H. Russell Martin, Jr. Award

The H. Russell Martin, Jr. Award for Outstanding Achievement in Economics will be given annually to an economics major at the Armstrong State University Awards Convocation. The recipient will be a rising senior who has demonstrated the potential to make important contributions in the area of applied economics or entrepreneurship and will be selected by a committee which includes one member of the Martin family. The award will include the student's name on a permanent plaque in the department, an individual certificate or plaque, and a cash award. The cash award will be determined by the interest on the endowment in any given year and can be used for student development, such as travel to professional meetings, workshops, publications, graduate school applications, and memberships.

Who was H. Russell Martin, Jr.?

H. Russell Martin, Jr. was a successful businessman and entrepreneur who died in 1995. His contributions included the renovation of a large number of commercial and residential buildings in the Savannah historic district. Although he studied engineering at Clemson and earned a degree in economics at Florida State, he always considered his early education at Armstrong among his most valuable experiences.