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New members inducted into Alpha Epsilon Delta

Six new members were inducted into Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) in a ceremony Monday, March 27, in the Daniel•Moultrie Science Center Auditorium.

The new members are Callen Begley, a junior from West Columbia, S.C.; MJ Cackett, a junior from  Peachtree City, Ga.; Amanda Johnston, a sophomore from New Port Richey, Fla.; Duncan Owen, a junior from Liberty, S.C.; Megan Shearon, a sophomore from Beaufort, S.C.; and Joe Suddeth, a sophomore from Due West, S.C.

Alpha Epsilon Delta is a national health preprofessional honor society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in preprofessional health scholarship in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and other areas. Erskine established an AED chapter on campus in 2020.

Professor of Biology Dr. Al Mina, who serves as faculty sponsor of Erskine’s Alpha Epsilon Delta chapter, noted that two alumni were inducted as honorary members in 2021. They are Zach Morgan ’19 and Reid Windmiller ’17, “who played a large part in getting a chapter established here,” Mina says. “Zach is currently in medical school at USC School of Medicine in Greenville. Reid graduated from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia, and is in his second year of residency in Family Medicine at Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia.”

In order to be eligible for membership in AED, students must be enrolled in a major approved by the AED National Office as a preprofessional track. “At Erskine, that includes biology, chemistry, and health science,” Mina says. “Students must also be at least second-semester sophomores and have a minimum GPA of 3.2 in their science courses and overall.”

Current members, in addition to the new inductees and honorary members, are Ariel Bishop, Morgan Browne (Treasurer), Allie Carter (President), Madison Clayton, Carly Egan (Reporter), Mady Fischer, Laney Gaston (Vice President), Victoria Gillis, Kylie McKean (Historian), Ashley Owens, Tarrah Semones, and Kelsey Tyson (Secretary).

At top of page, AED members pose with Dr. Al Mina.

New AED members Joe Suddeth, Callen Begley, Duncan Owen, Amanda Johnston, MJ Cackett, and Megan Shearon







Erskine and Due West Skyline

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