Cliff Saladine was the first member of his family to complete high school and earn a college degree. He retired in 1995 from his position as Senior Broadcast Engineer at Delta College WUCM-TV/WUCX-TV Channel 19. Mr. Saladine passed away in 2011. Delta is one of the few community colleges in the nation to own and operate a public broadcast affiliate station. The endowment was established out of the couple’s desire to fill a void for the average working student who might not be able to qualify for most forms of financial aid aimed at indigent students.