School of Social Work Alumnae/i


Ever since Simmons opened the first school of social work in the United States in 1904, we have been pioneers in the field.

Today, students, faculty, and alumni are as devoted as ever to empowering society's most vulnerable members, promoting social justice, and protecting the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

To prepare for another century of service and leadership in the field of social work, SSW is focused on further strengthening our innovative programs, and making sure our extraordinary faculty has the resources needed to excel in teaching, research, and professional practice.

Simmons is determined to do more to help put our distinctive programs within the reach of the women and men who want to launch or enhance their social work careers.

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School of Social Work Alumnae/i in the News

A side-by-side image of Ann Batchelder and the book cover for her book Craving Spring

Alumna Ann Batchelder is the author of Craving Spring: A mother’s quest, a daughter’s depression, and the Greek myth that brought them together (Legacy Book Press, forthcoming 2023). In this deeply personal account, Batchelder identifies with the Greek goddess Demeter as she helps her daughter recover from addiction and supports her on the road to recovery.

Jonathan Stewart '22MSW

What the Job Entails Jonathan Stewart is a school social worker for the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) Program for Arlington Public Schools in Arlington, Massachusetts—part of one of the longest-running voluntary school-integration programs in the country. Dividing his...