2003 Honorary Alumni Award

Mark Martin

As a member of the Macomb community, Martin is active in such activities as the Macomb Balloon Rally, the Knights of Columbus, the Western Athletic Club and Western’s Purple and Gold Committee, where he also served as co-chair for the past two years. Martin has served as the Macomb Little League’s and Macomb High School Sports’ Two-Liter Drive sponsor. In addition he served as a co-sponsor of Western’s Alumni Association’s American Pride Cookout and Flood, Sweat and Tears Cookout. In 2003 Martin was named Macomb "Citizen of the Year."

"Mark Martin is a “go-to’ guy. He’s a firm believer that it’s more blessed to give than to receive," said Gordy Taylor, associate vice president for alumni programs. "When the Alumni Association sponsored the “Flood, Sweat and Tears” fundraiser in 1993 to help with flood relief, Mark was the first in line to help; and again in 2001 he was there to lend a hand when we sponsored a benefit to assist the victims of the 9/11 disaster. That’s just the kind of guy Mark is a genuine community activist. I'm honored to present this year's award to Mark Martin."