Mississippi College Alumni Magazine | Winter 2012

Keeping the Faith in Business

L.D. Jordan Business Through the Eyes of Faith Week

Mississippi College will focus on faith in business during the L.D. Jordan Business Through the Eyes of Faith Week event, a special series of programs held on campus February 20-23.

Sponsored by the MC School of Business, the event focuses on equipping MC business students with Christian principles that will guide them throughout their personal and professional lives. February 20-21, the business faculty will incorporate faith and ethics teachings and exercises into their lesson plans. On February 22, MC alumni and business leaders will participate in classes, sharing their real world experience in incorporating their faith into their careers and businesses. The event will conclude on February 23 with a luncheon featuring keynote speaker Mike Ducker, COO of FedEx, a company recognized worldwide for maintaining the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.

The L.D. Jordan Business Through the Eyes of Faith Week is named in honor of Don “Papa” Jordan ’51, a prominent Tennessee businessman and entrepreneur. Jordan made a generous gift to the MC School of Business, specifying that the money be used to establish an endowment for developing programs and attracting speakers focused on integrating faith in the workplace. It’s Jordan’s hope that the program will inspire future business leadersto integrate their faith into every aspect of their lives, including their professions.

“Life is like a three-legged stool,” Jordan explains. “One leg represents the professional, one the spiritual, and the third family and friends. If all three legs are not in balance, the stool will topple, but if all three are given equal attention, the stool – your life – will be stable. Most business people grow that business leg too long, but I’ve never known a truly happy person in my life who didn’t have three equal legs.”

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