Avery Schroyer is a candidate for president on the Student Assembly Board of Directors.
My name is Avery Schroyer and I have seen how important a role APTA has played in my career as a student. As a result, I have decided that I would like to serve in its governing body as your Student Assembly Board of Directors president. My passion for our organization and your support will lead us all to great things in the next year. I hope to be able to further your professional development and provide opportunities for you that are not available in the classroom. Many of these opportunities I hope will be continued from year to year, so our profession can continue to evolve into the standard that has been set by Vision 2020.
Currently, I am beginning my third year at the University of Kentucky (UK), where I have served my class as the APTA and KPTA liaison. While fulfilling my duties for this position, I have been able to stay in tune with many of the issues that face the APTA and our student body. The position has given me many opportunities to increase my involvement in professional activities while in school. As UK’s liaison, I have had the opportunity to attend the Combined Sections Meeting in Chicago while working as an usher and participate in last year’s National Student Conclave. As part of the Federal Advocacy Forum, I was able to represent students in regards to the Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Act of 2013. All of these events have continued to fuel my enthusiasm for our profession and our organization. With this enthusiasm, I was able to help begin a sustainable Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge fundraiser at UK, which has currently increased our previous involvement by more than ten-fold.
As a nontraditional student who has been a business owner, I know the importance of having a plan for the future. I will work hard in conjunction with my fellow Board members to accomplish the goals we set before us. A few areas that I want to tackle in this upcoming year are to increase collaboration between SPT and SPTAs, expand the Brand Champions program and continue support for the Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Act of 2013. I also want to hear from you, and I want to find new ways to keep you and your peers active members in the APTA student body.
Thank you for participating as a member of our Student Assembly. Many of the people that you will meet during Student Conclave will become close friends and colleagues. I have been fortunate enough to have made some of these lasting connections already.
I would like to ask you for your support as I run for the office of president for the Student Assembly Board of Directors, and look forward to meeting you during National Student Conclave in my home state of Kentucky. Feel free to introduce yourself and let me know how I can represent you.