About Us

Our Mission

The Center for Global Education, or CGE, strives to cultivate and grow the intercultural competency of the Simmons community. Through the CGE's rich portfolio of international learning opportunities, students will develop the necessary cross-cultural and leadership skills essential to succeed in an increasingly interconnected world. The Center is responsible for managing international student services as well as all education abroad programming, including direct exchange partnerships and faculty-led Travel Courses. The CGE is a vital component to the internationalization of campus and, in building global leaders, continues to fulfill the legacy established by founder John Simmons.

Mary M. Pyne, M.A.

Mary M. Struzska-Tyamayev, M.A.

Mary Pyne is the Director of the Center for Global Education at Simmons University. In her role, she develops new education abroad and international student services programming, while advising both international and study abroad students.

Mary has lived, worked and studied in Ukraine, Argentina, and Ireland. She holds an M.A. in International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations from Lesley University, as well as a dual B.A in International Studies in Politics and Policy in the Global Economy, and Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies, with a Certificate in European Studies from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.