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A network of leaders for our community and the world.

The Simmons Alumnae/i network is a diverse, interconnected community of passionate professionals.

No matter your background or career path, if you graduated from Simmons you share a bond with more than 50,000 alumnae/i across the country and all over the world.

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Simmons Network

Simmons Network is an online community exclusive to Simmons alumnae/i and students to empower you to connect with each other and build your personal and professional networks.

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Reunion 2024

Reunion 2024 will be celebrated at two different times this year. The first celebration will be for the Jubilee Classes (Classes of 1947 - 1974). The second Reunion 2024 celebration will be for all other reunion classes, classes ending with 4s and 9s.

Reunion 2024

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Simmons Alumnae/i Referral Program For Graduate Students

We all have a relative, friend, acquaintance, or colleague who we know would benefit from a graduate degree at Simmons. We want to help make that a reality by offering a $500 referral scholarship for any enrolling student who is nominated by a Simmons alum!

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Double Shark Scholarship

Simmons alumnae/i, want to advance your career or move into a new field? With the new Double Shark Scholarship, Simmons makes it easy and affordable!

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Give to Simmons

When you make a gift to Simmons, you know you’re making an investment that has long-term benefits. Your gift supports students who, like you, aspire to do great things in their lives and careers.

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Connect With Simmons

Rekindle friendships. Make new business contacts. Connect with kindred spirits.

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Alumnae/i Features

Abby (Bent) McKie ’00 ’02HS (R) and Dana Bent (C) at the 2024 Simmons Commencement

The Simmons Connection: A Tale of Two Sisters

Abby (Bent) McKie ’00 ’02HS graduated from Simmons with her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics , Dietetic Internship Program Certificate, and Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Health Promotion . At her Commencement, a photographer snapped a picture of...


Megan Phifer-Davis ’18MS and Derek Mosley ’11MS

SLIS alumni named Movers & Shakers by Library Journal

Simmons School of Library and Information Science alumni Megan Phifer-Davis ’18MS and Derek Mosley ’11MS have been selected by Library Journal for the 2024 Movers & Shakers.


Kiani Jacobs

Finding Community at Simmons as a Transfer Commuter Student

While at Simmons, Exercise Science major and Health Care Management minor Kiani Jacobs ’23 received the 2023 Senior Scholar Award and interned at the Harvard Medical Ginty Lab on Neurological Research. Starting a PhD in Exercise Science this fall, she...


Professor Christine Evans, Alia Al-Suwaidi '24MSEd, and CEO of MRC-NECC Dr. Pamela Olsen, courtesy of MRC-NECC.

Lead Therapist of Special Education Teaches with her Heart

Alia Al-Suwaidi ’24MSEd is determined to ensure that all children — regardless of their disability — can learn and thrive effectively. She is a member of the first international cohort of Simmons students at the Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Special Education, operated by the New England Center for Children, and the winner of the inaugural Dr. D. Daniel Gould Award for Global Excellence in Special Education Teaching.


Stephanie Wladkowski ’14PhD

Breaking Ground with Qualitative Research in Hospice Care

Stephanie Wladkowski ’14PhD was a clinical social worker in hospice care when policy changes impacted her clinical practice. In a search for answers, Wladkowski began her PhD in Social Work at Simmons. Her dissertation, “Dementia Caregivers and Live Discharge from Hospice: What Happens When Hospice Leaves?,” has inspired further research in the field.


Nathan Brewer ’10MSW ’18PhD

Nathan Brewer ’10MSW ’18PhD on Protecting College Students

Nathan Brewer ’10MSW ’18PhD is Director of the Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center (SARP) at Boston University (BU). After receiving his Master’s in Social Work from Simmons, he returned to the University to pursue his PhD in Social Work alongside his clinical practice. We spoke to Brewer about his experience in the program, and his current work at Boston University.


Hannah Ibañez ’13

Advocating for Fallen Angels in the City of Angels

Hannah Ibañez ’13 is a Level 2 Public Defender in Los Angeles who was appointed to the United States Access Board by President Joe Biden. She spoke with us about her passion for social justice, her love of philosophy, and her fondest memories of Simmons.


Kerri Axelrod ’22DPD

Kerri Axelrod ’22DPD Explores Connections between Nutrition and Mental Health

Kerri Axelrod ’22DPD completed the Didactic Program in Dietetics Certificate at Simmons, and now offers nutrition counseling through her private practice, Kerri Axelrod Wellness, where she focuses particularly on the connection between gut health and mental health.


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Executive Education

Executive Education is dedicated to working with organizations and individuals to develop more diverse and successful leadership teams that can effectively meet tomorrow’s challenges.

Alumnae/i directory

One of the special things about Simmons alumnae/i is that they want to help other alumnae/i! Our database allows you to connect and network with alums who share your professional interest, or can offer career advice.

Upcoming Alumnae/i Events

Alumnae/i, Family and Friends Weekend

  • Oct 4, 2024 to Oct 6, 2024
  • Simmons University, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

125th Anniversary Reunion

  • Jun 6, 2025 to Jun 8, 2025
  • All Day