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Patrick D. Herron
Name Patrick D. Herron
Chapter Alpha Epsilon
West Chester University
Date Inducted 1993
Roll Number
Alumni Chapter/Assoc
Honorary Member
Birthdate April 26, 1974
Awards DSK, Wood Scholarship, CSK (AE)

Patrick Herron (born 26 April 1974) is an Alumnus of the Alpha Epsilon Chapter at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and former Vice President of Membership Development. Patrick is the 2012 recipient of the Rolla F. Wood Graduate Scholarship and was also awarded a Distinguished Service Key in 2012.

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 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; 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 Outsanding 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 and final term in 2010. Patrick is also a member of the National Development Committee, New York Metropolitan Area Alumni Chapter and the Phi Sigma Pi Foundation.

National Involvement

Bigs and Littles


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

Academic Background


Cohen, MJM., Jasser, SJ, Herron, PD, Margolis, C, "Ethical Perspectives: Opioid treatment of chronic pain in the context of addiction," Clinical Journal of Pain 18:4 (Suppl.) S99-107, 2002

Herron, PD High School Bioethics Project - Clinical Briefs, Center for Bioethics and Department of Medical Ethics, University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine (2003).

Lane, JL, Jerpbak, CM, Herron, PD, Rattner, SR, “Beginning at the End.” Academic Medicine 2004; 79:S67-69

Lane, JL, Jerpbak, CM, Herron, PD: "An Innovative First Year Communication Curriculum: Developing Skills, Identifying and Remediating Deficits Early in Medical Education,” 2005 Pediatric Academic Societies’ Meeting, Washington D.C., May 15, 2005

Herron, PD Essentials - AFA Newsletter, "Promoting Alumni Volunteerism" July 2008

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