Jordan Hall

Jordan Hall
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Location: Central Campus


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Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
Forestry and Environmental Resources
NCSU Biotechnology Program
Center for Earth Observation
Natural Resources Library

Built 1989
Addition 2007

Sq. Footage 150,453

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History

This imposing contemporary structure of reinforced concrete, brick, and green-tinted glass is named for Rupert Byrd Jordan, Jr., Robert B. Jordan III, Jack B. Jordan, and Irene Eugenia Jordan Ussery. Establishing the family tradition of public service was R. B. Jordan, Jr.. He developed the Jordan Lumber Company in Mt. Gilead and served as county commissioner and town councilman. All of his children went to NC State.

Robert B. Jordan III helped establish Jordan Hall, which was then called the Natural Resources Center. An NC State graduate of 1954 with honors in forestry, he later became president of the Forestry Foundation. Jordan also served as a member of the N.C. Senate, as lieutenant governor, and on the UNC Board of Governors. He was active in his participation of numerous state, local and regional bodies. Among his honors, he was named State's Outstanding Young Alumnus in 1966.

Jack Jordan ( 63) served as chairman of the University's Endowment Board from 1983 to 1992. He was president of both the Mt. Gilead Industrial Development Board and the Southeastern Lumber Manufacturer's Association. Among his positions in office, Jordan served as chairman of the N.C. State Board of Trustees and was a member of the UNC Board of Governors. He has also been vice president of the Jordan Lumber Company.

Genie Jordan Ussery ( 75) was instrumental in the early development of the women's sports program at N.C. State. She was the first captain of the varsity women's basketball team and was the first woman to score a basket in competition in Reynolds Coliseum.


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