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

1996

In Memoriam

Erica

Erica Witherell passed away on September 28th, 2017. Erica attended Simmons from 1993 to 1995, and studied Graphic Design. I'll always cherish the memories of our time at Simmons together. (Jennifer Witherell, class of 95)

Obituary
Note Submitted: November 28, 2017

Professional News

Donna Boynton
After an 18-year career in in print journalism, I decided to switch careers and now work for a non-profit community hospital as the Public Relations/Community Education Coordinator. My primary responsibility is to not only write about and the great things happening at this community medical center for internal and external publications, but to help those living in our 20-plus town service areas stay healthy by creating wellness classes, lecture series and educational programming for all ages. There was a time when I couldn't have imagined myself being anything but an ink-stained, notebook-toting scribe, but I am fortunate to have found a new and rewarding career!
Note Submitted: June 22, 2017

1994

Professional News

portrait of woman
Joanne Markow
Joanne Markow was invited to join the Forbes Coaches Council based on her thought leadership, experience in global business and career coaching impact. She is a partner and cofounder at GreenMason, a Cambridge, MA startup whose interactive tools help job seekers build their brand, tell their story and find their fit naturally. GreenMason company site
Note Submitted: December 09, 2017

black and white portrait of a woman
Joanne Markow

Submitted December 26, 2016: Joanne Markow '94 has cofounded GreenMason, a career builder company (visit greenmason.org) that creates interactive career products and jobfit programs to help people learn how to build fulfilling careers, strengthen their brand & tell their story. With products like StoryMason (named Amazon.com's #1 new release in Dec 2016 for professional teaching resources) anyone can master interviewing with poise & passion. Over the past 22 years, Joanne has enjoyed mixing creativity, education, technology and international business in changing times to develop better positioning, growth, performance and brands for individuals and organizations. Her success in running global operations resulted from finding and motivating top talent. As a certified career coach and Senior Director at Hult International Business School, Joanne recognized the need to introduce new approaches, curriculum, and tools for U.S. and international students who want to work here or abroad.

Note Submitted: December 26, 2016

1992

Professional News

Jill Harmacinski Beaulieu

Submitted February 27, 2017 - Jill Harmacinski Beaulieu, '92, was named 2016 Reporter of the Year for the North of Boston Media Group. Additionally, she was also a team contributor to a 2016 first place New England Newspaper and Press Association Award for continued coverage of the heroin and opioid epidemic. A working mom, she is a staff reporter at the Eagle-Tribune in North Andover and predominantly covers crime and the court system.

Note Submitted: February 27, 2017

1991

Catching Up

Julie Neubauer

May 24, 2016: I am working as a volunteer at Grey2kUSA.org in Arlington, the largest greyhound dog protection organization in the world. I am also a volunteer member of the Board of Directors at OpenTable.org, which offers a weekly community supper and food pantry program in the Concord area.

Note Submitted: May 24, 2016

1988

Professional News

Marjorie Thompson book cover showing a woman in a yellow dress with black birds flying around her
Marjorie Thomsen

Submitted December 5, 2016: Wanted to share news of my recently published book of poetry, “Pretty Things Please” published by Turning Point, 2016. I was also recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Note Submitted: December 05, 2016

1987

Catching Up

Nancy Hammers

Submitted May 18, 2017: Moved with my family from Reno, NV to Sacramento, CA to take on a new role with Raley's, regional grocery chain. I'm head of Compensation and HR Support Operations. Can't make it to 20 yr reunion this year - but I'll see you at the 25th! Have a great reunion.

Note Submitted: May 18, 2017

1986

Professional News

Barbara Wallace

February 1, 2016: So excited to say that February will mark the publication of my 15th romance novel with Harlequin Romance. It's my 19th published novel since 2000. In November, 2015 I was also elected to the Romance Writers of America's Board of Directors as a Director of Large.

Note Submitted: January 16, 2016

Catching Up

Simmons College Reunion 2016
Linda Rossetti

June 9, 2016: Our class attended the Reunion in full force! Great to see those who could make it. I also had the pleasure of hosting a Reunion event, a discussion about my new book, Women & Transition: Reinventing Work and Life. Grads from 1946 to 2006 attended the talk! Thanks to all who joined us.

Note Submitted: June 09, 2016