Brandi Jordan, the Student Government Association (SGA) President of the St. Petersburg College Health Education Center, received the Florida College System Student Government Association Bob Graham Distinguished Service Award.
The award is named for the 38th Governor and U.S. Senator from Florida. It is given to a student who has worked to make their college a better place to learn. Jordan has been SGA President since December of last year, and she serves in the United States Air Force. She is also raising her child on her own while her husband, who also serves in the Air Force, is deployed. In her first year in SPC’s Dental Hygiene program, Jordan has been one of the most active students at HEC, attending nearly every campus event and volunteering in the community.
Her volunteer projects include assisting with oral surgery for the St. Pete Free Clinic, and provided mentoring for children with stress and grief management, and coping mechanisms with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). She also volunteered at the Ruskin Community Health Fair, educating approximately 100 people about oral health. These are just a few of the projects she volunteered on in addition to her work as SGA President.
As President, she lead and organized SPC Spirit Week, Dental Hygiene Month, and Welcome Titans. She serves on the Student Council of Presidents, and was a committee member for the first ever SPC/USF Good Vibes Only Art and Music Festival. Learn more about student life at St. Petersburg College.
“Brandi always has a smile on her face, and is so positive and upbeat towards all those she works with, whether it be patient, classmate, or faculty member,” said Amy Krueger, the Dental Hygiene Academic Chair. “She is always excited when the subject of community health is being discussed.”