Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Congratulations to Ehiremen “Martins” Iyoha
International Honor Society Award Recipient
Ehiremen “Martins” Iyoha was recognized with the Distinguished Chapter Member Award during the 2013 Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Annual Convention held in San Jose, California, April 4 – 6. Martins is one of 30 students across the country to be honored. He also won the Distinguished Chapter Member Award during the Georgia Regional Phi Theta Kappa Convention earlier this year.
The Awards Committee had many accolades to draw upon in choosing Martins. As part of the national Community College Completion Corps (C4) initiative, he speaks to students enrolled in the college’s new student orientation course, Seminar in Personal and Academic Development, impressing upon them the importance in completing their degree. In addition to his leadership in the C4 project, Martins was Chair of Phi Theta Kappa’s 2012 Georgia Fall Regional Conference Service Project. He was instrumental in over 600 food items and over 300 children’s books being collected that benefitted families being serviced through the Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry and Homeless Organization, a local non-profit service organization.
Further, Martins has been a key Phi Theta Kappa member in forming collaborations with other campus-based clubs and organizations. He assisted in helping the Future Educators of America collect over 1,000 shoes for their “Soul Project,” which benefitted less fortunate individuals in Ghana. Martins is a Scholar in the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program. Martins has also become a leader among his peers and tutors other students in various subjects. He maintains a 4.00 grade point average.
Martins will be spending the summer at Hope College working with a researcher on cell signaling in developmental biology, having earned a highly competitive spot in their Summer Academic Research Program. This fall Martins will return to Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC) to continue his studies in the Biology Program of Study. His long term aspiration is to enter medical school and eventually become a Neurosurgeon.
Membership requirements in Phi Theta Kappa include: current enrollment at AMSC; exemption or exit from Learning Support classes; completion of at least 12 semester hours at AMSC; and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Phi Theta Kappa has more than 2 million members and 1,250 chapters located in all 50 States and various parts of the world. See www.ptk.org
for additional information.