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Plan for Retirement, Become Savvy, Or Get Fit At Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

ROWAN-CABARRUS OFFERS NEW PERSONAL ENRICHMENT CLASSES IN EVERYTHING FROM RETIREMENT 101 AND BABY SIGN LANGUAGE TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND ZUMBA

SALISBURY, N.C. — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is offering a number of helpful personal enrichment classes this summer. Whether you are looking to get your motorcycle endorsement or if you want to learn to use your Digital Camera, you can get the information you need at Rowan-Cabarrus! Whatever the interest, we’ve got it all this summer!

The college aims to provide the communities of Rowan and Cabarrus Counties with affordable and accessible courses for both personal and professional development. Please call (704) 216-3512 as soon as possible to reserve your spot in one of these exciting classes! You may also visit the website at http://www.rccc.edu/enrichment/ for more information. Please visit for additional information and to voice your thoughts on other classes you’d like to see offered.

Reclaim the clock: Strategies for Effective Time Management

Want to better manage your time? Reclaim the clock! Cost for the class will be $10.00 (must register in advance). For more information call 704-216-3512.

 

  • Date(s): Wednesday, July 11, 2012
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
  • Location: North Campus, Salisbury, Building 400, Room #4204
  • Registration Fee: $10
  • Instructor: Ginn
  • Hours: 1.5

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Announces Spring 2012 Honor Rolls

SALISBURY, N.C. — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College announces those students who earned President’s and Dean’s List recognition during the spring 2012 semester.

To qualify for the President’s List, a student must attend full-time, carry a minimum of 12 credit hours, and achieve a grade-point-average of 4.0 for the semester.

