Nancy Sharon Martin has been a supporter of The Fund for American Studies since 2007. She first learned about TFAS one night while listening to TFAS Trustee Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard and FOX News on television discussing the need for more conservative journalists.
“His points were something I had never really thought about, in spite of knowing that most of the teaching at our colleges and universities has a liberal slant,” said Martin.
The Institute on Political Journalism (IPJ) was what initially attracted Martin and her husband Bobby Graham to TFAS, but after learning more about TFAS from its website and from a mailing, they discovered all the organization offers in Washington as well as abroad.
“TFAS is providing its interns opportunities they cannot get elsewhere,” said Martin.
It seems to me that what TFAS does, no matter what the program, is to educate the student. The end result of this is a better-informed student/citizen who has a greater chance of success and more to offer society.”
Martin resides in Jackson, Mississippi where she works as a psychiatrist. She has been a member of the Board of Trustees for Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi for the past five years, serving on the academic affairs and building committees. Prior to joining the board, she and Graham hosted parties at their home for prospective Mississippi College students in the area.
Martin enjoys keeping up with the news whether it is international, national or local. She does this through reading newspapers, watching cable news programs and listening to the radio on her commute to work. She is particularly interested in what is going on in Washington concerning health care.
Martin wishes TFAS another 44 more years!