After graduating from Flint Central High School, Aaron Martin-Green knew he wanted to take the next step in his education, but wasn’t sure where that path would lead him.
He first attended the University of Michigan-Flint, but after speaking with a Central Michigan University recruiter, saw opportunity in Mount Pleasant, especially with the communication program.
“The department, from the dean of the department to a new professor, everyone is accessible and easy to talk to,” he said.
After transferring to CMU, he said he felt at home.
“I loved the campus and the look of campus itself,” he said.
He immersed himself into the university community, becoming involved with his residence hall, the LeaderShape Institute, student groups and joined the CMU Cheer team.
“It was something I felt was challenging for me, and I met it head on. I’m doing something that most people think is impossible,” Aaron said. “It’s been a life-changing experience for me.”
Aaron earned his undergraduate degree in communication, and because of the university’s academics and support, is now earning his master’s degree in leadership from CMU.
“Through all the hardships I’ve experienced, CMU has given me that sense of relentlessness and perseverance. If I want something, I’m not going to sit back and wait for it. I’m going to go out and get it,” he said. “I want to be the living testimony of ‘you can do it.’”
Aaron taught a communication class in Upward Bound
He was multicultural advisor for Barnes Hall
Aaron was vice president of Collective Action for Cultural Unity