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Brandon Herron

Student Spotlight: Brandon Herron

Year: Sophomore

Major: Theatre, possibly adding History as a second major

Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida

Extracurriculars: Theatre, Music, Vice President of the Honors Student Council, RA at the Governor's School

Q: How did you choose your major?

A: “Junior year of high school I had surgery on my back, and I had to stop playing lacrosse. I was like, ‘What else am I going to do?’ so I did a musical. I decided I loved theater after that. Senior year I did more plays and I decided this has to be it. I hadn’t found anything like that before.”

Q: What has been your favorite Honors course? Why?

A: “Western Civilization II with Dr. Kenyon. I just love his teaching style. It’s not the easiest course in the world. In the Honors section he gives us more work, of course, but it’s definitely worth it. It’s one of those courses where you feel a difference from the beginning to the end. We aren’t at the end yet, but my knowledge has grown so much about Europe already.”

Q: Why did you decide to apply for the Honors Program?

A: “Not just for an Honors symbol on my diploma. It gives you a lot of opportunities that you wouldn’t have otherwise. You get a certain amount of money to study abroad, and that’s just awesome. I want to do a summer semester at the Royal Scottish Academy of Fine Arts. It’s kind of my dream school.”

Q: What do you enjoy about the Honors community?

A: “It is a really close-knit group. There’s a sense of togetherness and family. In the Honors Program we can all trust each other. We are really different people—I was the only arts person last year—but I still got along with all the other guys.”

Q: What is the biggest challenge about being in the Honors Program?

A: “The extra classes that I have to do to graduate on top of all of my other classes.”

Q: What are the biggest benefits to being in the Honors Program?

A: “We get an extra scholarship every year. They give us an opportunity to study abroad. Also, it’ll be good to say you’ve survived college and you’ve survived the Honors Program.”

Q: How are you contributing to the Honors Program?

A: “I am really happy to be Vice President this year. I just want to be a positive influence I guess, and that’s why I wanted to be Vice President. The Honors Program is just a really cool thing and I’d love to see it flourish even more.”

Q: What do you plan to do after graduation?

A: “There are a couple of options. I can go to grad school and hopefully focus on directing—that would be fun. Option two, just leave here and go to LA, New York, Atlanta, or somewhere for auditions. Also, maybe become a history professor.”

 

For more information, contact Laura Hoxworth - 843.857.4103