A celebration of life for former Sul Ross State University Education Professor Dr. Jennifer Jordan will be held July 11 at 10:00 a.m. on the university mall outside the Museum of the Big Bend.

Dr. Jordan passed away May 29 following an illness.

Jordan received her bachelor’s degree from McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, and later her doctorate from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M-Commerce). She was a life-long educator on faculty at Texas Lutheran University, Tarleton State University, and Sul Ross State University. She guided many student teachers and principals into their careers as educators.

During retirement, she continued with grant writing, conducting tours, and designing classes for children at both the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute and Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine, Texas. She owned an antique shop called A Wild Hare in downtown Seguin, Texas for many years.

She found her heart’s true home in Alpine, and enjoyed every moment of her retirement there. She was a magical tour guide for those new to the Big Bend area, as many of her friends and family experienced firsthand. She was involved in Artwalk every fall, and most recently volunteered at the Sunshine House. She made friends easily everywhere she went, connecting with people deeply in her own vibrant, unique style.