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Southwestern Forms Chapter of National Honor Society for Pre-Health Professions

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    Officers of Southwestern's new chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta stand with chapter advisor Kerry Bruns. From left to right are Historian Tamara Belilove, Secretary Taylore Meyer, Vice President Mareah Lucio, Burns, President Shelby Beem and Treasurer Morgan Gallo. (Photo by Maritza Robles)

Alpha Epsilon Delta has more than 200 chapters nationwide

Southwestern has formed a new chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta, the national honor society for students who are interested in health professions. Thirteen founding members of the chapter were inducted during a ceremony that was held on campus Nov. 21.

Phil Hartman, a professor of biology who serves as the faculty advisor for the Alpha Epsilon Delta chapter at TCU, came to Southwestern to induct the officers of the new chapter, which will be known as the Texas Rho chapter. The national office of Alpha Epsilon Delta is headquartered at TCU.

Alpha Epsilon Delta is open to students from any majors who are interested in careers in health care. The society was founded in 1926 and has more than 125,000 members in more than 200 chapters.

Kerry Bruns, professor of chemistry, is serving as advisor to the new group. The initial inductees were:

Sarah Alpini

Shelby Beem

Tamara Belilove

Morgan Gallo

Hayley Hamilton

Zachary Jenner

Alexandra Klein

Mareah Lucio

Taylore Meyer

Rebecca Norcini

Tyler Poi

Daniel Poole

Genevieve Tyler

To be eligible for membership in Alpha Epsilon Delta, students must maintain at least a 3.2 overall and science GPA and have completed at least three semesters preprofessional health courses.  For more information, contact Bruns at

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