Distinguished Alumni Awards
W. W. Patty Distinguished Alumni Award
Troy Vaughn - 2011Mr. Troy Vaughn
is the Director of Recreation Services at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO and has been since fall, 2005. Prior to that, he was the Associate Director for Sports facilities and Recreation Services at Ball State University from 1996 – 2005. He has previously worked for the University of Evansville (Evansville, IN), Franklin College (Franklin, IN) and Hendrix College (Conway, AR) in campus recreation and residence life. He is also a former athletic trainer. Interests and involvement include being the chair of the Games Management Team for the State Outdoor Championships in Cape Girardeau the past two years (Missouri Special Olympics), serving as member of the City of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, coaching his daughter’s two softball teams, directing the youth tackle football league in Cape Girardeau, and he has a specific interest in resume evaluation and development for students and professionals alike from throughout the country. Originally from Indianapolis, Vaughn is married to wife Lori and has two children – Casey and Ally.