The Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society has selected Marcus Shortes for membership in the local chapter at the University of Texas at Dallas.

A Waxahachie native, Shortes graduated from Waxahachie Preparatory Academy before enrolling at UT Dallas. He is majoring in biology and after graduating in December this year, plans to enroll in medical school. Marcus is the son of Marvin and Glynis Shortes.

Delta Epsilon Iota was established in order to recognize and encourage academic excellence in all fields of study. The organization rewards outstanding students through financial scholarship, provides leadership opportunities to its members, and promotes the principles of dedication, enthusiasm and initiative among students participating in higher education throughout the United States.

Students qualify on the basis of academic achievement. Prospective members must have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours at an accredited college or university, while maintaining a 3.30 cumulative grade point average or a scholastic ranking within the top 15 percent of their class.

Delta Epsilon Iota's membership is comprised of outstanding scholars attending many of the finest colleges and universities in the country. Organizational vision and cutting edge resources have made the society one of the leading academic development organizations, synonymous with leadership and excellence in academic life.