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Jordan Denion Endowed Scholarship fund

Organized by: Martin Colburn

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On February 18, 2013, my godson, Jordy Denion, died at the age of 20 of a brain aneurism. He took a nap before dinner and never woke up again. The day he died, a light dimmed in the lives of all us who had the good fortune to know him. The light, however, was not – and will not – be extinguished because the joy and inspiration he brought to us cannot be taken away. Jordy was a devoted son, brother, friend and teammate. He was kind, hard-working, and bright, and Jordy simply loved football – playing it, watching it, or just thinking about it. He had unlimited potential and sometimes it is this that saddens me most.
As chairman of the Montgomery College Foundation Board of Directors, I have the good fortune to meet many students, some of whom, in some small way, remind me of Jordy. Perhaps it is their ambition, their smile, their sense of purpose and dedication, or it may be something as simple as a student wearing a University of Miami t-shirt (Jordy was a devoted Hurricane fan) that makes he think of him. Because I want people who didn’t get to know Jordy during his 20 short years to at least know about him, I decided to establish a scholarship in his name. It helps ease the pain of his loss knowing that students for generations to come will carry his name with them as a Jordan Denion Scholarship recipient. His parents look forward – as do I – to meeting the deserving students who are awarded this scholarship. We want them to be inspired to live life to the fullest and to take advantage of every opportunity presented to them. We hope they will be an inspiration to others, just as Jordy has been – and will always be – an inspiration to us.



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