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June 2016 Martin Memo

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Interested in knowing some of the exciting things that are taking place at Martin?  If your answer is yes, then check out the June 2016 edition of the Martin Memo.  Simply click on the link below.

Martin Memo, June 2016



2016 Commencement Ceremony

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On Saturday, May 14, 2016, Martin University held its 47th Commencement Ceremony.  The ceremony honored the achievements of its 42 Baccalaureate Degree recipients and 13 Master's Degree recipients.

The University also presented two honorary doctorate degrees to individuals who have accomplished great milestones and served the community.  Mr. Nathaniel Jones, Superintedent of the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.  Mr. Hallie Bryant, former Harlem Globetrotter, received an Honorary Doctorate of International Relations.  Both provided the Class of 2016 words of encouragement.

If you missed the Commencement Ceremony or would like to see it again, click here to view it in its entirety.




Martin University Announces New School of Education and Martindale Brightwood Education Zone

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Martin University 2016 Summer Scholarships

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Because of the generous support of the Nicholas H. Noyes Jr. Memorial Foundation, Independent Colleges of Indiana, USA Funds, and the supporters of "All In For Martin", twenty-seven 2016 Summer Scholarships were awarded, totalling $48,666. 

Martin University congratulates each of the scholarship recipients and wishes each of them success as they pursue their academic goals.

Asha Adams

Barbara Allen

Elora Andrews

Anthony Baker

Krystal Brown

Clinton Dodd

Sharon Dunson

Daz-Jah Farris

Donte Ford

Mary Granger

Cathy Harris

Loraine Hill

Victoria Jones

Patrick King

Roxanne Kirby

Dwight McGill

Tobias Mills

Felix Reneteria

Joy Richards

Catrina Rush

Erica Upshaw

Angela Watkins

John Williams

Tonya Williams

Misty Wilson

Trayshawn Wilson



2016 Martin University Founders Day Luncheon

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Jennifer McCloud
Martin University                                                                                 
(317) 822-3489                                                                                     



March 29, 2016



Three Servant Leaders to be Honored

INDIANAPOLIS – Martin University will hold its Founders Day Luncheon to celebrate “39 Years of Service” on Thursday, April 14, at 11:30 a.m. in Martin’s Gathertorium at 2171 Avondale Place in Indianapolis. 
The year’s luncheon celebration will honor “Those Who Have Served Well” and recognize three outstanding Servant Leaders who have demonstrated selflessness in an effort to see others change, achieve and grow.  These persons continue to help the University move forward with tremendous individual commitments.  This year’s honorees are:
·         Ms. Clara M. Webb - mentor and pillar of Brightwood Community for 90 plus years; World War II WAC (Women’s Army Corp) veteran; and author of the book “Yes Lord” which chronicles the history of the 28th Street Church of God In Christ.
·         Rev. Fitzhugh Lyons - pastor of Galilee Missionary Baptist church for 35 years.
·         Mr. Olgen Williams – former Deputy Mayor in charge of neighborhoods for former Mayor Ballard and former Director of Christamore House.
“We are grateful for the occasion to express our gratitude to these three special people,” said Martin President Dr. Eugene White. “Additionally, the University will induct the second class into the Fr. Boniface Hardin Society.”
For more information about the luncheon, call Jennifer McCloud at 317-822-3489 or go online at    


Black Next Group in Association with MU Alumni Present Cultural Fest

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{INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 29, 2016} The Martin University Alumni Association, invites teh community to participate in the Associations "Black is Still Beautiful" fashion show.  This charity event will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 pm, in the Martin University, Fr. Boniface Hardin Gathertorium.

Promoting the festival will be BlackNext,, a culturally conscience orgranization that will bring together a variety of artists in the areas of music, dance, visual arts and fashion.  BlackNext's mission is to encourage the arts for the next generation of creators.  This creative organization will showcase some of Indy's Next generation of young African American talent.

BlackNext decided that its first organizational activity would be to give back right away, helping Martin University in its efforts to raise money for its 2016 "All In For Martin" fundraising campaign.

Tickets are on sale online at  Adult tickets are $15 and student tickets are $7.  Tickets are also available for purchase at the Martin University Bookstore.  Tickets will be available at the door, $20 for adults and $10 for students.

For additional information, contact Micheal Bryant, MU Alumni Association President, at

We hope to see you there.



Celebrating Black History Month "Your Life Matters"

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Martin University will celebrate Black History Month "Your Life Matters" featuring guest speaker Dr. Michael Twyman, Executive Director of YLM, Indiana Black Expo  on Thursday, February 25, 2016.  Dr. Twyman will share insight and bring awareness to the challenges affecting the urban community and the efforts underway to save lives and change the culture.

Martin students are invited to participate by attending the event and participating in the Black History Month Essay Contest.  Winners will be announced and receive cash awards during the program.  Prizes will go to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place essay winners.  Click here to view or download the essay requirements.

Other events taking place during Black History Month include:

Martin Luther King, Jr. "Kingian" Workshop hosted by Professor Derek King, Tuesday, February 23rd at 5:30pm

International Day hosted by Dr. Laila Ayoubi, Dr. Miltina Gavia, and Professor John Musiine, Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:00pm


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