CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 15, 2010 — Recreation Services at Southeast Missouri State University has named Katie Markey, a senior from Nokomis, Ill., as its “Recreation Services Employee of the Month” for June. The Employee of the Month award is given to student employees working with the Department of Recreation Services at Southeast. The award recognizes outstanding achievement with student employees and their ability to go beyond normal duties. Markey is an English major and is in her second year as an employee with Recreation Services. Markey serves as the “head counselor” for the Redhawks Kids Camp, a recreational day camp provided in the Student Recreation Center. Her daily duties are overseeing a group of student counselors as well as communication with parents and campers. Troy Vaughn, director of Recreation Services, says campers have indicated Markey has been very efficient in her work. As an aspiring teacher, Markey has made a positive impact within Recreation Services this summer, Vaughn said.