Layne Hubble is a member of the cohort of 2020 and is majoring in History and Political Science (Pre-Law). Layne is interested in and very passionate about ancient and medieval history. Ideally, Layne would like to become a museum curator or lawyer— potentially combining the two and becoming a lawyer in Provenance Law (returning historical artifacts and artwork to the nations and people it originally came from). On campus Layne is an Honors Orientation Head-Coordinator, a Head Trip Leader for the Outdoor Program, member of the Outdoor Program prestigious Adventure Team, president of Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society, member of the Hermesian Debate Society, member of the E&H Climate Collaborative, member of the Student Art Association, Supplemental Instructor for the History department, sweetheart of Theta Chi Epsilon Social Fraternity, and a Student Government Association Probation Officer.
Q: What is the Honors Program to you?
A: The Honors Program has been and continues to be, a doorway through which I have been able to access so many opportunities. It is the family in which I found my place on campus, and through which I found my voice in the classroom. It is a place where I have been able to grow as a leader and foster my connections with both students and staff on and off campus. The Honors Program stands as a main tenant of my life and college experience— teaching me that there is no limit to what I can accomplish and helping me to reach my goals one step at a time.
Q: How would you describe the character of the Honors Program?
A: It is a family of academics and those dedicated to academia. We are united through our passion to succeed and advance, sharing a fire for learning and exploration. We each exhibit strengths in the subjects and interests of our respective fields, and yet, we come together seamlessly as students and staff capable and eager to thrive through this institution. The Honors Program provides a challenge for those that flourish off of more: More curriculum. More responsibility. More opportunities. More knowledge.
Q: What advice would you give to First Year Honors Scholars?
A: Know that just because you are in the Honors Program, does not mean you are perfect. In the mission to excel in all fields, it is easy to forget what you need. Do not be afraid to take that necessary step back and re-evaluate what is important to you. Also, do not judge your success based upon the success of others— we are all different, and so we thrive and rise in a multitude of different ways.
Q: What is one of your most significant experiences at E&H?
A: To this day, my proudest moment was getting the call that I had been offered a position in the Honors Program. I can remember clearly, stopping for gas at exit 181 and hearing Hai-Yen’s voice extending an invitation of enrollment. At that moment, it felt that I had found my path forward— that I had found my home for the next four years. That small moment gave me the chance and confidence to accomplish all the other things I have done thus far. It all began here— it all began with the Honors Program.