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April 11, 2022

Four Avila University Students Inducted Into AED Honor Society

On April 6th, 2022, Emilia Filby: Professional Health Science (Pre-Med/Pre-Pharm), Alexis Bates: Kinesiology, Michael Pinzino: Kinesiology, and Samantha Smith Professional Health Science (Pre-Occupational Therapy), were inducted into Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED). Alpha Epsilon Delta serves as an honor society and a service organization. Membership is based on each student’s scholastic achievement. By joining AED, students make a commitment to attend meetings and provide community service. They are eligible for scholarships through the national organization and receive honor cords for graduation.

Membership is open to all students enrolled at Avila for at least two semesters in a health preprofessional curriculum. AED members must have an overall GPA and a science GPA of 3.2 or higher.

Eligible students are contacted by the chapter advisor and the membership forms are reviewed by the national organization. The ceremony is run by the AED officers who introduce the symbols of coat-of-arms (below) and induct the new members, followed by guest speaker, Darrin Smith, Ph.D., dean of the college of science and health, and dinner.

Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) honor society crest
The Skull — Symbol of Death
The Book — Symbol of Knowledge
The Wreath — Symbol of Reward
The Esquire’s Helmet — Symbol of Arms
The Norman Shield — Symbol of Consecration
The Caduceus — Symbol of Medicine
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