Simmons Speaks: Celebrating Founder's Day
Every October 30th, we celebrate the birth of the College's founder, John Simmons. He was an innovative businessman who made his fortune in the mid-1800s by inventing ready-to-wear suits in standard sizes. Decades before women were allowed to vote, Simmons had another revolutionary idea: that women should receive a college education in preparation for a life of independence and purpose. His will established Simmons College, setting the stage for generations of learning and empowerment. As we honor Simmons's legacy, see what our community has to say about the transformative power of the education he made possible.