For Immediate Release Contact: Betty Baillargeon 860-215-9207 or firstname.lastname@example.org President Emeritus Dr. Booker T. DeVaughn and Dr. Elena L. DeVaughn Create Three Rivers College Foundation Endowed Scholarship Norwich, CT – The Three Rivers College Foundation is honored to formalize the endowment of the Drs. Booker T. and Elena L. DeVaughn Scholarship. Dr. Booker DeVaughn is the former president of Three Rivers Community College from 1992-2000. During his tenure, Dr. Booker DeVaughn oversaw the successful merger of Mohegan Community College and Thames Valley Technical College into Three Rivers Community College. Drs. Booker and Elena DeVaughn created this award to honor the legacy of enslaved Black/African Americans in the United States. An endowed fund creates a longstanding, reliable funding source for students in the greater Norwich community to pursue their educational dreams. The DeVaughn’s shared this inspirational message regarding a Three River’s education, “Having both been involved with education, health care and human services, establishing this scholarship helps us perpetuate a major, life-long interest which we hold dear to our hearts. We are pleased to establish an endowed scholarship to assist deserving, under-represented, African American/Black students in achieving their educational goals.” Both the DeVaughns come from a background of giving back to the community through volunteer work and charitable contributions. Both believe in the transformative power of education. Through this award, they have committed to enriching the forward progress of the local Norwich community through higher education. Photo caption: DeVaughn Photo.jpg, “Drs. Booker & Elena DeVaughn, pictured smiling, are pleased to establish an endowed scholarship to assist deserving, under-represented, African American/Black students in achieving their educational goals.” ### The Three Rivers College Foundation is a non-profit charitable educational foundation, incorporated under the laws of the State of Connecticut and granted 501 (C) (3) tax-deductible status by the IRS. Its purpose is to support the educational efforts of the College, the staff, and the faculty. In this role, it performs many functions for the College.