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Recent Graduates Stay Connected, Give Back to Simmons

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Dix Scholar Madeleine Jeune '10 and Kristie Flaherty '12 both understand how critical it is to remain connected to the Simmons community to help advance their careers and nurture the life-long friendships they developed at the College.

"My education at Simmons gave me a solid foundation from which to explore, listen, and lead," says Jeune. "Simmons helped strengthen my commitment to helping others."

For Flaherty, Simmons provided invaluable professional connections – including one that led to a job as a production analyst working for another Simmons alumna.

As associate members of the 1899 Leadership Society, Flaherty and Jeune both say they also recognize the importance of giving back to their alma mater to support the next generation of Simmons students.

"Simmons opened up the doors to so many opportunities, and I would not have been able to attend without the scholarships I received," Flaherty says. "If I can help just one other girl become a strong, confident woman, then I have succeeded as an alumna."

Jeune echoes those sentiments in encouraging support for the College. "A good education can transform lives, but a Simmons education transforms generations. What a great legacy!"


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