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November 2012 Archives


Dotson Bridge and Mentoring Program Contributes to Nursing Success

The Dotson Bridge and Mentoring Program was started in 2008 with a $2 million gift from Phyllis Nickerson Dotson '62, and her husband, George S. Dotson. This year, their additional $2 million pledge will continue the impact of the program. The program provides mentoring and support to multicultural students studying nursing. The NCLEX-RN licensing exam pass rate among program-eligible students has increased to 94 percent since the program's inception.

An Interview with Mary Dutkiewicz, Associate Dean of Administration and SOM Academic Programs
School of Management (SOM) Associate Dean Mary Dutkiewicz advises many students in the management, finance, marketing and retail management majors. She also advises students interested in accelerating from a bachelor of arts (in any major) to the MBA program at Simmons.

Learn more about the accelerated BA to MBA option »

"Mary D" as she is known throughout the Simmons community, has been at the School of Management for over ten years working with both undergraduates and MBA students, and during this time, has been instrumental in helping to further the SOM's unique mission of educating women for power and leadership.