November 15, 2022

Zane Hubble named November Student of the Month

Zane Hubble

Known as a talented musician and a valued member of the Cowley Collegiate Quiz Bowl, Cowley College sophomore Zane Hubble was recently named the school’s November Student of the Month.

The General Studies (STEM) major is the son of Brent and Heather Hubble. Grandparents are Darrell and Betty Webber. He has a brother, Eli, 15.

Hubble graduated from Winfield High School in 2021. At WHS, he participated in Concert Band, Jazz Band, Scholar’s Bowl, tennis, and the National Honor Society. Attending school just down the road, Cowley was an easy choice for Hubble to start his collegiate career.

At Cowley, Hubble is vice president of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), member of the Cowley Collegiate Quiz Bowl team, and leader of the PTK Student Pantry and Honors Action Project. He is also a member of the Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Pep Band.

“I love band and have been playing the saxophone since the sixth grade,” Hubble said. “Dr. (Michael) Christensen makes it fun and really cares about us and the program.

I also enjoy Quiz Bowl because it’s a way to learn new things. Quiz Bowl coach Mrs. (Dianne) Flickinger always has a can-do attitude and has done a great job of moving the Quiz Bowl team forward.”

He was named the PTK Student of the Month in March 2022 while also being named to the President’s Honor Roll and Kansas Intercollegiate Honor Band.

PTK co-sponsor Deborah Layton said Hubble is always happy, helpful, and hardworking.

“He is such a joy on projects, and you can always count on him to show up,” Layton said. “He commits to everything he is involved with and puts forth his best efforts. Zane is a wonderful student of diverse interests who is involved in multiple things on campus and excels academically. He has a great attitude and gets along with everyone.”

Along with accumulating a 4.0-grade point average, Hubble’s community involvement consists of 130 hours of volunteer time with Big Brothers Big Sisters, while he also assisted with the Habitat for Humanity Flea Market.

“I felt I needed to do something with my free time and realized the Big Brothers Big Sisters program would be a way to help other people,” Hubble said.

Hubble considers Natural Science instructor Pam Smith to be one of his favorite teachers.

“The teachers at Cowley have really helped me,” Hubble said. “They want me and the other students to succeed.”

Hubble is undecided about where he will attend after Cowley but plans to major in chemistry with the plans to one day become a chemist or chemical engineer. He also wants to continue pursuing his music and participating in Quiz Bowl.

“Being named Student of the Month is an honor, and I really appreciate it,” Hubble said. “I am happy I chose to come to Cowley.”

Rama Peroo | Director of Institutional Communication
Cowley College
125 S. 2nd Street
Arkansas City, KS 67005