Student Profiles

Name: Emily Hobgood

Major(s)/Minor(s): Art with a concentration in Painting and a minor in Therapeutic Recreation

Hometown: Morehead City, North Carolina

How did you know the Honors College was right for you?
I don't know if I immediately thought that the honors college was for me. I just thought I would give it a shot. Life's more about taking chances when you're not sure that you're ready, rather than waiting until you're ready. If you wait until you're ready to do something, you might not live to do that something. It's more that I took a chance and went for it and am now going with the flow of feeling comfortable and motivated by the honors college.

What has been your favorite Honors experience so far?
I believe my favorite experience is knowing that it's okay to expect more of myself. I feel that I can push myself in so many different ways since joining the honors college than I could if I hadn't. For example, I was not going to do my honors independent study next fall. I actually just registered for it on Monday; again I'm just taking whatever chances I can get.

What does "Honors" mean to you now that you are here at UNCG?
I think Honors means a bigger push to reach your potential. Not only am I pushing myself, but I have the Honors faculty, the TR department, and the Art department pushing me to achieve a higher form of excellence.