In anticipation of the Student Body Government elections, the YellowJacket has submitted a questionnaire for each candidate to share about themselves. Nathan shared his views on current campus issues and student events during the debates on Tuesday, February 21st; further debate coverage and footage is coming soon.
Name: Nate Lowe
Office you are running for: Vice President
What is your background?
I was born in the beautiful, smoggy city of Houston and have lived there all of my life (with the exception of several months spent in Panama City, Panama and a semester in Pohang, South Korea.)
I came to LeTourneau to study Biology with a pre-med emphasis, and as of today I am still studying Biology (stay tuned).
I live on the greatest floor in the history of ever, Flooders, in room 307 ( the furthest West room on the floor (take that as as a free invitation to come and visit/have tea with me)).
What are your interests, or what activities/organizations are you involved with on campus?
Sports photography is one of my favorite hobbies, but I also like to camp and climb giant rocks. I also like to read and my favorite show of all time is Digimon (season 3 for anyone who may or may not be interested). Currently, I am only involved in Senate, unless you count Awesome as an organization, in which case I am apart of Senate and Awesome.
What is your leadership experience?
I have been a senator since my first semester at LeTourneau (3 years ago). As a freshmen I was one of three members of the Sustainabilty committee at the same time as being on the Student Life committee. My sophmore year I was both a Peer Advisor and a senator and I was the head of the Student Life committee.
What made you want to run for office?
Honestly, the idea of a position that put me in front of people constantly, terrified me at first thought and I had only slightly entertained the idea of running for Vice President. But after a friend in Senate, whose opinion I value, encouraged me to run and after thinking and praying about it, I realized I had something to offer. I think what makes me most want to be Vice President, is the potential to be a part of a change that I see coming at LeTourneau. Even more than that I have a deep desire to help reshape the image of Senate and Vice President, it would be my greatest goal to achieve that.
Who is your hero / role model?
Fortunately, I have the terrible cliché of a hero (heroes) that is my parents, my aunts and my abuela. As a child I wasn’t exactly easy and if they hadn’t been so patient with me and so loving, I wouldn’t be who I am today. They have all done a lot to mold me into the well rounded, relativly productive, member of society that I am today.
What is your favorite thing about LETU? Favorite memory here?
My favorite memory is probably packing 38 guys into our shower on Flooders and having the greatest dance party LeTourneau has ever known.
If your campaign had a motto, what would it be? (or favorite quote, Bible verse, etc)
If my campaign had a motto it would not so much be just for me, but for the Senate as a whole, being Do we speak and not act? The inspiration comes from the last sentence of Numbers 23:19 which says “God is not human that he should lie, not a human being that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” To me that speaks to the trustworthiness of God and I feel like as Christians, we should be representatives of God’s nature. More so, as senators we should strive to be like God in the promises we make, the actions we take. With that motto I feel like each and every one of us would be challenged to examine our daily lives and make certain that we do not just say we live like children of God, but that we act like children of God.
If you attend or are a member of a local church, where do you go?
I currently attend Crossroads Community Church where I have been for the past two semesters. Before that I went to New Covenant Church.
Any other interesting information about you:
As Vice President I would love to get to know each and every person at LeTourneau, obviously this isn’t possible, but it is possible for you (yes, you sir or madame who is reading this) to come up to me and introduce yourself and say “I like panthers…” And then we can be friends.