Patrick Hall and Scott Sims share this year’s Director’s Prize as the top graduates in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2012. Hall and Sims receive the prize in recognition by their peers of their superior performance throughout the 10-month program. Commenting on the winners, the Institute’s director, Michael Rappa, stated “Patrick and Scott are two individuals with exceptional leadership qualities who earned high praise from their peers throughout the program from beginning to end. They are admired for their dedication, hard work, and optimism in the relentless pursuit of excellence.” Hall is a 2004 graduate in mathematics from UNC-Chapel Hill. Sims is a 2011 summa cum laude graduate in mathematics from NC State. Both have accepted positions with SAS upon graduation.