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The Susan Jordon Endowed Memorial Scholarship

For the first time this fall, a scholarship is available to CFR students in recongnition of longtime employee Susan Jordon. Susan died in 1997 at the age of 43. Susan's family and friends established the Susan Jordon Endowment Memorial Scholarship to honor her and recognize her 15 years of service to CFR. The scholarship is offered to full-time forestry majors who have demonstrated academic achievement, good moral character, and leadership ability by their involvement in student organizations. During her years as staff assistant in the Office of Student Services, Susan epitomized the spirit of service to the university, the college, and the students. She recruited and advised students, kept the faculty up-to-date on changes in academic policy, maintained all student records (by hand), processed all transfer credits, organized college-wide scholarship program, and made sure students met their degree requirements. Susan was the first person most students met upon their arrival, and she was the last person they saw as they made their way to graduation. In between, she was the preson students turned to for advice, counsel, or just to get something off their chests. To the students, she was part mother, part big sister. To the faculty, she was simply "The Answer Lady." In addition to her official duties, Susan was the unofficial coordinator of all of the CFR's student organizations. She had the greatest respect and admiration for those students who worked hard for such organiations while they maintained high grade-point averages. Anyone wishing to contribute to the Susan Jordon Endowed Memorial Scholarship may contact Keith Gaskin at 662-325-3815 or at

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