History/African American Studies Major to Give Commencement Speech

Martez Files, the undergraduate speaker for the Fall 2014 morning commencement ceremony, is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and a Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Studies.
Martez Files, the undergraduate speaker for the Fall 2014 morning commencement ceremony, is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and a Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Studies.

Martez FilesFiles has served as a teacher aide and mentor to students at the Hayes K-8 School in Birmingham, where he provides homework assistance, helps with literacy instruction, facilitates activities and assists with communication of learning objectives. He has been an active student leader in campus organizations, including as president of the African American Studies Organization, co-director of Conversation Think and a member of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, as well as a strong volunteer for outside organizations.

After graduation, Files plans to pursue a Master of Arts degree in education.

Congratulations to Martez!

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