Class Notes

Class Notes

The remarkable Simmons alumnae/i community spans the globe and generates a lot of news—personal and professional. “Notes” helps you stay connected to classmates and the entire Simmons Alumnae/i Network, a powerful, interconnected community of passionate professionals.

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In Memoriam

Click here for a recent list of alumnae/i whose deaths have been reported to us. To notify us of a death or to post a remembrance, please use the Class Notes form [link to Submit a Class Note].

Posts from 2018

Emma Therrien

Class of 2016

Emma will begin her second year of law school in the fall. She lives in Portland, Oregon. She is writing to thank everyone who reached out to her at the passing of her uncle, Henry Halko, Professor Emeritus of History at Simmons College.

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Eliza (Pfeffer) Lucia

Class of 2005

Eliza married Ryan Lucia March 10, 2018 at the Belvedere in Baltimore, MD. She is in her 13th year of teaching in Baltimore City Public Schools as a reading intervention teacher and just completed a certification program to earn her Administration 1 degree.

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Posts from 2017

Baiba Rodins

Class of 1973

At the ripe young age of 66 I got married and moved from Chicago to Reno in October, 2017. I have been retired since March, 2017. Have been traveling extensively since.

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Myrna Kasser

Class of 1962

We had a really lovely reunion at the end of May. Sorry if you couldn't make it! Happy if you did! The college has done some amazing things in the 55 (good grief!) years we've been gone, mostly all to the good. Please send some news via this website if you can! Richard Druckman took some really lovely photos of those of us who were at the dinner Saturday night. Contact me if you'd like a copy of the Word doc I've pasted them into.

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Posts from 2016

Ellen Ritz

Class of 1970

May 2, 2016: Ellen Ritz's name was added to Town of North Hempstead Women’s Roll of Honor.

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Sarah (Sally) Devaney

Class of 1946

Sarah G. Devaney died June 19th, 2016. She was predeceased by her husband, James Devaney, and daughter Mairan. She leaves behind a daughter, Asenath Devaney, Ph.D. and two grandchildren, Leah and Talia. Sally continued her love of journalism as a reporter, writer and editor throughout her life.

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Julie Neubauer

Class of 1991

I am working as a volunteer at in Arlington, the largest greyhound dog protection organization in the world. I am also a volunteer member of the Board of Directors at, which offers a weekly community supper and food pantry program in the Concord area.

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Melissa Gersin

Class of 2010

While working as a maternity nurse in a Boston hospital, Melissa Gersin came up with an idea for a portable mat to soothe crying babies. After several years of hard work, she has finally launched her idea—the Tranquilo Mat— to the world. Check out her website to learn more about this unique product that mimics the sounds and motions of the womb.

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