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CAP Student Profile

Courtney Fort

CAP Alumna, Class of 2013C

Shaker Heights, OH

Nursing Major, B.S.N.

Courtney Fort is a CAP Alum from Shaker, Heights Ohio. She is the oldest of two girls and her parents, Glen and Darlene Fort, are graduates of Ohio University. Ms. Fort graduated from Ohio University in 2013 and was the first African American woman to graduate from OHIO's School of Nursing. She is a fun loving person who lives to help others, read her bible, shop, and create bracelets. Recently, Courtney accepted a position as a registered nurse at Ahuja Medical Center in Cleveland Ohio. She's currently studying to pass the state boards. After a year or two of practicing as a new nurse, Courtney aspires to pursue a doctoral degree in nursing specializing in midwifery.  


"I have truly felt like a member of a huge family," Courtney says. "CAP is vital to Ohio University and the staff members have truly helped mold me into the woman I am today."


Favorite aspects of CAP...

"The CAP program has been a God send for me," says Courtney. Courtney utilized the computer lab for printing a ton of power points, learning strategies classes and free tutoring to aid in her success. "My favorite aspect of CAP was the computer lab, learning strategies classes and free tutoring," says Ms. Fort.

Advice for incoming CAP students...

"My advice for incoming freshmen is to get involved, study hard, pray, and enjoy college life. College is a world of new opportunities and new friendships and bonds with Ohio University  faculty and staff. As a CAP student you are given a plethora of opportunities that will aid in your successful transition into college life. Take full advantage of tutoring services an learning strategies classes they will help you keep a high GPA and really engage in your studies."

Advice for graduating CAP students...

"To the graduating bobcats, I first would like to congratulate you on making it thus far in your college career. You have put in the time and the hard work so that you can walk across the stage in May 2014. Stay focused until graduation I know you want to have fun as a senior but, complete the coursework and keep the faith until your last final. As you prepare to enter the workforce upon graduation, stay focused and remember you have been blessed (and stay in contact with your CAP advisor)."