Gadsden native and Auburn University junior Jon Ford recently was selected as one of the elite 2016-2017 War Eagle Plainsmen.
The group of 12 women and 12 men serve as the official hosts and hostesses of Auburn University and work directly under the President and Board of Trustees’ offices.
Ford is a 2013 graduate of Westbrook Christian School in Rainbow City. He earned varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball for the Warriors. His high school academic achievements include Beta Club Officer, Mu Alpha Theta Math Club, Key Club Officer, Warrior Representative and class officer for three years.
Ford played football at Birmingham Southern his freshman year of college before transferring to Auburn University.
At Auburn, Ford was honored as the Outstanding Associate for the Auburn University Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity in 2014 and served as Assistant Rush Chair for the 2015 class. He currently serves as the fraternity’s social chairman.
With origins going back to 1960s, the War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen are charged with the duty and honor of representing Auburn University students, faculty, administrators and community. The group was chartered to serve directly under the Office of the President in conjunction with the Auburn Athletic Department and Auburn Alumni Association as the official hosts and hostesses of Auburn University.
The son of State Rep. Craig and Gwen Ford, Jon Ford currently is a junior majoring in accounting. He plans to pursue a career in the field of accounting.