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2008 Focus: Vince Jordan

Vince Jordan

Mount Gilead, N.C. -- On April 29th, 2004, N.C. 24/27 through Montgomery County was formally named Bob Jordan Highway in honor of Robert B. (Bob) Jordan III, former state senator and lieutenant governor.

Jordan earned his bachelor of science degree in Forestry from NC State with honors in 1954, and he is currently a member of NC State's Board of Trustees. Jordan Hall, which houses environmental sciences, forestry and research at NC State, was named for the Jordan family. In 2005, the Jordan family gave NC State a $1.5 million gift to benefit the NC State College of Natural Resources. The family... Recommended Stories