Alumnae returned to campus for a weekend of reuniting, reconnecting and reminiscing.
This year’s Reunion (May 31 to June 3) attracted more than 270 alumnae from classes ending in “3” and “8” for a weekend of socializing, attending mini versions of popular Boston-themed courses, and exploring the city. Alumnae and their guests also heard firsthand about the innovative ways Simmons is positioning itself to continue thriving for decades to come under its new university name and structure.
The festivities included the Alumnae Recognition Luncheon to acknowledge the philanthropic and volunteer support of our alumnae/i community. Reunion classes raised over $1.1 million in support for The Simmons Fund and scholarships. And members of the Class of 1968 were welcomed into the Half-Century Club during the traditional Daisy Chain ceremony.
At the Alumnae/i Awards Ceremony, the Alumnae/i Association honored exceptional, peer-nominated alumnae for their service to Simmons and other causes. Lenore Epstein Blum ’63 received the Alumnae Lifetime Achievement Award for her extensive work to get more women and girls in math and science fields. The Alumnae/i Association also presented three other awards:
Community Service Award: Nicole Bowen Hardy ’91
Alumnae/i Service Award: Janet Trafton Tobin ’67 and Nancy Sandler Gavrin ’58
Recent Alumnae/i Achievement Award: Melissa Gersin ’10
You can view our Reunion 2018 photo album on Flickr.