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  1. The Simmons University campus with the brick labyrinth in the foreground and the main campus building in the background

    This year marks the 60th anniversary of adult education at Simmons. Renamed Dix Scholars in 1993, this program enables adult undergraduates to pursue their educational and professional goals at any point in their lives. We spoke with Simmons’ staff and Dix alumnae/i about the uniqueness of this program and the students that animate it.

  2. Maggie Knowles Headshot

    As the Editor-in-Chief of edible MAINE, a print and digital magazine that explores Maine’s food scene, alumna Maggie Knowles promotes a holistic approach to the culinary arts and food production. Knowles spoke with us about her love for writing and food, and how Simmons helped her achieve her dreams.

  3. Photo of Kayla Canty

    As a young woman born and raised in the South, Kayla Canty took a "leap of faith" to move to Boston to study nursing. For her, Simmons was a transformative experience, and she remains involved by serving on the African...

  4. Photo of Autumn Luz. Photo by Zave Smith.

    Arts Administration major and Dix Scholar Mary Garcia Charumilind '12 was highlighted by Jazziz Magazine for her debut original single, "Heat," released in late 2022 under her stage name Autumn Luz. More recently, she was featured in Glide Magazine after...

  5. Photo of Samantha Rose ’23 at sunset

    What made you choose to attend Simmons as a Dix Scholar? When I decided to pursue a career in nursing, Simmons was at the top of my list. I attended virtual info sessions and spoke to graduates of the program...

  6. Abhilasha Natarajan, bachelor of social work (bsw) student

    Natarajan is the creative vision behind “Re-assembling” and “Bound Together.” Both exhibits are currently on display in the Management and Academic Building (4th floor) and the Main College Building (4th floor). Learn about her journey.

  7. The U.S. Flag outside of the Main College Building

    After ten years in the military, Rebecca Mitchell ’22 is embracing civilian life. In fall 2020, she enrolled at Simmons as an undergraduate for a second bachelor’s degree, via the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

  8. Headshot of Laney Strange

    Laney Strange '02 is one of two professors to receive the 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award from Northeastern University. Strange was nominated by students for her work in the Khoury College of Computer Science.

  9. The front of the Main College Building in the Fall

    CompleteDegree@Simmons will provide adult learners who identify as women with the opportunity to earn degrees in high-demand programs such as business and management, communications, computer science, psychology and social work.