College of Aviation Senator Candidate

Courtney Fowler

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Courtney Fowler

Junior, BS Meteorology

"Hello! I'm Courtney Fowler from Titusville, Florida, studying Meteorology with a minor in Applied Mathematics. Growing up near the Kennedy Space Center fueled my passion for Aviation and Aerospace. I aspire to become a severe weather or hurricane forecaster post-college to benefit the aviation and scientific communities. As a candidate for the College of Aviation, I aim to enhance community, networking opportunities, and resources for the COA. My experience as a leadership specialist on the Orientation Team equipped me with communication, teamwork, and adaptability skills, making me a suitable COA Senator. I'm committed to representing the student body and improving our college environment. I would be honored to serve as your College of Aviation Senator. I not only want to represent the job title but the student body and what it means to be a student from the COA. Additionally, I want to make this college a brighter place to ensure our success as students for tomorrow."

  • What makes you a qualified candidate for this position?

    "I have always been super involved, especially in sports. I played travel volleyball for 13 years where I learned a lot about myself and different skills that I utilize today. I learned how to work with different people to accomplish a common goal, I learned how to communicate effectively in high-stress situations, and I learned how to keep a positive attitude in situations that are negative or difficult to go through. As I came to college, I continuously used these skills to aid me in all of my endeavors. However, I also learned some things along the way; I was able to hold a treasury position in an organization on campus. This position exponentially helped my ability to communicate effectively with the members of this organization. I am also blessed with the opportunity to serve as an orientation leader on campus; this opportunity has also advanced the skills I currently have. The orientation team has helped me become a better public speaker and become more comfortable in the spotlight. It has also helped me network with other students on campus and helps me give back to my community. I believe these skills that I have obtained over the past years make me a qualified candidate for the College of Aviation Senator role."

  • What is the purpose of the SGA Student Senate?

    "The purpose of the SGA senate is to represent the voices of the student body on campus. The Senators act like a bridge between the student body of a certain college and the executive board of the SGA. This helps ensure that the concerns of the student body are communicated with the SGA so that way changes can be made. Additionally, if a student needs someone to go to directly to communicate an issue and they don’t want to go directly to the SGA, a Senator would be a great option for that student to discuss their concerns with. The Student Senate also acts as a representative of the college they are serving for. They should offer networking opportunities for students to help aid their connections with professionals. The Student Senate should also provide opportunities to give resources to the student body and, if need be, improvements to those resources."

  • How do you plan to elevate and communicate issues that your constituents are concerned about to the Senate?

    "I want to create a safe environment where students of COA can feel comfortable addressing issues they want to see improved in the SGA or in the College of Aviation as a whole. As a COA Senator, I will make sure that these issues that are communicated by the student body are heard by the SGA and offer solutions to these problems. I will also take constructive criticism from other senators or the student body on any of these issues to ensure they are sought through. If these issues cannot be fixed, I will try my best to provide alternative solutions that can help address the issues that the SGA cannot fix. My primary goal is to be the voice of all majors and help enhance the community between us all. This is how I plan to elevate and communicate issues that the student body is concerned about in the Senate."

  • How will you improve the ERAU experience for your constituents?

    "I hope to improve the experience at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for the student body by providing a welcoming environment, addressing and solving any issue the students communicate to the Senate, and providing more resources and events to help students network among their peers. Our goal as the Orientation Team is to ensure the incoming students are acclimated to Embry-Riddle and feel at home, and that’s the goal I will carry out in this role as Senator. I want to make sure the students who are in the College of Aviation still feel at home here at Embry-Riddle. Additionally, I want to make sure all of their needs are met and the student body feels heard. I want to see to it that the students are successful in the remaining time they have here at Embry-Riddle and in the future. In these ways, I believe I can help improve the student body’s experience."