Posted: June 8th, 2015 | By: Stacy Jones
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.