Rowan-Cabarrus President’s List – Spring 2012

Advance: John Phibbs; Albemarle: Dwight Floyd, Christopher Kearns, James Washer; Charlotte: Andrea Aikens, Shawntee Cassel, Debra Coons, Cassandra Darden, Carey Davis, April Dodson, Alejandro Idencio, Robert Kellam, Colin Pires, Alexandra Stoller, Emily Volk; China Grove: Katherine Beam, Eli Brandt, Brandy Burgess, John Furr, Steven Garver, Heavan Helms, Joshua Herring, Jody Honeycutt, Sonya Martinez, Viviana Martinez Hernandez, Michael Morgan, Teresa Norman, Cody Norris, Michael Phillips, Julie Steeley, Rebecca Turbeville, Amber Wallace, Angela Weatherford, Brittaney Wertz; Cleveland: Melissa Barnette, Linda Binkley, Zachary Godwin, Christopher Rosario; Concord: Michael Androwick, Kathleen Baines, Cathy Beaty, Kris Bennett, Liza Black, Lynnette Blankenship, Blaine Briggs, Jillian Byrd, Klaire Carter, Kelsee Cheek, Patricia Cisneros, Casey Comer, Lander Compton, Jamie Curtis, Sarah Daniels, Adam Deas, Gladys Diaz, Heather Edwards, Zachary Fandl, Jason Foor, Charles Freeze, Michael Furr, Christopher Galde, Dawn Gallegos, Scott Glines, Kristin Gray, Tonya Greene, Kimberly Gregg, Krystal Hall, Kelley Hazelwood, Heather Herrington, Jessica Hines, Sarah Hobbs, Derong Huang, Uche Ibitoye, Jasmin Jimenez, Brooke Johnson, Treeva Jordan, Kandie Lewis, Sherie Luciano, Dana Maier, Vanessa Marcuccio, Elizabeth Maultsby, Mischaelle Mbemba, David McEachern, Michael McGrew, Amy McKay, Jacqueline Miller, Wendy Mills, William Morris, Stephanie Morrison, Kimberly Murr, Promise Nevers, Stephanie Nichols, Jennifer Parris-Jaime, William Pearson, Christina Plantz, Byron Price, Kim Rhodes, Machelle Riepshoff, Jillian Sheppard, Marilyn Shields, Stephen Shue, Mike Sides, Angela Smoutherson, Shangrila Spruill, Jacqueline Stoots, Jeremy Taylor, Kathy Waters, Nicole White, Gary Williams, Marissa Williams, Hoyt Womble, Serina Young, Kyle Zandrowicz; Cornelius: Haley Case, Stacie Warlick; Davidson: Ambricka McCain, Tonya Rattler; East Spencer: Justin Adkins; Faith: Connor Bost, Betty Duncan, Candy Joseph, Carolyn Moose; Gastonia: Paulette Neal; Gold Hill: Roy Morgan, Dana Mullaly, Justin Rattz, Albert Rogers, Jonathan Stanley; Granite Quarry: Brianna Moore; Harrisburg: Michael Hardison, Dawn Howard, Shannon Siganowich; Huntersville: Marc Kerr, William Molina, Colleen Phillips, Curtis Walton; Indian Trail: Kassidy White; Kannapolis: Emily Beam, Leslie Bean, Terry Beaver, Valerie Belk, Courtney Boahn, Jeffrey Bogutsky, Jatanna Bryant, Peter Busteed, Kyle Church, Jonathan Clark, Jacquelyn Claytor, John Cooper, Charlesanna Corbett, Michael Crawford, Tricia Douglas, Christopher Greening, Kathy Hall, Kristie Hill, Michael Hill, Meagan King, Joseph Logel, Benjamin Lohman, Jack Lotito, Matthew Lowder, Matthew Mills, Ramsey Nimer, Matthew Owens, Kerry Parr, Christine Perkins, Meredith Prophet, Carolyn Reed, Christopher Safrit, Chrysta Shipman, Sara Sloop, Ashley Stabel, Sarah Stutts, Teresa Wagner, Telisha Weaks, Thomas White, Willie Williams, Sherry Wilson, Ronald Wolfe; Landis: Emille Christa Santos,Christopher Tarlton, Michael Venters; Lexington: Rosa Allen, Taylor Phipps, Nicholas Whisnant, Brittany Williams; Midland: Karen Hopkins, Sandra Linker; Monroe: Monica Groome, Miranda Kirkley; Mooresville: Shannon Baxter, Daniel Cottrell, Larry Hagan, Clifton Lee, Stephen Lynch; Mount Pleasant: Nathaniel Bryant, Justin Filiberti, James Underwood; Mount Ulla: Jacob Bruney, Lucas Christie, Amy Offenberger; New London: Lisa Stiller; Olin: Brittany Murray; Rockwell: Mildred Aldridge, Mandi Boehm, Michelle Bost, Viktoria Campbell, Brandon Chappelle, Simon Childress, Crystal Funderburk, Christy Godsey, Sherry Harris, Amber Hartman, Vickie Honeycutt, Bobby King, Nikki Laroche, Macey Morgan, Scarlett Perrigan, Shana Seiscio, Michael Shirley, Michael Spry, Caroline Stirewalt, Scott Zemke; Salisbury: Marilyn Adrian, Raymond Anglin, Audrey Atkinson, Spencer Atwell, Hunter Barbee, James Beattie, Cedric Blackwell, Matthew Boger, Misty Bowers-Eagle, Jenna Brown, Timothy Bruton, Mary Burris, Deseriea Butler, Holly Cameron, David Casner, Devin Cheek, Robert Chillcott, Cheri Coley, Misty Connor, Crystal Curlee, Jamie Cuthbertson, Victor Darby, Matthew Derby, Andrew Evans, Joni Featherstone, Douglas Fortune, Tonya Foster, Keara Gabriel, Tania Garcia, Bianca Gillispie, Andrew Goodman, Christie Goodman, Susan Hagee, Rebecca Harward, Melanie Hatley, Martha Hayostek, Dane Hendrickson, Judy Hill, Jennifer Hodgson, Eric Hudson, Omar Huertas, Jackie Huffman, Mike Huffman, Jason Hughes, Kristy Jarrett, Pauletta Karmon, Brenda Kissiah, Shane Lagana, Damon Lilly, Deborah Lineberry, Joseph Lingle, Megan Linke, Ashley Lowe, Susan Lyons, Marie Martin, Lori Mason, Jesse Mayorga, Amburr McClarty, Jamison Middlemiss, Zachary Miller, Kayla Misenheimer, Jasmine Moore, Ashley Murray, Autumn Murray, Allison Nestor, Gordon Owens, Clayton Palmer, Lauren Parker, Talisha Pope, Angela Ramsey, Jeffrey Redding, Angela Redmon, Brian Riddle, Chelsea Ritchie, Katlyn Rose, Katherine Russell, John Sabia, Ashley Sells, Ann Marie Serina, Amy Smith, Michael Smith, Scarlett Speaks, Michelle Stoelting, Elizabeth Swicegood, Scott Teeter, Melissa Thompson, Luis Torres, Vernard Ulrich, Jennifer Wagner, Jennifer Ward, Lauren Ward, Dustin Watson, Brittany Wilkins, Brittany Williams, Randal Wygant; Spencer: Erica Castaneda, Tonya Meade; Statesville: Jonathan Stikeleather, Thomas Wooten; Woodleaf: Susan Lankford.

