Patrick Herron

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Dr. Patrick D. Herron
Name Dr. Patrick D. Herron
Chapter Alpha Epsilon
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Date Inducted 1993
Roll Number
Alumni Chapter/Assoc
Honorary Member
Birthdate April 26
Spouse Jonah Nigh
Awards DSK, Wood Scholarship, CSK (AE), CSK (NYMAAC)

Patrick Herron (born 26 April 1974) is an Alumnus of the Alpha Epsilon Chapter at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and the current Vice President of Philanthropy Development (2012-present). He is also a former Vice President of Membership Development (2004-2010), Chapter Service Key recipient for Alpha Epsilon Chapter (1996), Rolla F. Wood Graduate Scholarship recipient (2012), Distinguished Service Key (2012) and Chapter Service Key recipient for New York Metropolitan Area Alumni Chapter (2016).

Early Fraternity Life and Career

Patrick was inducted as a Brother on May 1, 1993 as a member of his chapter's Iota Pledge Class. His Big Brother is Kelly Lill (nee Landfried). He had enrolled as a History major at WCU in the Fall 1992. He later changed his major to Special Education in the summer of 1993.

Collegiate Years at Alpha Epsilon Chapter

As a member of the Alpha Epsilon Chapter, Patrick was elected to the positions of Initiate Advisor (Fall '94), Alumni Historian (Fall '95) and Chapter President (Spring '96 - Fall '96). Appointed Chairperson of the Philanthropy Committee and Founder's Day Banquet Committee in 1995 and 1996. Patrick was voted Most Dedicated Brother in 1995 and 1996 and awarded a Chapter Service Key in 1996 for his service to the Brothers of the Alpha Epsilon Chapter. Patrick served as Alpha Epsilon's Chapter Delegate at the 1996 Grand Chapter Conference.

In addition to his involvement with Phi Sigma Pi Fraternity, Patrick was an Editor of the Serpentine, West Chester University's Collegiate Yearbook; a Manager for the The Quad, Collegiate Newspaper; member of the WCU Media Advisory Board; Resident Advisor for Killinger Hall; member of the University Appeals Board; member of the Sykes Student Union Board of Governors; President and National delegate for Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society; and elected to 1995 WCU Homecoming Court. He also volunteered with WCU Adapted Physical Education program for children with disabilities; Chester County AIDS Support Services and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Annual M.S. Walk. While in college, Patrick worked for several non-profit agencies including HELP Counseling, Inc.; Brian's House; and the National M.S. Society.

Alumni Years to Present

During his last year at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Patrick initiated expansion efforts at Drexel University, which led to the founding of the Gamma Xi Chapter in 1997. He served as Alumni Advisor for the Alpha Epsilon Chapter from 1997-1999 and was awarded the Outstanding Alumnus Award in 1997, 1998 and 1999. In 2008, he was awarded the Stephen L. Johnson Award by Alpha Epsilon Chapter at their 20th Annual Founder's Day. In 1998, Patrick worked with fellow alumni to re-organize the Delaware Valley Alumni Chapter. He served as Treasurer (1998) and as Chapter President (1999). In 2000, Patrick joined the National Alumni Association. In 2004, he was elected to National Council as Vice President of Membership Development. He was re-elected in 2006 and 2008, completing his third term in 2010. In 2005, Patrick moved to New York City and joined New York Metropolitan Area Alumni Chapter. Following his time on Council as VPMD, he served briefly on the National Development Committee. In 2014, Patrick was elected to his fourth term on the National Council as Vice President of Philanthropy Development. Patrick was among the first members to join the Phi Sigma Pi Foundation upon its formation.

Patrick currently lives in New York City, New York with his husband, Jonah Nigh, an Honorary Brother of New York Metropolitan Area Alumni Chapter. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family & Social Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. Since 2015, he has been the Co-Director of the Introduction to Clinical Medicine program and Director of Operations for the R.L. Gottesman Clinical Skills Center.

National Involvement

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  • Invited Presenter, 1997 National Convention, "The ABC's of Alumni Communication"
  • Alumni Panelist, 2015 Philly Metro Regional Conference, "Work-Life Balance"
  • Alumni Convention 2005; 2012 (2)
  • National Convention 1993-1998; 2004-2016 (19)

Bigs and Littles


  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine,
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine
    • Co-Director for Introduction to Clinical Medicine program
    • Director of Operations for the Ruth L. Gottesman Clinical Skills Center

Academic Background

Vice President of Philanthropy Development
Preceded By
Kyle Williams, Gamma Delta
Succeeded By
Vice President of Membership Development
Preceded By
Brian Beedenbender, Beta Rho
Succeeded By
Natalie Swierzbin, Gamma Epsilon