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The Relaunched Echo Black Beauty For The Month Of November 2023 Is Mrs. Jordan Dow-Brittingham!!!

Updated: Nov 17, 2023

November 16, 2023

Mrs. Jordan Dow-Brittingham

It is an honor and a pleasure to introduce the relaunched Echo's Black Beauty for the month of November, Mrs. Jordan Dow-Brittingham! Jordan was born on August 21, 1994, to Ms. Kyle Keel and the late Mr. Kenneth Dow. Mrs. Brittingham and her sister Taylor grew up in Neptune, New Jersey. Brittingham shared that "the pillar of her family was her grandparents, the late Mr. Moses and Mrs. Frances Keel. Jordan's grandfather Moses was a successful restaurateur plus the first Black American Mutuel Clerk at Raceway Park in Freehold, NJ.

Pictured above are Mrs. Brittingham's grandparents (L) Mrs. Frances Keel, Jordan (Ctr) (R) Mr. Moses Keel, New Jersey's first Black Mutuel Clerk at Raceway Park in Freehold, plus successful restaurateur. Picture source: Mrs. Jordan Brittingham

Jordan met her husband, Mr. Kyle Brittingham, in 2018 and married him on November 4, 2023. Jordan shared that her husband is her best friend" and her "source of inspiration." The couple "share a passion for learning new things every day." Mrs. Brittingham shared that she has always been a good student and hard worker when asked about her educational and professional background. Throughout her childhood, Brittingham was placed in launch and honors classes. After graduating from Neptune High School in 2012, she attended Kean University, majoring in recreation administration. Jordan graduated magna cum laude in 2016 and was accepted to the Occupational Therapy Program at Seton Hall Univ; she completed her master's degree in 2019 plus passed her boards.

Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Brittingham, Nov 4, 2023 (Gorgeous couple)

Jordan is an occupational therapist. When asked about her profession, she replied that she "assists older adults in regaining their independence in everyday activities." Jordan loves her job because it allows her to "make a positive difference in people's lives." She further shared that she's her patient's biggest cheerleader!" Jordan said, "When patients can do something they could not do before because she provides therapeutic adaptations that work for them on an individual basis, it always makes me feel accomplished - that I was able to make a difference." Mrs. Brittingham has grown in her field by becoming a sponsor and mentor to new employees and a clinical instructor to occupational students!

Mrs. Jordan Dow- Brittingham, Master's Degree In Occupational Therapy Program at Seton Hall University, Graduating Magna Cum Laude.

When asked what words of wisdom she could share to inform and encourage the younger generation to pursue their higher education goals? Mrs. Brittingham believes that "education is vital for young people because it helps them achieve their goals, improve their well-being, and expand their horizons. Education also helps them understand themselves and the world better." Lastly, Mrs. Brittingham is a faithful person and prays daily; her favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11: "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

New Jersey's oldest Black-owned newspaper, The Echo, is honored to have Mrs. Jordan Dow-Brittigham as our beautiful and inspirational November Black Beauty of the Month!

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