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Regional Conference Addresses Closing Skills Gaps and Increasing Jobs Growth

UNITING WORKFORCE OFFICERS, PRIVATE EMPLOYERS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPERS, AND EDUCATION TO DISCUSS THE WORKFORCE NEEDS OF BUSINESS

CONCORD, N.C. — The Re-employment Bridge Institute (RBI) will hold its second annual Bridging Business and Workforce Development conference June 7-8, 2012 at the Embassy Suites, 5400 John Q. Hammons Drive NW, Concord, NC. The conference focuses on how government agencies, educational institutions and public-private partnerships can help businesses develop hard- to- find talent that will fuel future company growth, and ultimately, job creation in the Carolinas.

“This conference is about creating a positive dialog that helps get Americans back to work,” said Hollars.

“One thing we hear over and over again is that business can’t find talent with the appropriate skills and qualifications to fill open positions,” said David Hollars, Executive Director of Centralina Workforce Development Board. “This is particularly troublesome when our area has nearly 10 percent unemployment and people are begging for opportunities.”

One of the conference highlights is a workshop by Joseph Carbone entitled “Platform to Employment: Putting 99ers Back to Work.” Carbone’s groundbreaking work was recently featured on 60 Minutes and addresses how our communities can help the long-term unemployed find their way back into the workplace.

This best practices conference was the first known event of its kind last year where workforce development professionals came together with business people to understand how they can collaborate to improve focus, develop training programs and enable job creation.

The program is co-sponsored by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, the Charlotte Business Journal, the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the Centralina Workforce Development Board, North Carolina Department of Commerce Division of Employment Security/JobLink Career Center, Gaston Workforce Development Board, Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board, Region C Workforce Development Board and the NC Workforce Development Training Center.

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Associate Degree Nursing Students Honored At Pinning Ceremony

FORTY-THREE NURSING STUDENTS RECEIVED PINS

SALISBURY, N.C. — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College pinned forty-three nursing students who graduated Saturday with an Associate in Applied Science Degree.

The pinning ceremony took place at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Salisbury and was attended by family and friends, college faculty members, clinical partners and nursing preceptors representing Rowan Regional Medical Center, and CMC-Northeast Medical Center.

