McConnell Center wishes Vaughn well as family moves to Cleveland

McConnell Center wishes Vaughn well as family moves to Cleveland

Trisha Maclin Vaughn

Trisha Maclin Vaughn has resigned her post as Civic Education Coordinator for the McConnell Center’s Civic Education Program. She and her husband Derek, a medical doctor, are moving to Cleveland, Ohio, where Derek will begin his residency at the Cleveland Clinic.

Vaughn, a 2011 McConnell Scholar graduate, joined the Center as a graduate assistant for civics programming and transitioned to the position full-time in 2013.

Vaughn spearheaded new civic initiatives at the McConnell Center, including a summit with eastern Kentucky social studies teachers and educators on incorporating Daniel Boone into classroom curriculum. She was also in charge of the center's Teacher Scholars Program, a professional development series for Kentucky social studies teachers, and the Young Leaders Academy, a four-day leadership conference for top high school students.

“Trisha contributed significantly to the Center’s mission to aid in the professional development of Kentucky teachers. We will miss her for the good work she did, but, what is more, we will miss her friendship and camaraderie,” said Gary Gregg, PhD, director of the McConnell Center. “She leaves us all better for having had the chance to serve with her these past few years.”

Ben Gies, of Louisville, has been named the McConnell Center’s 2014-2015 graduate assistant for civic education.