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Caroline Aspinwall ’25 standing outside of Boston Children's Hospital

Exercise Science Student Interns at Boston Children's Hospital

Caroline Aspinwall ’25, majoring in Health and Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology, shares details about her internship experience at Boston Children’s Hospital.


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MBA Alumna Shares Success in Business and Government

Tammy Caputi  ’99MBA is the president and owner of Yale Electric West, Inc., a lighting and electrical supply distributing company, and a Councilwoman for the City of Scottsdale, Arizona.


Samantha Margolin '23

From the Muddy River to Community Farms: Research Possibilities for Simmons Students

“I always knew I wanted to study the environment,” says Samantha Margolin ’23, who studied Environmental Science and Computer Science at Simmons. “The course I took for my environmental science degree sparked my passion for plant biology and challenged me...


Astrid Sheil, Dean of the School of Management at Simmons University

Dr. Astrid Sheil Selected as Dean of the School of Management

As Dean, Dr. Sheil will play a pivotal role in leadership and relaunch of our School of Management – a vital part of Simmons’ forward-looking academic structure. Dr. Sheil has a passion for women’s-centered undergraduate and graduate business education, and a strong vision for how Simmons can leverage its rich history, leadership, and expertise in this area.


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SLIS Professor to Receive Information Science and Technology Service Award

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) recently announced that Simmons Library and Information Science Professor Naresh Agarwal is the recipient of the 2024 Watson Davis Award for Service. This award “recognizes an individual member of the Association who...


Book covers from the 2024 Horn Book winners: Do You Remember, Remember Us, The Mona Lisa Vanishes, and Kin

Children’s Literature Professor Helps Select Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winners

The Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards “recognize and reward excellence in literature for children and young adults.” As the School Library Journal reported, Professor and Graduate Program Director of Children’s Literature Cathryn Mercier chaired a group of judges who determined the 2024 awardees.


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Coming Full-Circle: Simmons Alum with Veteran Parents Now Supporting Veterans in Need

Sarah Clinton ’17MSW is an Aftercare Social Work Case Manager for the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program. In honor of July 4, we spoke with her about what drew her to social work and working with Veterans.


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Assistant Professor of Public Health Kristen Brewer is a Champion of Sex Education

Kristen Brewer joined the Simmons Department of Public Health faculty in spring 2024. She spoke with us about her passion for health education, the stigmatization of sexuality in the Southeast, and the importance of community engagement.


Leadership in the News

View of the cupola from the quad through trees

MBA Alumna Shares Success in Business and Government

Tammy Caputi  ’99MBA is the president and owner of Yale Electric West, Inc., a lighting and electrical supply distributing company, and a Councilwoman for the City of Scottsdale, Arizona.


Samantha Margolin '23

From the Muddy River to Community Farms: Research Possibilities for Simmons Students

“I always knew I wanted to study the environment,” says Samantha Margolin ’23, who studied Environmental Science and Computer Science at Simmons. “The course I took for my environmental science degree sparked my passion for plant biology and challenged me...


A seal for the Carnegie Foundation Elective Classification for Leadership for Public Purpose 2024-2030

Simmons Awarded Prestigious Carnegie Designation for Leadership for Public Purpose

This designation recognizes our institutional commitment to the pursuit of leadership and the collective public good. Most exciting, this honor is a national recognition of the unique brand of leadership we have developed and advanced at Simmons – a group of everyday leaders committed to doing well and doing good.


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In Non-Profit Leadership Role, Incoming Student Empowers Girls

Incoming student Kaylee Richard is the program director of Girls at Work, “a non-profit after-school program that uses power tools and the Socratic method to empower girls.”


Participants at the 2024 Simmons Leadership Conference

Creating Impact at the 45th Annual Simmons Leadership Conference

The 2024 conference featured a roster of speakers exploring this year’s theme of “Creating Impact” in their personal and professional lives, and how those efforts ripple out to the people and communities around them.


Abigail Bloom standing among trees and bushes

Self-Curating the College Experience: Sojourn in Spain, Scientific Research, and Senior Care

Public Health major Abigail Bloom ’24 discusses her study abroad experience, the research projects she has participated in, and some of her favorite courses at Simmons.


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Discovering an Empowering Atmosphere, Supportive Mentors, and Leadership Opportunities at Simmons

Neurobiology major Debora Edouard ’24 discusses her favorite moments at Simmons, her research, and her unique experience as a first-generation college student.


