"Students are interested in world politics more than ever, and I enjoy teaching and preparing them as a 'political junkie' myself."
Marie Gay '09
"I am the first in my family to graduate from college, and I look forward to fulfilling my passion of working with disadvantaged youth.... Wherever my path may lead upon graduation, one thing is for certain: I'm grateful for Simmons for giving me the opportunity to learn, achieve and lead."
"We have a responsibility to demonstrate to our students and athletes the importance of getting involved in the community and how the action of one person can lead to change."
Women's Basketball Coach Tony Price understands the value of teamwork and setting a good example. That's why he developed the idea of "Passionate Purple" week, a fundraiser for the Lupus Foundation of America.
"It's been exciting for me to be able to contribute to the 'greening' of Simmons and I look forward to working more with students on various green chemistry projects."
Club Develops Financial Savvy
Seniors Golda Ofori, Nancy Fernandes, and Morgan Guerin love Krispy Kreme doughnuts, but it's not because of their delectable taste. As members of the Margaret Yates Gerwin '62 Investments Club, the young women have purchased stock in the pastry company, and their hard work is paying off with rising stock prices.
The Experience of a Lifetime
For the past 14 years, Professor David Gullete has worked with others in his hometown of Newton, MA on a Sister City Project with San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Davis and his wife Margaret travel to Nicaragua every January to renew old friendships and begin school construction projects financed by the project members in Newton. Connecting Simmons students with public health colleagues in San Juan was a natural. Their mission was to spend two weeks volunteering in public health clinics and immersing themselves in the life of a vibrant, struggling community.
An Alternative to a Week in the Sun
While it may sound like a week-long party in Seattle grooving to the sounds of Nirvana and Pearl Jam, Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is something quite different, offering college students the opportunity to spend their break helping others.
After five gainfully employed years in Boston, Rebecca Bennett '95 traded in her business cards for backpack and spent nine months traveling independently in Asia with Karen Boss '95.
Technology is for Girls
Amy Turcotte '02 says technology isn't just for buttoned-down nerds or the Bill Gateses of the world. Technology is not a scary abyss of abstract formulas and boring software coding. Rather, Turcotte thinks of technology as something flashy, and even fun.
The chemistry and physics departments are the proud owners of some new, state-of-the-art equipment that may one day change the way we watch TV or use a computer. The new mass spectrometer and atomic force microscope — funded by the National Science Foundation and the George I. Alden Trust, respectively — will allow students and faculty to study molecules in close detail.
Soaking Up the Art World in NYC
For many art students and job seekers, New York may seem overpowering — simultaneously daunting and alluring. Through Simmons's first New York Institute, 12 students were given the opportunity to explore the city and experience its cultural facets through an exhilarating but focused program.
Student Artwork Gains Attention
As far as Tana Ford '02 was concerned, it was just another assignment for an English class she took last fall. But the pen and ink drawings Ford created to illustrate Philip Pullman's book, The Golden Compass, have evoked quite a buzz from her classmates, her professor, and even the author himself.