Darrell Jourdan (’80, Industrial Arts) currently serves as the Maintenance Training Supervisor at Tyson Foods’ case-ready plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
He credits his SUU experience with helping him achieve success. “My education opened a lot of doors for me,” says Darrell. He particularly remembers the guidance and help he received from faculty member Vic Davis, stating, “Vic was always there with words of encouragement. He was a big help.”
In addition to his career with Tyson Foods’, Darrell has prized his opportunity to teach 3rd and 1st Grade Stationary Engineering courses for the Omaha Chapter of the National Association of Power Engineers, helping to better his professional colleagues in the area.
Darrel takes time out of his busy schedule to give back to SUU as well, serving the Alumni Association as the Nebraska & Iowa Network Representative; helping alums in the area connect.
He takes great joy in his hobbies which include hunting, fishing, weightlifting, running and remodeling his house. Darrell and his wife Cathy, who will celebrate their 30th anniversary this year, have raised two children, Benjamin and Christopher, and currently reside in the Omaha area.