1978 Graduate of the Woods receives Distinguished Alumna Award

May 3rd, 2014 | Betsy Wells

Cindy Hux Martin, 2014 Distinguished Alumna
President Dottie King presented Cindy Hux Martin with the Distinguished Alumna Award during the 175th SMWC Commencement ceremony.

Each year, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) honors one of its alumnae during commencement with the Distinguished Alumna Award. The award both honors the recipient and celebrates the prestige her accomplishments bring to the College. It is the highest honor the College bestows upon a graduate in recognition of her noteworthy achievements and valuable professional and personal contributions. During the SMWC commencement ceremony on Sat., May 3, the title of 2014 Distinguished Alumna was awarded to Cindy Hux Martin, 1978 graduate of The Woods.

Martin graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in accounting/secondary education. Joining her family business, Tri-Industries, Inc. straight out of college, Martin quickly became the chief administrative officer. She went on to become the chief financial officer and chief executive officer of many other family-owned businesses including Tri-Quality Mining and Martin Landscaping, Inc.

Passionate about entrepreneurship, she and a fellow Woods alumna together owned and operated Bunch of Ladies, a successful and unique gift and garden retail store. Currently, she is president and CEO of Hux Oil Corp., as well as the president and founding director of the Hux Family Charitable Trust.

As a vital part of the Terre Haute community, she holds director’s seats on the Union Hospital Board, the Union Hospital Foundation Board, and on the Bank of Lawrence County. Other civic leadership roles include Philanthropic Education Organization, Service League of Union Hospital, and 100+ Women Who Care.

She and her husband, Jim, have two daughters.

Always a supporter of The Woods, Martin served on the College’s Board of Trustess in various roles since 2006. Through excellence in her career and service to her community, she embodies the principles dear to SMWC.

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