shown a video highlighting successful Vaughn students and graduates. 

Tours of the campus, residence hall and laboratories were offered as well as opportunities to learn about student’s on-campus experience from current student ambassadors and club members, and meet with representatives from the financial aid and admissions departments.  

Vaughn will host its next open house on Saturday, November 11. For more information, visit: https://www.vaughn.edu/openhouse/ 


Vaughn alumnus Sunil Rookhum ’97 attended the open house with his wife and daughters, Isabella and Elizabeth, who came to the College to learn about the aircraft operations (flight) program.