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Simmons College Receives $1 Million Gift for Study Abroad Programs

BOSTON (October 10, 2007) — Simmons College has received a $1 million gift from an anonymous Simmons alumna and her husband to enhance students' study abroad opportunities.

In announcing the gift, Simmons College President Susan Scrimshaw cited the importance of study abroad as an "enriching, sometimes life-changing" experience, and lauded the couple's "uncommon commitment to the college and the students over the years."

The gift will be used to enhance a study abroad scholarship previously created by the couple, establish an endowed fund that will generate seed money for the creation of new, short-term study abroad courses, and help fund additional study abroad subsidies for students.

The Simmons Study Abroad Program offers a variety of study abroad experiences for students, including short-term, one-semester, and year-long courses around the world.

Simmons College is a nationally recognized, small private university in Boston with an undergraduate college for women and graduate programs for women and men in social work, health studies, library and information science, management, and liberal arts.