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The Marietta Effect

Jordan Herrick

Jordan Herrick '06

Major: Political Science

Minor: Psychology

Additional Education: Juris Doctorate from West Virginia University College of Law

Current Job: Attorney, Bailey & Wyant Attorneys at Law in Charleston, W.Va.

Hometown: New Martinsville, W.Va.

Clubs/Organizations: Delta Tau Delta Fraternity; Marietta College Wind Symphony

Favorite Professor: Mike Tager

When did you know Marietta College was the right school for you?

As soon as I toured the campus when I was a senior in high school, I knew it was the place I wanted to go to school.

Favorite Marietta moment?

I really cannot pin down one moment, as there are so many memorable moments. Any time I spent with my fraternity brothers and in the Greek community are some of my favorite memories.

Describe what life was like during your time at Marietta College.

My freshman year was the beginning of the Iraq War. There was a great deal of debate and turmoil over this, which made campus very interesting. Also, we had a very heated presidential election in 2004, which brought all candidates and their running mates to the area, allowing us to go hear their stump speeches. Lastly, we made it through two floods, which will always live in my memories of Marietta College.

What impact did Marietta College have on your career?

Marietta College gave me the foundation to be able to succeed at my next level of education — law school. Through Marietta College’s academic programs, I was able to transition seamlessly to law school, which had a large impact on my success in law school, translating to a very successful career as a litigator.

What does it mean to be a Pioneer?

Being an active and contributing member in your community and society.