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Vaughan Kelley memorial set for June 12

June 2, 2010

The life of Vaughan Kelley, pictured with wife Diane, will be celebrated at a June 12 memorial.

A memorial service for Vaughan Kelley ’62, the man who planned the first American Celebration and Economic Forecast, co-founded the the 50 Year Club and helped create the Athletic Hall of Fame, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12, in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel of the Fish Interfaith Center.

Vaughan returned to his alma mater in 1975 as director of Alumni Relations and coordinator of the Annual Fund and later as director of Special Events and Community Relations. In retirement he was a member of the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors and alumni representative to the Trustee Athletic Committee.

In 2004 he and his wife, Diane ’63, established Chapman’s first endowed scholarship in theatre.

“With his warm, outgoing and dedicated spirit, Vaughan had a hand in creating some of Chapman’s most enduring events and beloved traditions,” President Jim Doti said in a message to the Chapman community. “I encourage the many who knew and loved Vaughan to join in celebrating a life lived to its fullest and honoring a true Chapman hero.”

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