Born and raised in southeastern North Carolina, Dawn graduated with a B.S. degree in Psychology from Campbell University. She then began her career working with the nonprofit organization Methodist Home for Children. After three years working with abused and neglected teenagers in a group home setting, Dawn began working with children at the Jordan Child and Family Enrichment Center. The Jordan Center, run by Methodist Home for Children, works with children ages 6 weeks to 5 years and classes are inclusive to children with special needs. Dawn developed a love for working with children and went on to eventually manage a drop-in childcare center.
As Dawn began looking for growth and development within her career, she veered from childcare to return to her beloved alma mater. Dawn began working with Campbell University as the Dean’s Assistant in the beginning stages of the School of Osteopathic Medicine. She worked at the forefront of the accreditation process with the Dean and his core administration and founding faculty members. As provisional status was awarded and recruiting of the inaugural class began, Dawn moved into the role of Medical Education Specialist. Within this role she began forming the structure of the Office of Medical Education, as well as being an integral part of the development of the initial integrated medical curriculum. Along the way, Dawn worked for two years in obtaining her Master degree online with Western Carolina University, graduating in the fall of 2014.
As the Pharmacy School looked towards transforming its Phar.D. curriculum from a traditional to an integrated approach, Dawn became excited with the idea of assisting in the process. She began working with the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) in July of 2017. As an Education and Testing Coordinator, Dawn has been able to develop her job responsibilities and immerse herself in assisting with the new curriculum going forward.
Dawn enjoys working with the students and feels blessed to work with CPHS. Campbell feels like home to her, and its continual growth makes her proud!