Meet Nancy Goodloe

Veterans Day Spotlight

Meet Nancy Goodloe, military veteran and Academic Services Assistant II for the School of Business, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Goodloe served in the Army for 15 years, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6). Her last location of service was Ft. Meade, Maryland, but during her career, Goodloe served in many countries around the world including South Korea, Belgium, Italy, Germany and Saudi Arabia.

Goodloe joined the military for the freedom it would bring her at a young age and with the intention of only staying for her first three years. However, after getting her first job assignment as an Administrative Specialist, Goodloe realized she enjoyed the military. It offered her the opportunity to travel, meet people of different cultures and make friends along the way.

With far too many memorable experiences to choose only one, some of Goodloe’s most memorable moments in the military centers on her travels and the meaningful relationships she formed. Her time stationed in South Korea and Belgium introduced her to her husband and best friend, respectively. She also enjoyed time on the Italian Riviera, a place she describes as the Army’s best-hidden secret at the time.

Goodloe has been awarded with seven medals including the Army Achievement Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (with three bronze service stars), Kuwait Liberation Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

Goodloe’s military career affected her life in many ways, teaching her positive lessons that will always remain a part of her and anyone else who serves. The military taught her responsibility, respect and how to work as part of a team at an early age. It taught her how to accomplish a mission when assigned regardless of how difficult the task may be. She learned about brotherhood and sisterhood and that no matter what race, religion, birthplace, sexual orientation, etc., we are all one and love and respect each other. This is what made her proud to be a part of something so honorable.

Now, Goodloe has been at Gordon for 25 years and uses her Administrative Specialist background, a role she says gave her the skills needed to become a civilian and work in any administrative occupation, in her work in the School of Business, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.