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. Fill out the Simmons Alumnae/i Referral Form and if the person you nominated enrolls, they will receive the $500 Simmons Friend Scholarship.

  • Nominate a potential Simmons graduate student by filling out the form.
  • If the person you nominate enrolls**, they will receive a $500 award during their first term*** at Simmons.

Submit A Nominee

* The Simmons Friend Scholarship is currently available for the 2023-2024 academic year. Scholarships are subject to change and restrictions may apply. Students enrolled in partnership/employer programs are not eligible to receive the Simmons Friend Scholarship.

** Students may be nominated by multiple Simmons alums, but are limited to one $500 award. Simmons alums are not eligible to refer themselves.

*** The referral form must be completed prior to the incoming graduate student’s first term. The scholarship cannot be applied retroactively.

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Simmons University

Upcoming Alumnae/i Events

119th Simmons University Commencement Ceremonies

  • May 17, 2024
  • 9:00 am
  • MGM Music Hall at Fenway, 2 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02115

Alumnae/i features

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.

Chimene Agogo ’23MSW

Empowering Homelessness Solutions: The Journey of Chimene Agogo ’23MSW at St. Francis House

Chimene Agogo is Program Manager of the Rapid Rehousing Program at St. Francis House , the largest day-shelter in Massachusetts for individuals experiencing homelessness. In this rewarding supervisory role, Agogo leads a team of case managers to secure housing for...

Rotem Moscovich standing in front of a shelf full of books

From Simmons to the Caldecott Medal: Adventures in Picturebooks with Rotem Moscovich ’06MA

Rotem Moscovich ’06MA, Editorial Director of Picturebooks at Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, shares how Simmons cultivated her love for children's literature, and her experience editing a Caldecott-winning picturebook.

Dr. Stephanie Keesey-Phelan '13MS, '20PhD, the dog Beacon, and Ran Courant-Morgan '13MS enjoy a spring day at Simmons

Alums Use Behavior Analysis to Bring Joy to Dogs and Their Families

As co-founders and co-owners of The Dog Behavior Institute, Ran Courant-Morgan and Dr. Stephanie Keesey-Phelan have found an innovative application for their behavior analysis specialization. We spoke with them about the mission of the Institute, the intrinsic rewards of their profession, and why they chose Simmons.

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Simmons Alum Kelly O’Connell Champions Women and Nonbinary Entrepreneurs

Since joining the Simmons University Alumnae/i Association Executive Board (AAEB), Kelly O’Connell ’99 has helped launch the Simmons Tuesday Tea Podcast, and co-hosted the Byond Balance event last November. On April 2, AAEB is hosting a special Simmons campus screening of “Show Her The Money,” a documentary that delves into the gender gap in venture capital funding with a focus on empowering women entrepreneurs.

Anna Kelly ’23MS

Protecting the Freedom to Read: Anna Kelly ’23MS Reflects on the Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Literature

“As an Indigenous woman, it is hard for me to not take personally the challenging and banning of books by Indigenous authors and about the Indigenous experience,” says Anna Kelly ’23MS an enrolled member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.

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Angela Regalado ’21MSN Helps Dismantle Barriers to Medical Care

Family Nurse Practitioner and Simmons alumna Angela Regalado is a member of the medical team at Carolina House Calls, offering high-quality medical care to patients who are underserved due to mobility issues, disabilities, chronic illnesses, and so forth.