September Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award Winner – Jordan Durham

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The Professional Staff Council would like to congratulate the September Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award recipient: Jordan Durham! Jordan is a Senior Academic Advisor for the College.

Jordan Durham

Tristan Halper’s nomination

I have worked with Jordan for almost 5 years. Jordan is our own special plant that brings life to the office :). She is a very passionate hard-working individual. Jordan is truly someone who listens (just ask her students) and will do anything in her power to help you. She truly can relate to students and uses her past struggles to help students with their struggles. Jordan continuously strives to make our office better. Jordan is dedicated to her students and the College of Education & Human Development and has continuously stepped up to the plate to take on more projects or a larger student load as needed. She shows up every day and “gives out all of her spoons” and then more. I truly cannot imagine the office without her. Even if we have to keep it extra warm 🙂


Jordan Durham Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award September 2021 Zoom presentation

Established by former Interim Dean Rose Porter, the Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award celebrates the dedication, resolve, leadership, and overall excellence of individuals making significant contributions to the MU College of Education & Human Development. Rose Porter has always been a strong advocate for staff, noting that “they keep the place running.” Jill Williams-Graham (M ED 1990) and her husband Dr. Steven Graham, Sr. Associate Vice-President, UM System, joined Dr. Rose Porter and her husband Dr. Michael Porter, recognizing the immense impacts staff have in the running of the college. 


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