Meet Jessica Herndon

Jessica Herndon
Jessica Herndon


What years did you attend Gordon? I attended from August 2011-December 2014 and August 2015-May 2017.

Why did you choose to attend Gordon? I chose to attend Gordon because of the smaller community and smaller class sizes. Gordon was affordable, personal, and provided me with a great education close to home.

What was your favorite class? That’s a tough one! It would be close between Medieval England with Dr. Winters and Ancient World with Dr. Aiello.

What is your favorite memory that you have had at Gordon? I have so many good memories at Gordon that it is difficult to pick just one. Successfully defending my senior thesis was a proud moment in my college career, but the day that Dr. Aiello lectured in Roman hoplite armor was my favorite!

Were there any clubs, organizations or sports you participated in while a student here? I served as President, Vice President, and Treasurer of the GSC History Club, Charter Member for Phi Alpha Theta, member of the GSC Honors Council, and graduate of the Honors Program.

Where do you currently reside? Macon, Georgia

Tell me a little bit about your immediate family- My husband, Blake, and I were high school sweethearts and got married in October 2017 in Dahlonega, Georgia. We have two dogs, Mattie and Moose, and live on Lake Wildwood in Macon. Blake currently attends Gordon State College as an Information Technology major.

Tell me a little bit about what you do for work? I currently work in the Career Services department at Mercer University School of Law. I am also completing my second Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership this summer before starting my Master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership at Mercer University next fall.

How do you like to spend your free time when you’re not at work? When I’m not at work, I enjoy hiking, camping, and kayaking in Georgia State Parks or curling up at home with a good book. Over quarantine, I’ve also started dabbling in embroidery and learning how to play the ukulele.

What would you tell a prospective student who is thinking about attending Gordon? I would tell any prospective student to look no further for a great education without putting yourself into hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt! Gordon provides a quality education, individualized attention, and a community feel that gives you a degree that is competitive to that of larger colleges and universities.