Aidan Herrera '19 Named a Dean's Fellow at Creighton University
Aidan Herrera '19 Named a Dean's Fellow at Creighton University

Serra senior Aidan Herrera '19 has been selected as one of just 40 incoming freshmen at Creighton University to be named a Dean's Fellow. The Dean's Fellows Program is a leadership development track which includes a selective admissions process. Prospective students must interview with the Creighton College of Arts & Sciences Dean before being selected. Creighton describes its Dean's Fellows as "passionate and engaged servant-leaders in the Creighton campus community."

Herrera, a St. Robert's graduate, is an excellent student who plans to study medical anthropology as an undergrad with the goal of becoming a pediatrician. His inspiration to pursue this major began in his AP biology class that he took with Dr. Tara Mann. His units on diseases such as sickle cell anemia and malaria proved both interesting and challenging to Aidan, prompting him to declare a medical anthropology major before applying to medical school.

Herrera has also been an integral member of Tri-School Productions over the past four years, working on stage crew for all eight shows and serving as stage manager since his sophomore year. He provided deft expertise on the sound and light boards throughout daily show rehearsals and performances. His proficiency and interest in electronics served to propel him to the role of president of the Audio/Visual Club, where he serves Serra as an on-site sound and technology expert during myriad school rallies, Masses and events. Herrera is an International Student Program mentor and has already been tapped to become the assistant program director for this summer's Serra Theatre Camp.

Beyond his work in the classroom and behind the scenes of Tri-School Productions, where he spent between 20 and 40 hours per week, Herrera also ran cross country for four years and was awarded with the Olcese Award for outstanding service to the Executive Council. We are proud of Herrera's accomplishments at Serra and we are grateful for his service to our school. We wish him well at Creighton University next year.