DALLAS, Texas – The National Football Foundation (NFF) today announced that it was honoring 15 faculty athletics representatives as a part of the 2012 NFF Faculty Salute Initiative. MIT's Faculty Athletics Representative, Hank Smith, is among the group of FARs from around the nation that the NFF is honoring for their contributions to collegiate athletics.
Smith, a Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT, was recognized by the NFF as one of the 15 FARs from the institutions that had a 2012 NFF Scholar-Athlete selected. Senior Ethan Peterson (Rutland, Vt.), was the Engineer selected for the award and was honored at the NFF's annual award banquet in New York earlier this month.
Started last year, the NFF Faculty Salute Initiative is an extension of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards Program that provides postgraduate scholarships for college football's elite student-athletes. As part of the initiative, each school with an NFF National Scholar-Athlete receives recognition for their faculty athletics representative, and a $5,000 donation per school to support their academic support services.