On October 31, the Simmons community celebrated the birthday of our founder, John Simmons. This tradition has been reinvigorated in recent years as part of the Strategy 2015 objective to strengthen the undergraduate college. In 2010, two new features were added to the Founder’s Day celebration: the unveiling of class flags for each undergraduate class, and an essay contest about John Simmons and his goals for the College.
Founder’s Day cupcakes and sparkling cider.
Essay contest winner Mary Kate Quigley ’13, President Drinan, second place winner Molly Maidman ’13, Professor Teresa Nelson and Archivist Jason Wood.
The College community listened to speeches by Professor Teresa Nelson and Archivist Jason Wood.