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Catawba Alumnus and Economic Recruiter Ready for Pops Duet

June 1, 2011

Category: Alumni, Business & Economics, Theatre Arts

By Joanie Morris, for the Salisbury Post

Robert Van GeonsRobert Van Geons '97 has a secret. The economic development director has been harboring this secret for years.

He sings. He sings loud and he sings proud.

Not too many people realize that Van Geons is a performer at heart. In the past 10 years, they've only seen the "all business" side of Van Geons – who brings jobs and opportunity to Rowan County. Van Geons will reintroduce Rowan County residents to his resounding tenor at the Pops at the Post next Saturday, when he performs a duet with his wife, Tara.

"It's been awhile since I've been onstage," admits Van Geons.

Before he became the head of Rowan Works, before he started out in the business world, he was making joyful noise in the theater department at Catawba College, and onstage at Piedmont Players performances. Read more...


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