The Alpha Epsilon Delta honor society on campus will be participating in its first ever Operation Christmas Child Drive this semester.
Alpha Epsilon Delta is a national honor society for students interested in pursuing a job within the field of health. The purpose is to recognize outstanding students who are interested in being involved with causes in their field and to help inform them on how to prepare for professional school.
The honor society includes students involved with pre-medicine, pre-veterinarian, pre-dentistry, pre-optometry and other pre-health professional students.
Members must have at least a 3.2 GPA to be eligible, and the honor society offers its members several opportunities to demonstrate their commitment to the community and well-being of others through service projects.
Megan Gibson, a senior biomedical sciences major from Opp and the president of Alpha Epsilon Delta, said this is where Operation Christmas Child comes into play.
“Operation Christmas Child is a project that allows children in needy parts of the world to receive a shoebox-sized box full of small toys, school supplies and hygiene items,” she said.
“These boxes are sent all over the world wherever they may be needed, with common areas including parts of Africa and Central America.”
Gibson said the honor society is excited about participating in this particular cause.
“If other Troy students would like to be involved, they will find our donation boxes set up outside of the SGA office in the Trojan Center,” she said.
For more information, contact Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org.