Audrey Vaughn and Alice Gordon, both of APC Corporate Headquarters, recently received top honors for their community service to Alabama residents.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), one of the country's oldest and most influential organizations, has provided more than 100 years of service. In 2010, the Metro Birmingham Branch received the NAACP's Outstanding Local Chapter Award.
Vaughn and Gordon were instrumental to the NAACP's successful state convention in Birmingham, as well as assisting in community advocacy. A lifetime NAACP member, Vaughn was pleasantly surprised to receive the Outstanding Community Service Award.
"Our work in the NAACP is to work in the community and partner with groups to provide educational outreach and advocacy," said Vaughn, director of Corporate Relations. "The Birmingham Chapter serves as a referral source and provider of social services for the homeless and disadvantaged. We also encourage high-school students to stay in school, and provide a forum for students to enhance their technological and scientific skills."
Gordon assisted with the NAACP Gala Celebration in 2009, which included an educational summit, a fashion show and other events. She also received the Outstanding Community Service Award.
"I am really fortunate to work for a company like Alabama Power, which is dedicated to the betterment of people and the community," said Gordon, manager of Supplier Relations and Diversity and a South Regions Minority Business Council board member. "We go above and beyond in offering the right combination of leadership and support."