It is a Simmons tradition that each year, during a week in March, the Simmons Student Government Association (SGA) hosts Women’s College Week; a week dedicated to celebrating both the past and present accomplishments of women. This year, during the week of March 11-18th, different events will be held throughout the campus. The theme for this years Women’s College Week is “Piecing Together the Elements of Success.” This theme was chosen as it embodies both the spirit of Women’s College Week, and the Simmons College mission statement. Simmons prides itself on providing a liberal arts education in which both academic and real-world experience provide the foundation required for students to have successful careers and rewarding lives. Thus, when planning Women’s College week, SGA believed it was important to embody this mission by planning a series of unique, informative, and dynamic events, that will provide students with information on the main “pieces” that will play a roll in their ability to achieve success in the future.
Last year, NBC news reporter, and Simmons College Alum, Rehema Ellis was a special guest. She has reported on Hurricane Katrina, Michael Jackson's death, and the earthquake in Haiti. As a speaker at last year's dinner, she quoted to the students, "Remember women, God may have made man first, but there's always a rough draft before the final copy." To read her success story and everything she has accomplished, check out her bio here:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3687967/ns/nightly_news-about_us/