The Full Story
In Fall 2012, Delta Epsilon Mu began the process to establish its Fifteenth Chapter by expanding to the University of Texas at Austin. Ten students, led by Keri Lawrence, contacted the Lambda chapter at Texas A&M University and the Kappa chapter at the University of Kansas to begin the expansion process. Lawrence, who became the Founding President of the Sigma chapter, led the members through this process under the supervision of the Kappa chapter. In Spring 2013, supervision of the expansion process was turned over to the Theta chapter at University of California-Merced, and the process was finalized by the National Director of Prospects, Kritica Joshi.
On April 26, 2013, the 10 students of the UT-Austin Colony traveled to the Lambda chapter in College Station, Texas to complete the expansion process.
The Founding members were President Keri Lawrence, Vice President Mindy Tran, Treasurer Justin Rowley, Co-Director of Prospects Kerri Grier, Co-Director of Prospects Shankar Nandakumar, National Liaison Sivonna Schutty, Secretary Jona Mata, Historian Lubna Oza, Public Relations Chair Tim Nguyen, and member Chris Oballe.
These members of the Founding Class of the Sigma Chapter of Delta Epsilon Mu thus established a foundation at UT Austin for health education in all pre-health fields centered around the four principles of friendship, dedication, loyalty, and support.
The brothers and sisters of Delta Epsilon Mu are committed to serving the community by advocating for health education and care, and through active participation in service activities, fundraising, and outreach programs. Members are given the opportunity to directly participate in health-oriented workshops and discussions, thereby attaining access to pertinent academic and career information through association with professors, advisors, career professionals, alumni members, and fellow active members.
Delta Epsilon Mu was founded on the grounds of Binghamton University in New York in Spring 1996. Delta Epsilon Mu was established with the goal of uniting students interested in entering various pre-health professions including medicine, psychology, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy, among others. The Founding Fathers united their interests in building a Co-ed Pre-health Fraternity to serve students by exposing them to professionals from various health fields. Visit the National website for more information.