May 29, 2007
A memorial service for Jordan Mann, a recent SMU graduate who died unexpectedly Saturday, is set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, Kansas.
Mr. Mann died of apparent natural causes at his home in Prairie Village, according to the Prairie Village Police Department, pending an autopsy. The family requested that memorials be made to the Jordan Mann Charitable Trust Fund in care of Peggy Melton at The Country Club Bank in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.
A finance major, Mr. Mann was a member of the SMU Men's soccer team, where he was a major contributor to the team's national ranking. In 2005, he played in the collegiate Final Four Tournament. He was selected to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll and to the Conference USA Academic Honor Roll.
Mr. Mann grew up in Prairie Village, Kansas. He was a three-year letter winner at Shawnee Mission East High School in Shawnee Mission. He was named to the All-State, All- Metro, All Sunflower League, All Sun-Country and All Johnson County first team soccer teams. Academically he was a member of the National Honor Society, the National Beta Club, National Honor Roll, Principals Honor Roll, and the Kansas Honors Scholars. His senior year he was awarded the Art Newcomer Award as the outstanding student athlete at Shawnee Mission East. Jordan attended Furman University in Greenville, SC, before transferring to SMU in 2005.
SMU mourns this loss and sends its heartfelt sympathy to his parents and other loved ones.