Undergraduate Notes

Find out what fellow classmates are doing, and share your own news. Notes received online will be posted in the appropriate class years. Photos of alumnae/i are also welcome; please be sure to include the names of all alumnae/i in the photo along with class years.

Undergraduate Years


Catching Up

Emma Therrien
Emma will begin her second year of law school in the fall. She lives in Portland, Oregon. She is writing to thank everyone who reached out to her at the passing of her uncle, Henry Halko, Professor Emeritus of History at Simmons College.
Note Submitted: May 31, 2018


Professional News

Picture of Krina Patel in graduation regalia
Krina Patel
After completing a B.S in Biology at Simmons College, Krina received her M.D. at Oakland University William Beaumont in Michigan. She is now a resident physician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in new Hampshire.
Note Submitted: June 29, 2018


Professional News

Edith Valeri

Submitted December 12, 2016: Edith Valeri is the Sr. Director of Grants Finance at United Way Mass Bay and Merrimack Valley. Edith earned an BA in Economics from Simmons and went on to receive an MBA at SNHU and then an MSA at SNHU.

Note Submitted: December 02, 2016

Sarah Lucas

Submitted September 13, 2016: After receiving her MBA from Sacred Heart University in June 2015, Sarah Lucas started working at Trinity College as the Assistant Director of Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership. Sarah is now entering her second year in this position and is excited to continue her work with the student leaders of Trinity.

Note Submitted: September 13, 2016



Diana Papalilo

Submitted April 18, 2017: Diana got Married 4/30/16 at the Chatham Bars Inn to Nicholas Papalilo. Many of her Simmons alumni from undergrad and graduate school at Simmons were in attendance.

Note Submitted: April 18, 2017



photo of bride with bridal party at wedding with a simmons college sign
Allison Meila
Allison Hoffman got married May 20, 2017 to Michael Meila at McLoone's Pier House in Long Branch, New Jersey. A number of close friends from her Simmons family were in attendance.
Note Submitted: July 08, 2017

Kenyora Lenair Parham
Kenyora Lenair Parham
On September 30, 2017, I married my love, Franklin Denard Parham at the Cambridge Boat Club, in Cambridge, MA. It was a magical night celebrated with close family and friends. Several highlights include my maid of honor, Natori Arrindell, '10, who I've been attached to the hip since our summer before our first-year at Simmons and my dear friend and phenomenal wedding photographer, Tatiana Johnson, '12. I was surrounded by so much love from several of my close Simmons Sisters, who over the years, have been nothing short of loving, supportive, and uplifting over the years. And for that I am forever grateful to Simmons to bringing us altogether.
Note Submitted: October 06, 2017

Professional News

Tranquilo Mat Gersinssmaller
Melissa Gersin
While working as a maternity nurse in a Boston hospital, Melissa Gersin came up with an idea for a portable mat to soothe crying babies. After several years of hard work, she has finally launched her idea - the Tranquilo Mat - to the world. Check out her website to learn more about this unique product that mimics the sounds and motions of the womb:www.tranquilomat.com
Note Submitted: January 07, 2016

Rotana Tarabzouni
I am living in LA as a singer and songwriter and the BBC just featured me as one of their 100 Women of 2015! I'm currently running a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the recording and production of my first EP. Visit here to check it out: http://igg.me/at/rotana
Note Submitted: March 03, 2016


Professional News

Potty Training 3 Days
Brandi Brucks

Submitted November 4, 2016: I recently had the wonderful opportunity to work with Callisto Media and write my first book... a potty training book! I had always had grandeur dreams of writing a book one day, and although I didn't except it to be about poop and pee, I am thrilled nonetheless. If you are thinking of potty training your child soon, you will definitely want to read my book first! Find it here: http://amzn.to/2eE0uI5

Note Submitted: November 04, 2016