Receiving pins during the ceremony were:

Charlotte: Deshon Culbertson, Sara Garber, Lauren Smith; China Grove: Maegan Wagner, Jessica Elwood, Tabitha Robinette; Concord: Crystal Dowell, Danielle Barbee, Jeffrey Cagle, James House, Heather Sellers, Nicole White; Davidson: Amanda Harrington; Harrisburg: Sara Harris, Maureen Marciano; Huntersville: Donald Rea; Kannapolis: Amanda Parris, Candy Adams, Lori Dwiggins, Carolina Marquez, Melinda Mauney, Kathleen Owings; Landis: Zachary Harper; Lexington: Ashley Mills; Mooresville: Amy Kilpatrick; Mt. Pleasant: Sharon Medlin; Norwood: Anisa Peery; Rockwell: Danica Koncoski, Deanna Peoples, Amber Thrasher; Salisbury: Carrie Starnes, Julie Carr, Amy Chandler, Amber Dobbins, Shellie Figueroa, Dawn Holcomb, Amanda Neumeister, Jennifer Phillips, Melissa Roman, Timothy Vanhoose, Whitney A. Webb, Stacey Wicks, Amy Hammond.

Four first-year nursing students participated in the pinning ceremony as marshals. The marshals were selected using academic excellence and achievement criteria. Those serving as marshals included Tara Cambell, Katie Sansing, Kerry Daniel and Meredith Yost. Terry Chapman, Dean of Health and Public Services, welcomed graduates, families and guests.

Upon completion of their degree, the graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam which is required for practice as a Registered Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physicians’ offices, industry and community agencies.

For more information about Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, please visit www.rccc.edu.

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R3 Center Announces June 2012 Workshops

ROWAN-CABARRUS COMMUNITY COLLEGE OFFERS FREE PROGRAMS FOR THE UNEMPLOYED OR UNDER-EMPLOYED

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — The R3 Center is offering numerous career development workshops and resume clinics in June for adults in Rowan and Cabarrus counties. All of the programs are provided free-of-charge.

Located at 200 West Ave., in Kannapolis, the R3 Center is a career development center established by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College to assist displaced workers, those who are unemployed or under-employed.

The center’s mission is built on three Rs – a refocus on individual skills and interests, retraining and further education, and partnering with other workforce development agencies to secure career-oriented re-employment.

The center’s June schedule of workshops includes the following sessions. Due to the popularity of its free sessions, the R3 Center strongly encourages clients to call in advance to reserve a place (704-216-7201).

New Client Launch – 9 a.m. on June 1, 11, 15, 25 and 29 ; 11 a.m. on June 13 and 27; 2 p.m. on June 12 and 26; and 6 p.m. on June 11, 12, 25, and 26. New Client Launch is an orientation workshop for persons who have never attended an R3 Center workshop or taken advantage of its other services.

The calendar also includes the following workshops:

  • Identifying Your Career Options –6 p.m. on June 4; and 2 p.m. on June 20;
  • Interview Techniques – 9 a.m. on June 5; and 6 p.m. on June 18;
  • It’s Not Who You Know; It’s Who You Meet – 9 a.m. on June 22;
  • Stand Out from the Competition – 9 a.m. on June 4; and 6 p.m. on June 19;
  • Looking for Work at 50+ –6 p.m. on June 5; and 9 a.m. on June 21;
  • Looking for Work with a Criminal Record –9 a.m. on June 20;
  • Letter Writing for the Job Seeker – 9 a.m. on June 18; and
  • Online Job Hunting – 9 a.m. on June 6.

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Graduates Its Largest Class Ever

PHYLLIS WINGATE, CMC-NORTHEAST PRESIDENT, GIVES COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS

CONCORD, N.C. — More than 1,000 graduates received associate degrees, diplomas and certificates at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s 49th graduation ceremony, held Saturday, May 19, at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center. This is the college’s largest graduating class in its nearly 50-year history.

“I encourage you to spend your valuable time with people who will encourage you to achieve your dreams, not settle for less.”

Among the 1,006 graduates were 38 early college students who graduated the night before with their high school diploma and exited the stage with their associate degree. This class of students from Rowan County Early College is the first of the two Rowan-Cabarrus early college programs to graduate.

The Rowan-Cabarrus graduating class of 2012 ranges in age from 17 to 70 (average age is 32), with 66 percent female and 34 percent male. Forty-seven percent of the graduates live in Rowan County, with 39 percent from Cabarrus County and 14 percent from surrounding counties.

