Graduate Notes

Find out what fellow classmates are doing, and share your own news. Notes received online will be posted in the appropriate class years. Alumnae/i photos also are welcome (for theSimmons magazine); be sure to include the names of all alumnae/i in the photo and class years. 

Graduate Programs

Business & Management

Professional News

Susan Grealy

Susan Grealy is COO of Pinck & Co. Pinck & Co. was recognized this month as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. on the business publication’s annual Inc. 5000 list. The September issue characterizes those on the 2016 list as “the superheroes of the U.S. economy.” Says Jennifer Pinck, founder and owner of Pinck & Co. “We are thrilled that Inc. has chosen to acknowledge what our team has accomplished, as well as our dedication to providing our clients with top services, through this recognition as one of America’s fastest growing private companies.” Recognized nationally as a Top 100 Inner City company by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, and as one of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by the Boston Globe last year, Pinck and Company was ranked 3,672 on the annual Inc. 5000 list.

Note Submitted: October 31, 2016

Yvonne Macrae

Just graduated (5/21/16) with a PhD in Educational Studies/Adult Learning from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. My dissertation title is: "Navigating the New American Classroom: How Adjunct Faculty Empower Themselves to Reach Out to the New Diverse Population of Students".  I am especially interested in this topic because I teach management courses as an adjunct faculty member.

Note Submitted: May 29, 2016

Catching Up

Barbara Dummermuth

I graduated from Simmons School of Management in 2001. Last year, July 30, 2015, I opened up the first Swiss Healing Center, called Laughing Buddha Boston in Boston at the waterfront offering holistic healthcare services such as Japanese & Chinese Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, non-factorystyle like yoga classes, Reiki, workshops and specialized courses to empower, inspire and educate. Please visit us to find out more at We are very happy to welcome you in our space.

Note Submitted: October 09, 2016


Professional News

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Amy Poeppel

After working as a high school English teacher and raising three boys, I have turned to fiction writing! My first novel, SMALL ADMISSIONS, will be out this December thanks to Emily Bestler Books/Simon&Schuster. The book takes a humorous look at the occasionally absurd culture of private school admissions in New York City. For more information:

Note Submitted: August 11, 2016

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Angela Jamal
New Book: Exploring Spirituality and Mindfulness for Teens and Young Adults in a secular way. Introducing teachers/teens and young adults to Spirituality/Mindfulness in Education
Note Submitted: March 12, 2018

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Angela Jamal
This Simmons alumni finished her degree introducing spirituality and mindfulness in education as part of the M.Ed Teacher Leadership Graduate Program (2000) She has published 2 books: "The Spiritual Teen: Awakening to the Real You (2016) "The Mindful Teacher Handbook: A Curriculum of Love and Lessons to inspire ( April 2018) Introducing teachers/teens and young adults to Spirituality/Mindfulness in Education
Note Submitted: March 12, 2018

Children's Literature

Professional News

Anna Staniszewski

Anna Staniszewski’s ’06GS novel for young readers, Once Upon a Cruise, was published by Scholastic on September 27, 2016.

Note Submitted: October 04, 2016

Elizabeth Stockwood
Elizabeth Stockwood received a M.S.L.A. (Super Librarian) award at the annual MSLA 2018 Conference, March 25-26 in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Note Submitted: March 29, 2018

Emily Feinberg
Roaring Brook Press editor Emily Feinberg, who graduated in 2011, edited the Caldecott Honor book Big Cat, Little Cat. ALA's Youth Media Awards
Note Submitted: February 28, 2018

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Jackie C Horne

While I earned my degree from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature, and continue to research and publish academic papers on the history of children's literature, I've recently turned my hand to writing historical romance novels. The third book in my THE PENNINGTONS series, A LADY WITHOUT A LORD, was published this Valentine's Day!

Note Submitted: February 14, 2017