American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine’s commitment to community development has once again been by demonstrated by its active student body, this time by the AUA chapter of the Phi Delta Epsilon fraternity.
At a brief ceremony on Friday, May 16, 2014 held at the T.N.Kirnon School in St. John’s, Shail Bhagnagar, immediate past president of the fraternity, presented a considerable donation to the school principal, Mr. Rolston Nickeo. Students and teachers from the school, as well as AUA faculty advisor for the fraternity, Dr. Karron James, were present. Funds will be utilized to purchase uniforms for more than fifty students who participated in the Annual National School Zonal Sports event, which was part of the school’s centennial celebration. Principal Nickeo, speaking on behalf of his students and staff, expressed sincere gratitude to the fraternity for its generous contribution which helped make a significant difference in the lives of a large number of students.
The AUA chapter of Phi Delta Epsilon, a registered member of the international medical fraternity of the same name, presently boasts a membership of one hundred and four (104). Each semester, candidates are interviewed, new members are initiated, and a new executive board is elected. Together, members select charitable causes across Antigua and Barbuda to support with funds raised during the semester.