Congratulations to Rita Tamayo, 2013 Simmons Scholar

The UNC Simmons Scholar Program announced in April that M&I Assistant Professor Rita Tamayo will receive one of their career development awards. Originally established in 1994 by Dean Michael Simmons, this program has many goals, including recruitment of talented and diverse faculty members as well as salary support for junior faculty who will serve as role models. The Simmons Scholar Program has been on hiatus since 2009 due to budgetary constraints, but it has now been revitalized with support from the new SoM Strategic Plan.