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CAS Graduate Study Success Stories

Master's in Communications Management

BJ Bliss '01 MCM

Obtaining The Unonbtainable
Bliss secured a consultancy at a premier Fortune 100 firm after completing her degree.
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Kelley Chunn '90 MCM

Not Business As Usual
Chunn helps organizations affect positive social change by using culturally sensitive cause-related marketing campaigns.
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Lynn Ingraham Cole '97 MCM

Empowering Others
Executive Director of the Children's Center in Augusta, Maine, Cole works tirelessly to ensure that children with special needs develop the learning skills they need.
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Mark O'Day '99 MCM

Thinking Ahead
Day knows the importance of looking ahead. "Effectively communicating your strategy in 30 seconds is a challenge I thrive on."
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Carolyn Grimes '01 MCM

A New Focus
Grimes moved from a career at a high-end interior design magazing to the non-profit sector
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Rebecca McCullough '03 MCM

Taking Risks
Several of McCullough's class projects were centered on the YMCA where she volunteered. Now she is their Director of Marketing and Development.
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Barbara Moulton '04 MCM

Doing More With Less
Moulton once saw budget limitations as a challenge. Now she sees them as an opportunity.
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Education

Kristen Abbet '00 MATESL

Bridging The Gap
Abbett says Simmons showed her how to teaching within a framework while still maintaining a student-centered cooperative learning approach.
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Susan A. Ainsleigh '93 M.S.Ed., BCBA

A Scientific Approach to Solving Practical Problems
Ainsleigh sees a trend in special education to certify educators as behavior analysts.
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Janelle Bradsaw '03, M.S.Ed. Urban Education, '04 CASGS Educational Leadership

From Theory to Practice
Bradshaw says she appreciated being able to bounce ideas off of her classmates during her first years of teaching.
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Mark Ito '04 MAT

Life's Experiences
Ito decided to change careers and teach late in life, but says life's experiences helped him to be a better mentor.
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Rodney DeaVault '12 M.A. in Children's Literature

Beyond Neverland
Rodney DeaVault never thought about children's literature as a field until he directed a student production of Peter Pan while a senior at Princeton University.
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Richard D. Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed., Visiting Professor, Special Education

Mindful of Excellence
Lavoie is an internationally recognized expert and consultant on learning disabilities.
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Catherine Zusy '04 MAT

Inciting Awe, Wonder, and Curiosity
Zusy is eager to contribute to the making of whole, confident, and knowledgeable children who ultimately will make this world a better place.
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English

Nathalie Handal '91, '93 English

Seduced By Words
Handal, a poet, playwright and writer, sees the world as a poem — a poem she keeps writing and rewriting.
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History

Laura Prieto Ph.D., Associate Professor, History and Women's Studies

The Past as Present
Prieto looks to the past to understand current themes such as gender and consumer culture, women and education, and women's wartime roles.
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Children's Literature

Rodney DeaVault '12 M.A. in Children's Literature

Beyond Neverland
Rodney DeaVault never thought about children's literature as a field until he directed a student production of Peter Pan while a senior at Princeton University.
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Gender/Cultural Studies

Marie Celestin '00 BA, Political Science, '02 MA GCS

A Penchant For Leadership
Hosts Girl TV, a live, weekly cable program that explores real life issues and provides an outlet for teen girls to get informed.
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Jyoti Puri, M.A., Ph.D., associate professor, Sociology and Women's Studies

Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Puri says Simmons' size allows for more substantive, interdisciplinary collaboration among colleagues.
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Dual Degrees

Hobson Woodward '09, M.A. History, M.S. Archives Management

A Journey in History
Hobson turned a love for history into a career as an archivist, editor, and writer.
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Jonathan Lill '03 LS

Finding a New Career
Lill, an artists' bookmaker, plans to pursue a career in special collections and archives.
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Sarah Watkins '00 LS

The Magic of History
Watkins, acting curator at the U.S.S. Constitution museum, believes history helps us to learn about ourselves.
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