Alumni Success Stories

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Chad Buchanan ’95

“I think the one thing Simpson helped prepare me for is that you can’t sit in a classroom and hide. You have to be able to communicate and express yourself, which is critical for my job with the Portland Trail Blazers.” More…

Simpson alum and host of Market to Market, Mike Pearson

Mike Pearson ’10

I would say going to Simpson helped me a lot. The things you learn as a history major is how to ask questions and how to interpret things. It certainly helped me in that regard. More…

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Bernard Franklin ’74

My experiences at Simpson were extremely important in terms of developing my leadership skills, and those skills have been my bedrock in terms of my own professional development. More…

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Mike Miller ’11

All the classes I took at Simpson contributed to having this type of job. You have to learn to think on your own. More…

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Amy Badger ’11

As someone who was working full time on top of going to school, the evenings/weekends program was perfect for me. If nothing else, the fact that my school schedule allowed me the flexibility to put time into the band was invaluable. More…

Deb Hade ’78 at Simpson College

Deb Kunkle Hade ’78

Hade served as a support crew member for Above and Beyond Cancer, a Des Moines group that included eight cancer survivors and caregivers who were racers and eight who were crew members. More…

Alum Roger Scott Shows off his medals that he has won while running marathons

Roger Scott ’87

Scott played football at Simpson all four years, then joined the track team his senior year. Track coach Keith Ellingson encouraged him to try his first marathon. More…

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Omar Padilla ’07

At Simpson, I grew into my own. I started organizing groups and began working on diversity issues. That really fulfilled what I wanted to do. More…