Land Quality Division of the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Raleigh, NC
Being successful in a traditionally male-dominated field has been exciting to Evangelyn Lowery-Jacobs. She received associate degrees in both Civil Engineering Technology and Surveying Technology from Sandhills Community College. She finds her career intriguing and enjoyable.
Lowery-Jacobs credits her career success to the small class sizes and the personal learning experiences she enjoyed at Sandhills. She was also the beneficiary of donor gifts to the college. Such generosity enabled her to continue her studies when financial issues arose.
The combination of class work, fieldwork, and the challenges presented by instructors prepared her for successful employment. She has worked as a Concrete Testing Technician and as an Assistant Survey Party Chief with the NC Department of Transportation. Lowery-Jacobs is now employed by the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Land Quality division. Her office oversees dam safety and mining activities.
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