FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 7 TO 8:30 A.M.
Betty Jordan, a principal at Alan Plummer Associates until her retirement, will be the featured speaker at the Gloyna Breakfast at 7 a.m. on Friday, April 5.
Joining the firm in 1980, Jordan took an active role in the development of the firm through creative approaches to a variety of challenging engineering projects. In particular, Jordan focused on wastewater process engineering. In this area, she worked closely with clients in optimizing the capacity ratings for their treatment plants, often obtaining significant increases in capacity based on performance evaluations rather than construction of new facilities. Her specialties included process trouble-shooting and training in addition to the design of wastewater treatment processes.
In addition to process engineering, Jordan worked in many areas of environmental engineering including: industrial wastewater treatment, odor control, biological studies, toxicity reduction evaluations, permitting and water quality analysis and assessment.
Jordan is a popular speaker and presented papers at local, state and national conferences. She played an active role in developing the technical program for WEAT’s state conferences since the 1980s and served in leadership roles in both the local and state organization. She recently served as one of the trustees on the Water Environment Federation’s Board of Trustees.
Now that she has retired, Jordan is actively planning her travel schedule and takes an active role in her church. Some of her interests and hobbies include travel, cooking and camping. She organized a number of international trips for friends within the engineering community and spent much of her vacation time visiting foreign cities, trying out new foods and making friends around the world. Jordan enjoys people and likes to help them discover and develop their own skills to the best of their ability. She lives with the two most spoiled cats in the universe.
The Breakfast honors the long and distinguished career of Dr. Earnest F. Gloyna, Emeritus Professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Gloyna’s teaching, research and professional practice have touched an unusually large number of students, educators, engineers and the public leadership not only in Texas but throughout the world. Tickets for the Gloyna Breakfast are $40 and are sold separately.