Jordan was one of our 2013 recipients and we could not be more proud. He blew our committee away with a music piece he wrote and performed himself. We were thrilled to see that Jordan still chased his passions within music after witnessing his talent first hand. Below is his story after graduating La Vernia High School.
After graduating from La Vernia High School in 2013, I went on to attend Dallas Baptist University (with help from the Alexander John-Cade Pugh Memorial Scholarship), where I studied Music Business. At DBU, I was encouraged to engage and expand my skills as a musician and as a person living in community with others. I had the incredible opportunity to serve both my community and university through the Alpha Sigma Omega collegiate honor society, into which I was inducted my junior year at DBU. I was heavily involved in my school’s music and recording programs, singing in the Grand Chorus for two years, being involved in two major musical theater productions, and holding a student worker position in the university recording studio for almost three years. I was also able to serve in ministry through playing on the worship team at Stonewater Church, as well as with a traveling worship ministry called Lighthouse Worship that allowed me the opportunity to help lead worship for youth all over the state. I graduated cum laude (undergrad) and summa cum laude (graduate) from DBU in the spring of 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Music Business degree as well as a Master of Business Administration in Marketing degree.
I currently work as a data analyst and logistics administrator for Hand Drawn Pressing, a vinyl record manufacturing company based in Addison, Texas. While I never initially saw myself in this branch of the music industry, I love the company I work for and the guys I work with. Every day I get to help artists realize their dreams, which is a big part of the mission of the Alexander John-Cade Pugh Memorial Scholarship, and I’m blessed and honored to be among its recipients.