A BRIEF HISTORY
"On April 28, 1926, fifteen premedical students at the University of Alabama met with Dr. Jack Montgomery, premedical advisor and professor of organic chemistry, to formalize the organization of a new premedical honor society. Baylor University, Samford University, The University of Texas, and the University of South Carolina established chapters in 1928 and 1929. At the first national convention at the University of Alabama on April 18, 1930, ten members representing five chapters and one petitioning group were in attendance. From these modest beginnings, Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) has today become the world’s largest Honor Society exclusively serving premedical education, with a membership exceeding 144,000 in 186 chapters. In 1949, AED was incorporated in the State of Michigan. In February 1962, the Society was reincorporated in the District of Columbia as a nonprofit, educational organization.
Alpha Epsilon Delta is the National Health Pre-professional Honor Society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in preprofessional health scholarship, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary, and others. The Society welcomes ALL students engaged in the pursuit of a professional healthcare career. AED offers opportunities for intellectual and professional development, provides a forum for students with common interests, and extends a program of service to benefit the college/university community. The Florida Beta Chapter was founded at Florida State University on February 23, 1946. It was inactive from 1969-1981 and was reestablished in 1981. Alpha Epsilon Delta is affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies."
Every member of the Alpha Epsilon Delta, Florida Beta Chapter Executive Board is taking on a leadership position within our organization for various personal reasons. These personal reasons all share one common theme: To exhibit the passion to become a model Healthcare Professional that advocates for and educates health and wellness onto all individuals in their care. It is the separate strengths and integrity of each of the members of our leadership that brings the abundance of opportunities we are proud to provide to our community. However, our biggest strength lies in our ability to tie together each individual’s talent and push each other to be the best that we can be, in and out of AED.
I hope that by discussing and writing out the goals and visions for Alpha Epsilon Delta, Florida Beta Chapter this year, we will be able to encourage each other to reach new heights and find that with strong teamwork, even the unimaginable is possible.
MEET AED'S NEWEST MEMBERS!
These members have worked extremely hard to become inducted into our Alpha Epsilon Delta, Florida Beta Chapter. We are so proud of them!