Leslie Gordon Simons has received a National Science Foundation grant, titled "Economic and Social Consequences of the Covid-19 Pandemic for Low Income, Late Middle-Aged African Americans." She's the PI on this important and timely $200K, one-year project, which will provide graduate-student support this coming AY. In addition, Leslie was recognized twice this academic year for teaching excellence. She was chosen for a First-Year Odyssey Teaching Award in the early fall and then a Franklin College General Sandy Beaver Teaching Professorship at the end of the fall term. She begins the two-year teaching professorship this August. Congratulations, Leslie, for your impressive research and teaching accomplishments!