Gia Lebrun ’24

Reflecting on Community Service, Friendship, and Fun at Simmons

First-generation student Gia Elie ’24 has engaged in community service in the Boston area as part of the Alpha Kappa sorority. She has also been involved with the Black Student Organization and has completed two internships. She counts the friendships she has made at Simmons as one of her most transformative experiences.


STEM in the News

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STEM Student Receives Research Scholarship from American Chemical Society

Biochemistry major and Literature and Writing minor Reagan Cleversey ’26 received the competitive James Flack Norris / Theodore William Richards Summer Research Scholarship from the American Chemical Society. She spoke with us about her passion for medicinal chemistry and the importance of mentorship.


Emily Orlando Cane at the 2024 Teaching Prevention Conference

Changes in Reproductive Health Laws Impact Perinatal Hospice Care

Emily (Orlando) Cane ’23MPH was interviewed by Hospice News about how changes in reproductive health laws have impacted perinatal hospice care.


Nanette and Raneem

Accelerated Degree Student Presents Poster on ChatGPT at Technical Symposium

Raneem Emad Amer Mousa ’25 is pursuing the Dual-Degree in Engineering Simmons offers in collaboration with Columbia University. Her research project, “Is ChatGPT the Academic Catalyst We’ve All Been Waiting For?” was accepted for inclusion in the SIGCSE Technical Symposium 2024.


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From Boston to New York: Simmons 3+2 Engineering Student Accepted to Columbia University

Sophia Moore ’24 is one of the first Simmons students to complete the initial portion of the accelerated 3+2 Engineering program. Having obtained her first bachelor’s degree from Simmons, this fall she will relocate to the New York metropolitan area to pursue her second bachelor’s degree at Columbia University.


Annabelle Hannah ’25 seated by a waterfall

Chemistry/Physics Student Accepted into Research Experience at UPenn

Annabelle Hannah ’25, a double-major in Chemistry and Physics, was accepted into the 2024 summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). The 10-week program is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).


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Debora Edouard ’24 and Kadijah McClean ’24 Open Simmons Chapter of the National Society of Black Women in Medicine

Established in 2017, the National Society of Black Women in Medicine is committed to increasing the recruitment and retention of Black women pursuing careers in the medical field. This academic year, Neurobiology major Debora Edouard ’24 and Biochemistry and Public Health minor Kadijah McClean ’24 co-founded the Simmons chapter of the Society.


Abigail Bloom, Aria Cooper, and Adriana Lizeth Campuzano Martinez

Simmons Welcomes Passionate Leaders Project Scholars for Spring 2024

The Passionate Leaders Project (PLP) supports Simmons undergraduates by enriching their academic and professional interests beyond the boundaries of a conventional classroom. Students may request up to $4,000 to support their research, internships, and creative endeavors. This semester’s cohort comprises student-scholars producing original research on healthcare for seniors, fashion sustainability, and the intersection of the arts, social justice, and gender-expansive agency.


Jennifer Roecklein-Canfield

Professor Jennifer Roecklein-Canfield Selected as a 2024 Fellow of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Jennifer Roecklein-Canfield, Professor of Chemistry and Physics at Simmons, is among the 2024 cohort of Fellows within the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). She spoke with us about receiving this honor, advocating for women in STEM, and reimagining mentorship.


Faculty in the News

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SLIS Professor to Receive Information Science and Technology Service Award

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) recently announced that Simmons Library and Information Science Professor Naresh Agarwal is the recipient of the 2024 Watson Davis Award for Service. This award “recognizes an individual member of the Association who...


Book covers from the 2024 Horn Book winners: Do You Remember, Remember Us, The Mona Lisa Vanishes, and Kin

Children’s Literature Professor Helps Select Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winners

The Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards “recognize and reward excellence in literature for children and young adults.” As the School Library Journal reported, Professor and Graduate Program Director of Children’s Literature Cathryn Mercier chaired a group of judges who determined the 2024 awardees.


The logo for Ruth's Army: Education, Outreach, Access

Assistant Professor of Public Health Kristen Brewer is a Champion of Sex Education

Kristen Brewer joined the Simmons Department of Public Health faculty in spring 2024. She spoke with us about her passion for health education, the stigmatization of sexuality in the Southeast, and the importance of community engagement.


