Scholarship Appreciation Brunch

Linda K. Paresky '67 with 17 recipients of Kotzen Scholarship

On April 15, 2018, Simmons welcomed students, scholarship donors and members of the University's leadership team to campus for our annual Scholarship Appreciation Brunch. The celebratory event gave scholarship donors and students the opportunity to meet each other. Attendees heard student speakers describe the powerful impact scholarships are having on their lives.

The celebration, held in the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, focused on how Simmons is transforming the way students interact with the world and gain a global perspective on their lives and career aspirations. Dean for Student Life Susan Antonelli ’98 served as emcee for a program that featured remarks by President Helen Drinan ’75MS, ’78MBA, scholarship donor and Honorary Trustee Amy White ’81, senior vice president for institutional advancement, and more.

"The gift of education is a most powerful gift, and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to pursue this dream." 

-Faith Karahalios ’19, John V. and Pauline Toulopoulos Scholarship

Watch this video to hear students tell stories about how the generosity of donors has put a Simmons education within reach.

To learn more about the Scholarship Appreciation Brunch at Simmons, please contact Erika McMahon at 617-521-2388 or