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Brandi Orbin Joins Center for Environment Staff

June 21, 2004

Category: Environmental Science, Staff


Brandi Bettis Orbin, formerly assistant director of development stewardship at Georgia Institute of Technology, has joined the staff of the Catawba College Center for the Environment. She will serve as coordinator of fund raising and volunteers.

A graduate of N.C. State University, Orbin has worked in marketing and community relations for DASH Systems Inc., Meredith College and the Special Olympics World Summer Games. She participated in Atlanta’s Clean Air Campaign when she lived in Georgia.

Orbin will be responsible for creating and orchestrating an annual development plan, directing volunteer efforts and coordinating major gifts and membership programs at the Center for the Environment.

She is married to Will Orbin, a social studies teacher and head football coach at East Rowan High School. They have twins, Benjamin and Regan, 4 months old.

“We are very pleased that Brandi has joined the center’s staff,” says Director John Wear. “She brings an energy and expertise to the center that will allow us to increase our involvement in projects that will benefit the community as well as the college. Her previous involvement in air quality issues will be helpful as we continue to work with the Rowan Sustainable Community Development Commission and other organizations on our Clean Air Initiative.”