Samford University



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Cody Russell, President

As Vice President, I am responsible for assisting the President in any of his/her duties. I am also responsible for recruiting and planning events for potential new members.

I am a junior Sports Medicine major with a minor in both Chemistry and Biology. I was able to get involved with Alpha Epsilon Delta the second semester of my freshman year and it has been instrumental in me getting connected with resources and contacts that have helped me since. These contacts and resources assisted me in the academic field with which classes would be beneficial to me and also in regards to information that helped fuel my passion for the health field. Outside of school, I am also involved with the Christ Health Center as a volunteer medical assistant, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as a leadership co-chair, and compete as a varsity athlete for Samford. In whatever free time I have I like to go hiking, ride bikes, or just hang out with friends.

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Katie Dixon, Secretary

As secretary, I keep up with the AED point system as well as keeping up with our chapter records.

My responsibilities include keeping the chapter attendance and point system, recording activities of the chapter, and planning service opportunities for chapter members. I am a senior Sports Medicine/Pre-med major. I have had the opportunity to serve in other leadership roles across campus such as philanthropy chair for Chi Omega Sorority, a member of a University Ministries committee, a singer for Campus Outreach, and as a Connections Leader. 

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Rebekah Brooks, Treasurer

As the treasurer of AED, I am responsible for collecting dues and maintaining financial records. This year, I am working with the other officers to offer a variety of activities. 

I am a sophomore from Northport, Alabama majoring in Chemistry and Biochemistry with a minor in Bioinformatics at Samford University. I have performed research at Samford University under Dr. Andrew J. Lampkins, at UAB with Dr.Barton Guthrie, and at Emory University’s with Dr. David G. Lynn. Currently, and am planning on pursuing an MD/PhD post-graduation or a career in biomedical engineering.

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Lauren Beggs, Historian


As Historian/Editor, I am responsible for documenting AEDsocial and service events held throughout the year. I am also responsible forhelping to manage and upkeep the website.

I am a Senior Biology major with a Pre-Medical focus.  I have been a member of AED since my Sophomore year and I am honored to work with the other officers this year. AED has been an invaluable resource in my goal of a career in the medical field.  I have made many connections through this organization who have been influential in my journey toward medical school be it MCAT prep or just friendly advice. I am also involved with Gamma Sigma Sigma service sorority , Beta Beta Beta biological honor society and I spend my free time in the summers volunteering at my local hospital, Athens-Limestone Hospital. I hope to pursue a career as a rural physician and return to my home town to work. 


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