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  1. Samantha Normilus ’19BSN, ’26MSN

    Samantha Normilus ’19BSN, ’26MSN has received the Excellent in Nursing Practice Award from the New England Regional Black Nurses Association, Inc. (NERBNA). A Dana-Farber Cancer Institute nurse who is pursuing the online MSN-FNP program at Simmons, Normilus spoke with us about being a NERBNA awardee, the rewards of oncology nursing, and the supportive community she found at Simmons.

  2. Felipa Canchola ’24, Lisa deRosier ’24, and Rashida Alisa Hagakore ’24

    This fall, Simmons students from the Social Action Leaders course are channeling their academic studies into advocacy. We spoke with students Felipa Canchola ’24, Lisa deRosier ’24, and Rashida Alisa Hagakore ’24 about their passion for experiential service learning and their conception of good leadership.

  3. Photo of Danita Callender by Simmons sign

    Recent SLIS graduate Danita Callender '23MS was selected by faculty to receive the Kenneth R. Shaffer Outstanding Student Award, which acknowledges a student with impressive scholarship and leadership potential. We caught up with Callender for her thoughts on her time...

  4. Simmons University Cupola

    For many students in the Department of Public Health , activism begins at Simmons. In 2018, MPH students established HERE4Justice , a student-run organization that works to advance health equity, racial equity, and social justice. "Students started this collective because...

  5. photo of Student Working At Computer

    What led you to Simmons? The history of the school, and my family. Simmons has one of the oldest social work schools in the country . Also, my late mother-in-law, Rebecca Cohan '72MS, was a licensed social worker (LICSW) for...

  6. Kasie Cassell '23

    Tell us about the work that you do. I am a dual licensed, board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. I work at Columbia Associates in Psychiatry, an outpatient psychiatric practice based in Virginia, with...

  7. Student using Computer

    We spoke to CompleteDegree student Miladys Perez about why she chose the Simmons online program for her second bachelor's degree, and what her experience has been so far.

  8. Taylor Lacroix ’23 MSW

    Taylor Lacroix is currently pursuing a Master's of Social Work at Simmons. Here she shares her experience with advocating for the homeless, the incarcerated, and those with behavioral health challenges. Tell me about the kind of work that you do...

  9. Anisha Srivastava ’23

    CompleteDegree student Anisha Srivastava '23 describes what it took to leap into her second bachelor's degree in Computer Science, and the support she's received from Simmons professors.

  10. Cody Zygmont '18MSN

    After completing his nursing graduate program at Simmons, Cody Zygmont is now a nurse practitioner based in Providence, Rhode Island. He recently made headlines for saving a young life. What made you become a bone marrow donor? Before Simmons, I...