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Strong Stories: Fred Montgomery Martin, Jr.

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Fred Montgomery Martin, Jr.

When Fred “Monty” Martin came to Armstrong in 2011, it was his second take at college. This time, he was determined to succeed.

“When I graduated high school, my priorities were not based in education,” he reflects. “It wasn’t until I got out into the real world that I understood the value of a good education.”

At Armstrong, Monty excelled in the Rehabilitation Science program, graduating in 2015. However, he found an even greater purpose outside the university. He especially enjoys acting as a volunteer for Abilities Unlimited, a nonprofit organization in Savannah dedicated to serving citizens in the community with mental, physical and emotional disabilities.

“Through this volunteer work I have been able to combine my education at Armstrong with my passion for helping others,” he explains.

Moved by his work with Abilities Unlimited and other volunteer opportunities, Martin was motivated to continue his studies.

He recently started Armstrong’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

“My experience at Armstrong allowed me to find out what I am really capable of,” he says. “I’ve grown a lot as a person here and I will always be grateful for that opportunity.”