Celebrating Founder's Day: 5 Simmons Fun Facts

October 30, 2014

John Simmons

Happy Birthday, John Simmons! There are tons of great things about Simmons -- but did you know these 5 fun facts?

  • We have a ship named after us! The S.S. Simmons Victory ship was launched on April 6th, 1945.
  • May Day, our oldest tradition began in 1912 (Basically forever ago)
  • Our mascot is Stormy the Shark!
  • In all, there are 70,000 Simmons alumnae/i. What a network!
  • In 2009, we went green! Simmons College was recognized with Gold LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for its new School of Management and Academic Building.