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

1957

Catching Up

Simmons Roomates and Husbands on the Cape
Peg Russell

May 2, 2016: Barbara (Miller) Burns and Barbara (Linington) Hamlet, with their husbands, got together in August, 2015 at the Burns' lovely waterfront home in Falmouth (see picture). The two Barbaras roomed together in Arnold Hall, were in each other's weddings and have remained close friends all these years.

Note Submitted: February 29, 2016

Sandy Clunies & Ruth Finn
Sandy Clunies & Ruth Finn

July 30, 2016: Sandy and Ruth had a mini-reunion in June at the annual DAR Continental Congress in Washington, D.C. Ruth has volunteered at the Registration Desk for this event for years. Sandy keeps busy with her genealogy work and is enjoying life at her retirement community in nearby Gaithersburg, MD.

Note Submitted: July 30, 2016

1954

Professional News

Barbara Gill

July 6, 2016: Celebration planned for retired town archivist Barbara Gill http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20160512/celebration-planned-for-retired-town-archivist

Note Submitted: July 06, 2016

1953

In Memoriam

Rita Deutsch

Rita passed away on August 4, 2015, after battling Alzheimer's and lung cancer. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, actor, college professor, administrator and mentor at the University of Miami, ardent political activist, and an aerobics kick boxer to almost the end.

Note Submitted: September 09, 2015

1952

In Memoriam

Mary Wentworth

October 5, 2016 - Holyoke - Mary Elizabeth (Harrington) Wentworth, age 86, of Holyoke, died peacefully on Friday, September 23, 2016 at The Atrium in Agawam. She was born on January 5, 1930, daughter of the late Daniel J. Wentworth and Edith (Yonker) Harrington. Mary grew up in Holden, Mass, where she met and later married the love of her life David F. Wentworth. She earned a Bachelor's Degree from Simmons College in 1952. Mary was a lifelong member of the Roman Catholic Church and her faith was an integral part of her life. Mary opened "Dave's Girls" her first women's clothing store in 1968, which grew to four locations, and was eventually called "Mary Wentworth's". Mary was a member and past President of Quota Club and was awarded "Career Person of the Year" in 1994. She served on a number of local boards, including Sojourn Shelter and Services Inc. Mary ran fund raising events through hosting fashion shows which raised over $1 million for local hospitals, schools, churches, and charities.

Note Submitted: October 05, 2016

Catching Up

Charlotte Meyer

May 2, 2016: Charlotte Sampson Meyer took a trip in the spring of 2015 to Spain with a Historical Society. The emphasis was on visiting sites dating back to medieval Spain.

Note Submitted: February 23, 2016

Cynthia Johnson

May 2, 2016: Cynthia Hardy and husband Bob celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in August of 2015.

Note Submitted: February 23, 2016

Dorothea "Dotty" Doar

May 2, 2016:Block Island, RI was the location for a lovely early fall vacation for Dorothea "Dotty" Hesse Doar with college roommate Jane Echlin Kammerer. Dotty is looking forward to visiting Jane in Florida this winter.

Note Submitted: February 23, 2016

Eleanor Stanske

May 2, 2016: Eleanor Bayer Stanske has moved to a retirement community in Pleasanton, CA where her children and their families are close by. She is happily reading, doing needlepoint, going to lectures and trying all the local restaurants. (no email)

Note Submitted: February 23, 2016

Geraldine "Gerry" Elion

May 2, 2016: 

Geraldine "Gerry" Jamiolkowski Elion and husband Ron lead busy active lives with their musical and church communities. Gerry does outreach work with Waban Health.
Note Submitted: February 23, 2016