ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- The 2007 Shrine Bowl combines kicked off this weekend on the campus of Richmond…
2008 Focus: Vince Jordan
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 business, Jordan Lumber & Supply, is the largest privately-owned lumber company on the east coast, and with his wealth Jordan has continued to give back to the community. A native of Mount Gilead, Jordan donated the funds necessary for West Montgomery High School to build a state-of-the-art weightroom and indoor practice facility, as the small, 1-A school is one of the only public high schools to have such a facility. "It's really a blessing," said West Montgomery head coach and athletic director Elbert Thomas. "That family is great, and they are quality people." Bob Jordan's grandson...
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