Approximately 365 GED students graduated in the college-wide ceremony. GED graduates range in age from 16 to 62, with an average age of 27. Rowan County residents represent 52 percent of the GED graduates with 44 percent from Cabarrus County, and about 4 percent from surrounding counties. More than 59 percent of the GED graduates are male.

“Graduates, I encourage you to commit yourself to a lifetime of learning and to dream big,” Dr. Carol S. Spalding, Rowan-Cabarrus president, said. During her remarks as commencement speaker, Phyllis Wingate, president of Carolinas Medical Center NorthEast (CMC-NorthEast), encouraged students to look to the future with will and determination.

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Holds Successful Stem Open House For Hundreds in Community

PRESIDENT SPALDING SPEAKS TO COLLEGE’S NEW PROGRAMMING TO 50,000+ ATTENDEES OF NATURE RESEARCH CENTER OPENING IN RALEIGH

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College was proud to host its first annual STEM Open House at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) last month.

“The STEM Open House was a true celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math,” said Dr. Carol S. Spalding, president of Rowan-Cabarrus.

“One of my goals since coming to Rowan-Cabarrus is to increase the breadth and depth of our STEM education. I fully believe that everyone can be interested in STEM – and that it’s critical that we embrace these subjects. America used to be the leader in technology and innovation. It’s time for us to reclaim that role.”
Between 400 and 500 members of the community visited the STEM Open House. The STEM Open House was a fun, interactive event for the community showcasing the college’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs.

The college had dozens of interactive exhibits for kids and adults of all ages to dazzle the senses and stir curiosity for all things STEM. Attendees were able to perform DNA extraction in the college’s science labs, engage in activities involving video games, and even learn how STEM plays a role in fighting fires.

“Almost everything we do in life has STEM applications, but not everyone realizes it,” said Dr. Marcy Corjay, dean of the college’s science, biotechnology, mathematics and information technologies. “STEM subjects are very concrete. Science deals with our natural and physical world. Technology has given us the iPads, smart phones, and computers we use every single day. Engineering is all about building things. Mathematics ranges from financial decisions to gaming strategies, such as playing pool or engaging in games of logic.”

The exhibits were extremely diverse – everything from the complexity of balancing pH in dyeing hair to the chemistry of making ice cream and how to develop videogames to race car engineering.

The target audience for this open house was broader than traditional open houses hosted by the college. In addition to driving more traditional-aged prospective students, the college aspired to host younger children (elementary and middle school aged) with their parents. Surrounding K-12 schools, homeschool students and families were in attendance.

The day following the STEM Open House event, President Spalding was invited to Raleigh to speak about the college’s STEM programs at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ grand opening event of the Nature Research Center. Among renowned scientists and guests such as Jane Goodall, President Spalding spoke to the 50,000+ attendees of the Nature Research Center’s “24 hours of Science” kickoff event.

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Students Receive Numerous Awards and Recognition

STUDENTS SHOW DEDICATION TO COMMUNITY, COLLEGE AND FELLOW STUDENTS

SALISBURY, N.C. — At the college’s annual Student Leadership Awards banquet last month, several Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students received recognition.

“I am quite proud of these students for their dedication to the college and their fellow students,” said Dr. Carol S. Spalding, President of Rowan-Cabarrus.

Jillian Sheppard, vice president of the Cosmetology Club, received the Outstanding Community Service Award. The Outstanding Community Service Award is given to an individual who has performed exemplary community service, made significant contributions to enhance the quality of life in the community, and demonstrated an understanding of his or her responsibility to one’s community through involvement with campus clubs and activities.

“Jillian is a very dedicated student, mother and wife,” said Gaye McConnell, Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management. “As a Cosmetology student, she has given much of her time to make others not only feel good about themselves, but also to help them look their very best.”

