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Southeasts Vaught attends state conferences

Professor Jamie H. Vaught of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College recently attended two out-of-town conferences.Vaught, who teaches accounting and business on the Middlesboro campus, attended the annual Kentucky Business Society conference in Maysville. The KBS is a professional organization composed of business faculty members from two-year and four-year institutions of higher learning in Kentucky. This years event included a visit to an underground limestone mine in Mason County and a presentation by noted speaker Ron Crouch, who discussed numerous statistics on demographics and economics issues in Kentucky.

A long-time member of KBS, Vaught was also re-elected to the KBS Board of Directors for the 2010-11 academic year. He also serves on the KBS Student Scholarship committee. Vaught also attended the annual Kentucky Accounting Educators Conference at Natural Bridge State Resort Park in Slade, Ky., where they discussed several accounting-related issues, including the current status of the new International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the convergence of U.S. GAAP with International Accounting Standards. Vaught, along with Lige Buell of SKCTC, are two of only six accounting professors from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) who attended the 2010 conference with most of the attendees coming from four-year colleges and universities. The accounting event was sponsored by Kentucky Society of CPAs.In addition to his teaching duties, Vaught also writes a syndicated sports column for Kentucky newspapers.