2019’s Family Law Enforcement Scholarship Winner Had Her Life Perspectives Shaped By Law Enforcement
Marymount University student, Jordan Kelly, has aspirations to be a public servant just like her husband. Her husband is a Virginia police officer with a passion for serving under-served communities. While Jordan won’t be pursuing a career in law enforcement, she is studying nursing with the hopes she will be able to provide healthcare to all who need it in the community.
When reflecting on her decision to pursue nursing as a career, Jordan credits her husband for her perspective on life. Being a police officer isn’t easy today. On top of racing into potentially dangerous and hostile situations, the public’s attitude toward police officers isn’t always welcoming. Despite these obstacles, Mr. Kelly has continued his work with the same sincere love and passion he had when he started his career. According to Jordan, “No matter how he is viewed by society, he interacts with members of the community with honesty and respect. He wants to hear all sides of a story, ensuring a just and fair decision while enforcing the law.”
Being a medical professional isn’t an easy job either and it can often be just as thankless. Seeing her husband push through on bad days has inspired Jordan to also push through in service of her community. Jordan has already experienced many frustrations in the medical field that require her to be calm and view different perspectives just like her husband.
Through Mr. Kelly’s position, Jordan has witnessed a lack of access to quality healthcare that affects many communities. Jordan has made it her life goal to bring adequate health care to these communities. Mr. Kelly’s selflessness has shown Jordan that it’s always worth it in the end to serve another during their time of need, no matter the hours worked or the difficulty of the job.
It is with great pleasure that the attorneys of Fales & Fales, P.A. award Jordan $1,000 as the recipient of the 2019 Family Law Enforcement Scholarship. The annual scholarship is open to all undergraduate and graduate students with family ties to any division of law enforcement.
Attorneys Jennifer Ferguson and Anthony Ferguson established the scholarship to support higher education for students with ties to law enforcement personnel. The award is both a tribute to Anthony Ferguson’s father, who served with the Lewiston, Maine Police Department, and a proud acknowledgment of the difference that law enforcement officers make in the communities they serve. To be eligible for the $1,000 scholarship, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and submit an essay describing how their family’s law enforcement background has affected their lives. The scholarship is near and dear to the law firm and will continue to be offered for years to come.