Lizard on the line

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Phonathon caller, Liz Hubbard, gets the tables turned on her and she gets asked the questions.


Liz, Lizzy, Lizard.

Those are her nicknames.

Liz Hubbard, a 22-year-old nursing major at UNMC’s College of Nursing Lincoln Division, grew up in Seward.

You might talk to her on the phone some evening, if you’re on our phonathon list. She’s one of our student callers – the students from all the University of Nebraska campuses who call you and ask you questions about your mailing address, if we have a correct e-mail address and if you would like to give a gift to support your college.

We thought it’d be fun to turn the tables and ask our own student callers some questions.

What is one thing that annoys/disgusts you?

Annoys me: People pulling out in front of me and then driving super slow.

Disgusts me: Hearing people chew with their mouths open.

What was your favorite cartoon growing up?

“Rugrats” or “Roadrunner.” I actually had a pet rabbit that I named Lillian in honor of Lil on the “Rugrats.”

If you could go back and change something about your high school days what would it be?

I would choose to continue playing sports in college. Once I got to college I really missed playing volleyball, so if I could go back to my high school days it would be to continue my sports career longer.

What is your idea of a perfect day?

Sleeping in as late as I want, lounging on a beach somewhere and having a barbecue with my family and friends.

If you could spend the day with a celebrity who would it be?

Probably Sandra Bullock or Kate Hudson. They are two of my favorite actresses and I just think they are very funny and would definitely keep me entertained for the day.

Would you rather go skydiving or bungee jumping?

Skydiving. I love riding in airplanes so I think it would be fun to jump out of one.

If you could have a free trip anywhere in the world where would it be?

Anywhere with a beach and palm trees, so either Hawaii or the Bahamas.

If you were on a deserted island with one person, who would you want it to be?

My fiancé, Jacob.

If you could have any super power what would it be?

Flying, so I could travel the world and see all of the sights of the places I want to go.

Could you live without your computer and cell phone?

I could live without it – although it would be difficult seeing as it is the main way I communicate with family and friends, as well as do my schoolwork.

What would you do first if you won the lottery?

Pay off my school loans and my car.

What is your favorite line from a movie?

Probably any quote from “Home Alone” because it is one of my favorite movies.

If you could only eat the same thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Salmon with pasta.

What was the name of your first childhood pet?

Max, a golden retriever.

What is your dream car?

I’ve always wanted a big SUV like a Tahoe or something like that.

If you could donate to the University of Nebraska someday, what would you most like to fund?

I probably would donate to nursing, since that’s the career that I’m going into. I’d focus on student scholarships, being a scholarship recipient myself (Bernice Harris Nursing Scholarship, Regents Scholarship). I know firsthand how they can really help students through school.

If you’d like to support your college, and students like Liz, please consider giving online at or call 800-432-3216.

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