Monday, May 2, 2016

Ryan Jordan Upholds The Hampton Woman Standard Of Excellence

Hampton University Class of 2016  #Hamptongrad16



The Hampton University Class of 2016 is ready to soar. The graduates will don their caps and gowns on May 8, 2016 and join the ranks of thousands of Hampton University alumni making an impact all over the world. This blog series will feature a different member of Class of 2016 during Commencement week.  



Ryan Jordan Upholds The Hampton Woman Standard Of Excellence

The modern day Hamptonian can best be described as a multi-faceted individual, who strives for excellence to achieve an “Education for Life.” Ryan Jordan, Class of 2016, took full advantage of all that Hampton University has to offer its students, and has emerged as the epitome of a ‘Hampton Woman.’

Ryan Jordan, Class of 2016.
Throughout her undergraduate career, Jordan played post for the HU Women's Basketball team, and was voted team captain her senior year. In addition to Jordan’s success as a Division I student-athlete, she was also involved in stellar extracurricular activities on campus including; the Hamptonian Yearbook; Brand757 the student-run public relations firm, and the activist group ‘Generation Forward.’

(Center holding trophy) Team captain Ryan Jordan, and the HU women's basketball team, pose with MEAC tournament trophy.
‪"Attending Hampton University is a tradition I wanted to follow as my father is an alumni and my mother attended Spellman,” said Jordan. “I wanted the experience of being surrounded by people who look like me. Fortunately I was able to experience so many different walks of life from people of color who are exceeding expectations to achieve excellence.”

In true Hampton fashion, Jordan’s academic successes were not to be overlooked, as she accepted inductions into Chi Alpha Sigma the athletic honor society, Kappa Tau Alpha the SHSJC honor society, and the Golden Key International Honor Society. Jordan was also honored with academic awards at HU’s annual CHAMPS (Celebrating Hampton Athletes Meeting Prestigious Success) banquet for accumulating the highest GPA, (3.92), on the women's basketball team, as well as of any female student-athlete for the 2015-16 academic year.

Ryan Jordan poses with HU athletic banquet "Highest GPA" award for the women's basketball team. 
Ryan Jordan poses with her "Academic Achievement" award for HU's highest GPA of any female student-athlete.  
Post graduation, Jordan secured a summer intern opportunity with famed public relations and communications firm Burson-Marsteller. To be followed up in the fall by a 10- month graduate program at American University, to pursue a Masters in strategic communications.

‪"HU has prepared me for my future. Once in the real world, I know it will be competitive, and I need to make the best first impression,” said Jordan. “Hampton taught me how be a ‘Hampton Woman’ and to exude confidence and poise. While the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) specifically has equipped me with the communications skills I will need going forward in the media industry. I am very thankful and happy to soon be a graduate of Scripps and alumnus of Hampton University."

- Mariah Baylor '13

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