Professor Omari Simmons inducted into MERIT Hall of Fame

Professor Omari Simmons was inducted into the MERIT Hall of Fame for his efforts advancing higher education opportunities. The ceremony was held at the Seaford Boys & Girls Club on Saturday, June 6 in Seaford, Delaware.

MERIT is a college access program targeting underrepresented minority students. Over a 40-year history, MERIT has over 300 college graduates among its alumni. Professor Simmons’ nonprofit, the Simmons Memorial Foundation, has partnered with MERIT for almost two decades. Delaware State Representative Harvey Kenton and MERIT Director John Hollis presented the awards.


Left to Right: Dr. Jason James; Professor Omari Simmons, DE State Representative Harvey Kenton


Left to Right: DE state representative Harvey Kenton; Professor Omari Simmons; Dr. Jason James; MERIT Director John Hollis

Left to Right:  Profesoor Omari Simmons and Dr. Jason James

Left to Right: Profesor Omari Simmons and Dr. Jason James