- IU East Alumni Hall of Fame (2014)
- IUAA President's Award (2010)
Sheriff of Wayne County, Indiana, Jeff Cappa received his associate's degree in criminal justice at IU East in 1998. An active participant in the IU East Alumni Association, Cappa has been on the board since 2001. He is president of the group and has helped coordinate numerous events, including the Homicide Investigation/Crime Scene Forum for students, community members and alumni.
Cappa also worked closely on student-recruiting initiatives and helped establish internships with the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Cappa lives in Richmond, Indiana, with his wife, Susan.