2018 PDSA Recipient - Maryah Martin

Maryah Martin

Maryah Martin

Middletown, Ohio | Criminal Justice Major

One nominator wrote that Maryah has touched many lives in her time as a student. As president of Circle K, Maryah organized Bookfest, organizing the donation and purchase of over 8,500 books to promote literacy in over 1,500 community members – making Bookfest the single largest event ever hosted on our Middletown campus. One nominator wrote that

In her work with SERVE, which stands for Students Engaging in Real Volunteer Efforts, Maryah was the only student on a committee of faculty and administrators that coordinated the Share the Love event. One year, this event raised money to benefit Syrian refugees and raise awareness of the heroin epidemic and another year the event supported local and international initiatives to reduce infant mortality.  One nominator wrote that these two events were a smashing success that could not have happened without Maryah.

Maryah has also represented Miami Regionals as a member of the volleyball team, the basketball team, and the softball team. She has also served as an orientation leader, a student government senator, and vice president of the Model United Nations. Since graduating in December, Maryah continued to represent Miami well as a regional admissions counselor.