“I’m so proud of Simmons.”
Clotilde Zannetos ’58 is humble when it comes to applying the definition of “leader” to herself, despite holding a number of leadership positions at Simmons, Regis College, and in her community.
Since graduating, Zannetos has served on the undergraduate Dean’s Advisory Council, the Simmons Leadership Council and as a Simmons Class officer. She served on the MIT Corporation Development Committee (her late husband was an MIT professor), was a founding member of women in Development of Greater Boston and received the Simmons Alumnae Service Award in 2009.
Zannetos remains a Class Agent for the Class of 1958 and helped organize the 2013 Reunion activities for their Class alongside Sandy Dickerman ’58. Her efforts, and those of the entire Reunion Committee, paid off — 34 of Zannetos’ former classmates attended Reunion weekend, joining a crowd of more than 300 Simmons alumnae/i and helping to raise $902,886 for the College.
Unlike recent graduates, Zannetos and her classmates returned to a vastly different Simmons campus than the one they remember from the ’50s and ’60s. Formerly a parking lot, the ultra-modern School of Management represents the College’s continued growth as a leading institution for women leaders.
“I get goosebumps when I look around at all these buildings. I’m so proud of Simmons — they’ve worked so hard.”