Cedric Phifer, MISTER Program, was awarded the Silver Leadership Award. The Silver Leadership Award is given to an individual who has shown commitment to academic excellence by maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The student must be a first-year student with less than 30 credit hours completed. The individual should be an active member of a campus club/organization and show great promise in helping to build and strengthen the club. The individual recognized has assisted the club advisor and other club members in providing meaningful opportunities for the student body through campus activities.

“Many students just go through the motions regarding their education. Cedric has shown true focus and concern with his personal and professional growth,” said McConnell. “His academic persistence, creativity and motivation are impressive, and he is a very dedicated member of the college’s Male Minority Mentoring Program, M.I.S.T.E.R.”

Crystal Webb, member of the college’s new W.O.W. (Women Obtaining Wisdom) club, received the Golden Leadership Award. The Golden Leadership Award is given to an individual who has shown commitment to academic excellence by maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. In the spirit of commitment, the individual must be an active member of a club/organization for more than two semesters. The student should be a second-year student with more than 30 credit hours completed. The individual recognized has assisted the club advisor and other club members in providing meaningful opportunities for the student body through campus activities. The individual that receives this award shows great character by helping the club make decisions that will sustain the reputation of the organization.

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Student Life Director Awarded Prestigious State Honor

NATASHA LIPSCOMB GIVEN THE KAREN YERBY AWARD BY THE NORTH CAROLINA COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — During a North Carolina Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association (N4CSGA) banquet held in Durham, NC, Rowan-Cabarrus Director of Student Life and Leadership, Natasha Lipscomb, was recognized for her efforts in support of this state organization.

“I am so proud of Natasha and all the great work she has done with our Student Government Association. It’s about time someone outside of the organization gave her this kind of well-deserved praise!” said Dr. Carol S. Spalding, President of Rowan-Cabarrus.

The recipient of the Karen Yerby Award may be a student, advisor, college representative, or community member who has given of his or her time to see the N4CSGA reach new levels. Natasha was selected as this year’s recipient by the executive board of the N4CSGA. The executive board is comprised of advisors and student leaders from various community colleges across the state.

“Natasha has been a God-send – over the past two years, the N4CSGA has experienced a lot of behind the scenes action…when she is not assisting the N4CSGA, she is a powerhouse on her campus, making sure her students are actively involved in most, if not all N4CSGA sponsored events…” said Melody Wiggins, Senior Advisor of the N4CSGA and Director of Service Learning at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh.

Lipscomb was received additional recognition at the college’s May 21 Board of Trustees’ meeting.

“Our student government and student life programs continue to be an integral part of what we do here at Rowan-Cabarrus,” said Carl M. Short, Chair of the Rowan-Cabarrus Board of Trustees. “Just because our students don’t live in dormitories on-campus doesn’t mean that their on-campus experiences are any less important. I’m proud of the work Natasha’s done for our student life and think she is very deserving of this state honor.”

For more information about Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, please visit www.rccc.edu.

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Alum Wins Major International Award

JEFFERY DAVID COX, SR., 1983 ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING GRADUATE, RECEIVES THE “2012 YITZHAK RABIN PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD”

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College alumnus, Jeffery David Cox, Sr., was recently awarded the prestigious “2012 Yitzhak Rabin Public Service Award” from the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE).

J. David Cox is the National Secretary-Treasurer American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, and has over 20 years of experience as a nurse for the Veterans’ Administration. Cox is also a graduate of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and a former member of its Board of Trustees and past President of the Student Government Association.

Cox was selected to receive the prestigious 2012 Yizhak Rabin Public Service Award, presented by the American Friends of the Yitzhak Rabin Center (AFYRC), honoring those whose work reflects the legacy of the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

“I was honored to be at David’s award ceremony – the entire crowd was engaged by him,” said Dr. Carol. S. Spalding. “David speaks so positively about his experience at Rowan-Cabarrus. I can’t wait for you all to meet him soon!”

J. David Cox is a nationally recognized labor leader and has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the Federal Salary Council and the Federal Prevailing Wage Council; is Vice President of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO, a position he has held since 1993; and a member of the AFL-CIO’s National Secretary-Treasurers’ Group.

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