Current Heart of the Community Award Recipients

EMILY HJORT, 2021 HOC Award Recipient

EMILY HJORT, 2021 HOC Award Recipient

A native of Douglasville, Georgia, Emily and her husband, Peter, moved to Rome in 1998 from Thomasville, Georgia. She immediately began giving selflessly and tirelessly to Rome and Floyd County. Her past activities and service includes:Volunteer, Good Neighbor...

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DR. MATTHEW MCCLAIN, 2021 HOC Award Recipient

DR. MATTHEW MCCLAIN, 2021 HOC Award Recipient

Dr. McClain has been a Radiologist with Rome Radiology Group since 2006.A graduate of Georgia State University and the Medical College of Georgia, he completed a Diagnostic Radiology Residency and a Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship at the University of VirginiaHe...

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NELLE HOLLAND REAGAN 1936-2020, 2021 HOC Award Recipient

NELLE HOLLAND REAGAN 1936-2020, 2021 HOC Award Recipient

The definition of a matriarch is a woman who dominated as family, group or state.With a dazzling career in radio from 1960-2019 Nelle Reagan was known as the matriarch of mass media. She was a pioneer in the broadcast industry where she influenced and served as a...

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MONICA SHEPPARD, 2021 HOC Award Recipient

MONICA SHEPPARD, 2021 HOC Award Recipient

A native of Tucker, Georgia, Monica is a graduate of Berry College where she received a B.S. Degreein Horticulture. Activities:-Helped get Rome designated as Bee City, USA-Serves as Co-President Bee City, USA- Co-founder and current President of Rome/Floyd Beekeepers...

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ALLEN AND ALFRED SHROPSHIRE, 2021 HOC Award Recipients

ALLEN AND ALFRED SHROPSHIRE, 2021 HOC Award Recipients

  Allen and Alfred were born June 25, 1934 in Rome, Georgia sons of Jessie and Pharies Shropshire, Sr. Both graduated from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania with Honors and Degrees in Biology and Chemistry and then served two years in the U.S. Army as Admission...

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JULIE SMITH, 2021 HOC Award Recipient

JULIE SMITH, 2021 HOC Award Recipient

A native of Stone Mountain, Julie graduated from Shorter College with a B.A in Communication and a Master of Arts in Leadership.She has made her mission to be involved in our community and champion causes in which she is passionate. Her areas of service include:TRED...

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