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Gwen Ifill – Simmons Gave me the Opportunity to Express Myself

April 30, 2012

Photo: Simmons College President Helen Drinan, right, meeting with Gwen Ifill

President Helen Drinan met with Simmons College alumna and Washington Week moderator Gwen Ifill April 25 in Washington, D.C. Drinan was in Washington as part of a year-long road show across the United States to promote the Making Education Work Campaign.

Ifill, who is a 1977 graduate of Simmons, was the Commencement speaker in 2009 and is currently managing editor and moderator of Washington Week, as well as senior correspondent for the PBS NewsHour. Ifill was recently featured in the SIMMONS magazine discussing how her Simmons education affected her career.

"Simmons gave me the opportunity to be a leader, to take charge and express myself," said Ifill. "I think it made me stronger and more certain of my ability to do whatever I put my mind to."

To read more of Ifill's comments, and comments by other Simmons alumnae, click here for the latest issue of the SIMMONS magazine.