Charlene Jordan graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology with a Minor in Psychology from Tarleton State University in 2020. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and having to transfer to online classes her senior year, Charlene made the Dean’s list her final 3 semesters.
Charlene’s mother, Renee Jordan-Jones, developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) while deployed to Iraq and Saudi Arabia as an Army combat medic who cared for soldiers when they were impacted by improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Charlene is looking forward to beginning a doctoral program in Physical Therapy at a Historically Black College or University and plans to join the Navy Reserves. She wants to specialize in sports physical therapy and work on a professional sports team. Long term, she wants to build up her reputation and clientele serving professional athletes and eventually open her own physical therapy clinic staffed with a large variety of specialists such as occupational therapists and massage technicians. Her business will also function as a training gym for high-level athletes.
Charlene supports her family by taking time off from work to help her parents when needed.
We are so excited to watch Charlene’s journey as she moves closer to her dreams of earning a PhD and opening her own business.