The Martin Institute (and by extension, Boyd and Grace themselves) has benefitted from the support of a truly outstanding group of people contributing their time and effort in a variety of roles, all to help craft the Institute and/or further the “Martin vision” of a just, peaceful, better world. We are grateful to all of them. In this section of the website we recognize people who served on either the Supervisory Committee or Advisory Board of the Institute, and who were inducted into the UI Alumni Hall of Fame and/or received an Honorary Degree from UI as well as principal donors to the Institute.
The alumni hall of fame award was created in 1962 and recognizes alumni who have achieved national or international distinction by their accomplishments and leadership. Consideration will be given for: distinction in career accomplishments; leadership within career organizations; voluntary leadership efforts in charitable causes; leadership efforts which have improved the cultural, social, political or economic well-being of society; prior recognition and honors; and artistic, innovative or technical accomplishments.
The University of Idaho awards degrees honoris causa (i.e., for the purpose of honoring) to honor outstanding persons. Honorary degrees may be awarded to a person deserving of honor by virtue of scholarly distinction, noteworthy public service resulting in significant contributions to the University of Idaho, the State of Idaho, the Nation or the world. In the selection of candidates for honorary degrees, preference is given to those who are Idaho residents or University of Idaho graduates, the University is pleased to honor persons who have made significant contributions to national and international scholarship or public service that advance the principles of academic excellence and public education upon which the University of Idaho was founded.
Boyd and Grace Martin were thrilled that other people joined them in giving generously of their finances to help fund the growth of the Martin Institute and promotion of its vision. Friends, former students, and colleagues all found themselves sharing in the Martin’s vision.