ESTHER VAUGHN, 2014 HOC Award Recipient


Esther Vaughn’s resume of community service reflects a woman who believes service to others and “giving back” are the ways to live one’s life.

Graduated from Main High School , received the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts Degree in Education from Clark College and Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University) and the Education Specialist Degree from Jacksonville State University.

The following are a few examples of her commitment to serving her community.

Lovejoy Baptist Church
– Minister of Music   (Retired)
– Rev. J.L. Vaughn Tracking and Scholarship Ministry
– Organized “Summer Explosion” in 2004 to provide academic improvement and a “
safe haven” for youth in the summer months.
– “Esther S. Vaughn Fine Arts Ministry”
-Board of Directors Lovejoy Community Services Inc.
Faculty member –National Baptist Congress of Christian Education (National Baptist Convention, USA)
Rome/Floyd Country Commission on Children and Youth  10 years
Floyd County Board of Elections and Registration
Martin Luther King Commission
Hospitality House Board of Directors
Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Georgia    7 years
Board of Directors of the Rome/Floyd Domestic Violence Task Force
Volunteers as a civilian assessor with Rome Police Departments promotional processes

Her professional career spans over 37 years with various positions in education, special education and as Principal of Main Elementary.

She and her husband, John are the parents of three adult children.

According to nominators Pam Hamilton and Elaine Snow, “Mrs. Vaughn continues to build strengths “bridges” of relations within our community regardless of race, socio economic or religious back grounds.”