The Simmons academic campus in Spring, 2024.  The construction of the new Living Learning Center is visible.

Nutrition Professor Receives Award from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation

Recognizing the professional achievements of Assistant Professor of Nutrition Dr. Jacqueline Beatty, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation honored her with the 2024 Margene Wagstaff Award for Innovation in Dietetics Education.


The cover of "Natural Magic: Emily Dickinson, Charles Darwin, and the Dawn of Modern Science", flanked by photos of Emily Dickinson and Charles Darwin

The Boston Globe Praises Literature Professor’s Daring New Book

A recent article in The Boston Globe commends Natural Magic: Emily Dickinson, Charles Darwin, and the Dawn of Modern Science (Princeton University Press, 2024) by Professor of Literature and Writing Renée Bergland.


Professor of Social Work Johnnie Hamilton-Mason

Professor Hamilton-Mason Honored by Haymarket People’s Fund

The Haymarket People's Fund has described Professor Johnnie Hamilton-Mason as “an interdisciplinary researcher” and honored her for her work in support of the Fund.


The Simmons campus in the spring

SLIS Dean Sanda Erdelez Receives Croatian Women of Influence Award

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) Dean Sanda Erdelez was selected as a winner of the Croatian Women of Influence Award, a recognition of leadership, innovation, and community impact of Croatian women around the world.


Studio portrait of Professor Bob White, photograph by Jerry Russo.

Professor of Communications Bob White Featured in Oral History Collection of Artists During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 lockdown (2020–2021), local photographer and filmmaker Jerry Russo interviewed hundreds of artists about their experiences of isolation, including Professor of Communications Bob White. The University of Massachusetts Amherst has since archived this oral history collection.


What stories will you tell?

Caroline Aspinwall ’25 standing outside of Boston Children's Hospital

Exercise Science Student Interns at Boston Children's Hospital

Caroline Aspinwall ’25, majoring in Health and Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology, shares details about her internship experience at Boston Children’s Hospital.


View of the cupola from the quad through trees

MBA Alumna Shares Success in Business and Government

Tammy Caputi  ’99MBA is the president and owner of Yale Electric West, Inc., a lighting and electrical supply distributing company, and a Councilwoman for the City of Scottsdale, Arizona.


Samantha Margolin '23

From the Muddy River to Community Farms: Research Possibilities for Simmons Students

“I always knew I wanted to study the environment,” says Samantha Margolin ’23, who studied Environmental Science and Computer Science at Simmons. “The course I took for my environmental science degree sparked my passion for plant biology and challenged me...


The USA flag flying next to the Main Campus Building on the Simmons University campus

Coming Full-Circle: Simmons Alum with Veteran Parents Now Supporting Veterans in Need

Sarah Clinton ’17MSW is an Aftercare Social Work Case Manager for the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program. In honor of July 4, we spoke with her about what drew her to social work and working with Veterans.


Morgan Library and Museum, New York. Photograph by Mike Peel, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons and Creative Commons.

Library and Information Science Alumnus Named Curator of Morgan Library and Museum

The Morgan Library and Museum in New York City recently announced three new curatorial appointments. Among them, Dale Stinchcomb ’16MS has been named the Drue Heinz Curator of Literary and Historical Manuscripts.


A side-by-side photo collage of Rebecca Wellington and the book cover for "Who is a Worthy Mother"

Gender and Cultural Studies Alumna Publishes Breakthrough Book on Adoption History

In her new book, Dr. Rebecca Wellington ’02MA reveals the unsavory underbelly of adoption practices in the United States. Part memoir and part scholarly monograph, Who Is a Worthy Mother? An Intimate History of Adoption demonstrates how adoption became entangled with the histories of assimilation, race, patriarchy, and law.


100-year-old Isabelle Chang '46, who says reading is the secret to a happy life. Photo credit: Evan Walsh, Community Advocate

Simmons University Celebrates the 100th Birthday of Isabelle Chang ’46

100-year-old Isabelle Chang '46 says reading is the secret to a happy life. A first-generation American, Chang graduated from Simmons (then-College) with an undergraduate degree in Library Science.


A group of students sitting in the courtyard at Simmons University with trees blooming spring blossoms surround the area

MBA Graduate Shares Top Tips to Support Wellbeing

Elise Tjernagel ’16MBA was featured in an interview on Medium sharing five lifestyle adjustments that support wellbeing.



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