March Student Organization of the Month - Alpha Epsilon Delta
Mar 11, 2016 by Skye McLeod
The March Student Organization of the Month award goes to Alpha Epsilon Delta!
Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) is a national pre-health honor society which gives students the opportunity to meet other pre-health students, get involved in service/volunteer projects, and gather information on health profession fields. They are an organization for students preparing for careers in the graduate health professions of medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, physician assistants, and more. The Zeta chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta was founded at the University of South Alabama in 1980.
AED believes in encouraging excellence and exemplary character, and try their best to provide ample opportunities to give back to the University and the community. By focusing on both academia and serving the surrounding area, AED is able to make a great impact on our campus.
Over the past school year, AED has participated in over 25 service projects. This organization has helped clean up the community by participating in Coastal Cleanup, Langham Park Cleanup, and Habitat for Humanity. AED members have mentored others in the community through ACT tutoring at Wilmer Hall, Spencer-Westlawn tutoring, as well as participating in Project Homeless Connection. Other service activities AED has lent their efforts to include volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House, USA Women's & Children's, Mobile Animal Shelter, Greek Festival, Chocolate Festival, and the Mobile Medical Museum. AED has held numerous fundraising events in collaboration with local restaurants such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Chill, Five Guys, and PDQ and participated in numerous Canned Food Drives, Medical Clinic Supply drive, Campus Blood drives, Mega Musical Chairs, Chi Omega's Songfest, GO Run, Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes, Heart Walk, and Ghouls for Goods.
If you are interested in becoming a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, their meetings are held every other Wednesday at 6pm at the Allied Health Auditorium in the Health Sciences building, HAHN 1012.