April 25, 2009 — Dr. Marcus Martin, associate vice president for diversity and equity at the University of Virginia, was selected as "Citizen of the Year" by the Third District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
The award recognizes fraternity members for their achievements and contributions to the community. The winner is chosen based on nominations from all chapters in the district. The award was presented April 18 at the group's annual meeting in Portsmouth, Va.
Omega Psi Phi derives its name from the initials of the Greek phrase meaning, "Friendship is essential to the soul." The organization's cardinal principles are manhood, scholarship, perseverance and uplift.