Meet Susan Hoffman

Student Spotlight

Meet Susan Hoffman; a management & administration major with a minor in English from Barnesville, GA.  

At the start of her journey at Gordon State College, Hoffman considered many paths before finding her place in business after participating in a binational virtual foreign exchange class with Dr. Christy Flatt. This class impacted her outlook on how she could change the world and inspired her to take her degree seriously.

Since Hoffman’s arrival in the fall of 2020, she has been involved in many organizations at GSC thanks to her participation in the Student Leadership Academy. She is a member of Toastmasters International; Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society; Earth, Wind, and Fire Science Club; and plans to get more involved with the Pi Eta Sorority. She also serves as the lead assistant to Dr. Tonya Moore, Executive Director of External Relations & Strategic Initiatives/Athletic Director.

Hoffman’s fondest memories at Gordon center on the people and relationships she has formed. She values the Highlander community for it is a place where like-minded people can come together and grow with each other. She considers the community small enough to be family and strong enough to come together “to invoke great change.”  

Some of Hoffman’s favorite hobbies are painting finely detailed landscapes and writing. While she does not wish to sell her paintings, she hopes to soon be a published writer. When Hoffman is not at GSC, she enjoys traveling with her husband and three kids to the beach, the mountains, museums, and more. On lazy weekends, she spends her time chatting on her front porch with her family and dogs.

After graduating, Hoffman plans to attend graduate school to continue her education. She is currently searching for international business programs in the UK. Eventually, she wants to go on and earn her doctorate in something related to international affairs. Her goal is to work in foreign aid, as either a foreign aid officer, consulate officer, or ambassador. She stays open-minded to whatever direction her career will take her in the future and the new possibilities that it will bring.   

“To me, being part of the Highlander community means belonging to a family. We are a family here at Gordon, one that is ever-changing and ever-becoming more than it was yesterday,” said Hoffman. “Gordon can do great things, not just for you, but with you. The path to your dreams is already there. It’s up to you to uncover it. Gordon can help you do that, like it has me.”