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SKCTC professor, KyForward columnist Jamie Vaught recognized by Ky. Section of PGA of America


Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College professor and KyForward columnist Jamie H. Vaught has been named 2018 Kentucky PGA Media Representative of the Year by the Kentucky Section of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA).

Jamie Vaught (left) was presented the 2018 Kentucky PGA Media Representative of the Year March 12 at Griffin Gate Marriott (Photo from SKCTC)

Vaught, whose work has appeared in many media outlets in Kentucky, was recognized for his journalistic work in supporting the PGA Professional and the game of golf, including the promotion of First Tee, a youth development program for golf. The Middlesboro resident received the award at Kentucky PGA’s annual Special Awards Presentation on March 12 at Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington.

“This special award was certainly a nice surprise and I’m very grateful for some folks, including PGA’s Donnie Caldwell from Wasioto Winds golf course in Pineville, who thought of me enough for this honor,” said Vaught.

In addition to his sports columns, Vaught is also a photographer as well as the editor of growing KySportsStyle.com Magazine. A former columnist for The Cats’ Pause for 13 years, he is the author of four books about University of Kentucky basketball. You can find his out-of-print books on Amazon and eBay.

A graduate of UK with two degrees, in accounting (bachelor’s) and business administration (MBA), along with several journalism courses, Vaught teaches accounting and business at SKCTC’s Middlesboro campus. Vaught, who grew up in Science Hill, is also a campus newspaper advisor. He has taught at SKCTC since 1991.

From Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College


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