Student Spotlight: Reagan Lane, History major

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Reagan Lane is a Senior History major at Brevard College, with a minor in Experiential
Education. She stays active on campus by working as a Barista at Bill’s Boiler House, serving as
the Pastimes History Club President, and working as a Student Ambassador in the Admissions
office. Born and raised in McGrady, NC, Lane plans to continue to graduate school and pursue a
career in the National Park Service as an Interpretive Park Ranger.

When asked about her choice to attend Brevard College, Lane draws attention to the amazing
professors that have influenced her time here. “It has been so helpful to be surrounded by
supportive mentors in all my academic interest!” Lane said. “I know that if I ever need help or
advice, they are happy to give it.”

“I would not be half the person I am today, socially or academically, without the influences of
our amazing history professors, Dr. Margaret Brown and Dr. Jordan Kuck.” Lane remarks on her
growth from a first-year student to a soon to be graduate. “They have inspired me to go out of
my comfort zone and take risks to reach my goals. Our classroom debates and discussions have
made me a bold advocate for the change I want to see.”

Lane credits the success of her recent internship to the close connections of her professors and
their connections. “Dr. Brown recommended me for an internship with the Great Smoky
Mountains Association.” During her internship, Lane summarized ranger reports, sat in on
creative team meetings, and authored two articles for SmokiesLIVE blog. “My first article was
published in the Asheville Citizens Times! I am so thankful for Dr. Brown and her help in
gaining this opportunity.”

“I never imagined I would be involved in so many parts of campus!” Lane has been a Student
Ambassador since her second semester. “The skills I have gained and the people I have
connected with stick with me long past graduation.”