Kannapolis woman is new student government leader

A Kannapolis wife and mother is the new student government president at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

Biotechnology student Dawn Evans of Kannapolis was introduced as the 2010-11 SGA president at RCCC's June 28 board of trustees meeting.

A native of Van Wert, Ohio, Evans attended Wright State University and Indiana-Purdue University before moving to Kannapolis with her husband, Jay, and their son, Gavin. She has earned an associate of science degree at RCCC and will begin studies in the biotechnology associate degree program in August.

Evans is a graduate of Van Wert High School in Ohio and has worked in banking, retail and animal and plant science.

She has served as SGA senator and secretary/treasurer at RCCC. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa national leadership society and is a founding member of RCCC's Science Club.

As SGA president, Evans will serve as an ex officio member of the board of trustees.

RCCC provides education and job-training programs needed to meet workforce demands of the North Carolina Research Campus, a biotechnology research center being developed in Kannapolis. For details visit

The school enrolls more than 20,000 annually. RCCC offers accredited associate degree programs in more than 40 areas of study, including arts and sciences, business, information technology, health and public services, engineering technologies and biotechnology.