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

Pamela Roberts
Class of 1980 officers for 2015-2020
  • Co-Presidents: Heather Miller & Pam Roberts 
  • Co-Vice Presidents (Reunion Chairs):Joyce Elden & Joyce Lockwood Long 
  • Treasurer: Roberta Fine DiNitto 
  • Corresponding Secretary (Class Notes): Sarah Niedbala Chadwick
  • Co-Fundraising Chairs/Class Agents: Maria Yasi DiChiara, Helen Martocchio, Loreen Amara Romano 
  • Class Photographer: Sue Barrett 
  • Reunion Committee: Kate Worth Hoffman, Connie Scott 
Please visit the "Simmons College Class of 1980" Facebook page!

Note Submitted: July 15, 2015


Professional News

Jill Shuman

May 2, 2016: Jill was recently recognized by the American Medical Writers Association with its international award for outstanding achievement in teaching and mentoring. She will accept her award at the Assoc annual meeting in Denver in Oct, 2016.

Note Submitted: March 11, 2016

Millicent Gorham

May 2, 2016: Millicent was appointed to Pfizer, Inc. Multicultural Center of Excellence Advisory Council. Millicent vacationed in the United Arab Emirates in March 2016.

Note Submitted: March 29, 2016


Catching Up

Barbara Campbell Harvey

Submitted October 31, 2016: Many members of the Class of '75 attended the 2016 Reunion. On Sunday at the Jazz Breakfast, Leslie Morris ('75) received the Community Service Award for the "Women of the Dream" and Margaret DeVries Kane ('75) received the award for Alumnae Service Award. Plus Debbie Imershein's ('75) Aunt Norma received an award that day also and was pleased to be remembered by so many members of the Class of '75. http://www.simmons.edu/alumni-and-friends/connect/alumni-association-and-boards/alumnae-i-award-recipient-bios On Saturday, Barbara Campbell Harvey ('75) was elected to be the Treasurer of the Alumnae/i Association Executive Board.

Note Submitted: October 31, 2016


Catching Up

Kim Ryan

Submitted December 8, 2016: We moved from Boston to West Chester, PA to be near our daughter in law and grandchildren. Our oldest son Scott died of metastatic melanoma in December 2015 leaving his young wife, a 5 year old daughter and 1 year old son. Its' been a rough road. I would love to reconnect with anyone in the Philly/Baltimore/DC area.

Note Submitted: December 08, 2016


Catching Up


Submitted October 17, 2016: Enjoying retirement after a fulfilling career in financial services. John and I are fortunate to have two granddaughters ( ages 7 and 5) living nearby so we spend as much time as possible with them. Our 15 month old grandson is in Nevada so we see him less frequently but make good use of FaceTime to stay connected. We have been doing lots of traveling in the last few years and plan to continue our travel adventures as long as we have the stamina to enjoy it.

Note Submitted: October 17, 2016


Professional News

Judith Tavano
Judith Tavano

February 1, 2016: Judith Tavano of the University of Arkansas Global Campus was named the Human Resource Professional of the Year for 2015 by the Northwest Arkansas Human Resources Association.

Note Submitted: January 28, 2016

Wendy L MIller

October 5, 2016 - In 2016, Oxford University Press released Wendy Miller's book, Sky Above Clouds: Finding our way through creativity, aging and illness, written with her late husband Gene Cohen, a pioneering psychiatrist and researcher on creative aging. The book, both manual and memoir, shares a story from the intersection of medical science and life's meaning - of love and family, life and death, and the healing power of creativity through illness and adversity

Note Submitted: October 05, 2016


In Memoriam

Linda Carlin

Submitted June 21, 2017: Linda passed into the Lord’s loving embrace on May 29th, 2017. Born Linda Diane Teja, in the summer of 1948, in Putnam, Connecticut, Linda was raised by her loving parents Mary and Margus Teja, with her siblings Louise, Ted, and Elaine. In 1970 Linda obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Simmons College in Boston Massachusetts, and had since been an active member of their alumni association. After graduating college, Linda moved to California with her then husband, Steven Carlin. Here she birthed and raised her two elder sons, Peter and Dan Carlin. Later in life, Linda found great love in her partner of 25 years, Alex Maas. They settled in Ocean Beach where Linda had her third son, Erroll Maas. Linda became an active member of the Ocean Beach Community. Linda was always a woman of great generosity and compassion. All throughout her life, she shared her exuberant joy and love of life with those around her.

Note Submitted: June 21, 2017

Professional News

Ellen Ritz

May 2, 2016: Ellen Ritz's name was added to Town of North Hempstead Women’s Roll of Honor: http://www.theislandnow.com/williston_park/news/ellen-ritz-named-to-women-s-roll-of-honor/article_2f825e16-f1d3-11e5-af35-f3a94acd1060.html#user-comment-area

Note Submitted: July 27, 2016