Seniors Share: My Simmons Moment

May 15, 2018

Graduating seniors share their Simmons moments!


MAKING A DIFFERENCE

While working on homework with one of the second graders at Education Sparks, the student put his pencil down, looked me in the eye and said, "I just really appreciate you being here to help me." It was so touching to see that this program is making a difference in that student's life, and I wouldn't have the opportunity to work with the program if it weren't for Simmons and the Scott/Ross Center. 

Courtney LeBlanc '18


BEING MYSELF

Last semester I received an email from admissions that said, “Kayla, it’s your time to shine. We need you to be Stormy again." I think this moment perfectly sums up my time here! This community has allowed me to be my goofy self while also respecting me as a person—as a result, I've never felt out of place at Simmons. 

Kayla Hummel '18


BECOMING A LEADER

Simmons has so many different types of opportunities for developing leadership. I always enjoy hearing about what my classmates are involved in because everyone is always doing something different. Many students have jobs on-campus or off-campus, they volunteer, they tutor, they study abroad, they plan events, they do research, they join clubs, they teach exercise classes, they give tours, they play sports, they do everything! Simmons is full of hard-working students and I love being a part of this unique community. 

Madeline Uretsky '18


BEING INVOLVED

Being an RA this year was my Simmons moment — it really allowed me to be more involved on campus, grow as a leader and also learn a lot about myself. I've met amazing people along the way! 

Christina Guerrier '18


LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

I was in Professor Saher Selod’s inequalities course when we were discussing gender and inequality. I said something completely wrong regarding gender identity and another student nicely corrected me. Circumstances like this happen very often, where everyone is learning from each other. I love that I’m able to feel comfortable enough in class to not be afraid of being wrong. I've learned a lot from the professors, but even more from the students.

- Tozoe Marton '18


INSPIRING EVENTS

I have two! My first was last spring when I planned and emceed the Leadership Recognition Ceremony for student leaders and groups on campus. It was truly amazing to be part of an event that celebrates individuals and groups on campus that are accomplishing incredible things. Being surrounded by so many inspiring and hardworking people was a great way to celebrate the end of my first year.  

My second was volunteering at the Simmons Leadership Conference. I was so proud to be part of this event and to represent Simmons. The people here are doing amazing things with a tremendous impact and this event is just one example of that! 

Molly McDonald '18


THE SIMMONS COMMUNITY

It's been a culmination of thoughts, realizations and appreciation for the Simmons community. I'm proud to be a part of this womens-centered institution that continues to encourage students to surpass any obstacles we might face. Overall, I think that my entire senior year is my "Simmons moment," which makes it that much harder to say goodbye.

Kaitlyn Lapeyre '18