Part of the community
Half a century ago, Three Rivers had a graduating class of fewer than 100 — how times have changed!
Today our alumni are stakeholders in virtually every major employer and educational institution across the region. We invite all new (or new-ish) alumni to bring their own unique perspective to this legacy.
Building toward the future
The Three Rivers Alumni Association continues to grow: please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement to become involved in our efforts to support the college, its current students, and its long-term goals.
Those goals include continued success for Three Rivers students — that is why the Three Rivers College Foundation* supports scholarships for students of numerous academic disciplines each year.
Celebrating Extraordinary Three Rivers Alumni
Ashley Hanson ’14
Ashley Hanson’s experiences at Three Rivers were far from typical. She enrolled in 2012 as a non-traditional student, and went on to earn two associates degrees and a certificate. She first graduated with an associate degree in Early Childhood Education. During the course of time that Ashley spend at Three Rivers, she was a member of three honor societies; Phi Theta Kappa, Kappa Beta Delta, and the inaugural group for The National Society of Leadership and Success. Because of her active involvement in these honor societies, Ashley was awarded a fully funded opportunity by Phi Theta Kappa to join a ten day study abroad program to South Africa.
After graduating, Ashley realized that her exposure to International Relations had inspired her to pursue public relations. Because of the wonderful experiences that Ashley had at Three Rivers, it was an easy choice to return in 2016 to work on a certificate in Advertising and Public Relations, which she received in 2017. While progressing on the certificate coursework, Ashley decided to pursue another associate’s degree, in Graphic Design.
Today, Ashley puts of her knowledge and experience to use at a local periodontal surgical practice where she is the Public Relations Coordinator. Ashley operates directly under the CEO, creating and executing marketing plans, graphic design projects, brand design, social media marketing, photography and videography for the practice. She is currently planning and coordinating the second annual education program that her employer offers for local dentists and hygienists. Ashley also assists in running and coordinating a mentoring program called High Performance Perio Practice where she works with periodontal practices around the country creating an organizational flow for their business to help them expand to their full potential.
*The Three Rivers College Foundation is a nonprofit 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.