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The Rotary Club of Poplar Bluff has awarded scholarships to two students at Three Rivers College.

Emily Knoppe, a 2017 graduate of Twin Rivers High School, is studying Elementary Education at Three Rivers. She is the daughter of Kevin Knoppe and Stephanie Knoppe of Poplar Bluff.

Tyson Tibbs is a 2017 graduate of Poplar Bluff High School and the son of Brian and Lori Tibbs of Poplar Bluff. He is pursuing a degree in Business Administration and Accounting.

These scholarships represent some of the more than $60,000 awarded to students this fall by the Three Rivers Endowment Trust, a 501(c)(3) organization that receives and manages donations on behalf of Three Rivers College. The Endowment Trust provides a mutually beneficial means for individuals and businesses to partner with the College. For information on donating to scholarships, building projects, or other College needs, contact the Three Rivers Development Office at 573-840-9077.

Three Rivers College is committed to contributing to the quality of life in Southeast Missouri with quality, affordable higher education opportunities and community services that support and encourage the economic, civic, and cultural vitality of the region. For more information about college and workforce programs and upcoming events, visit

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