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Simpson To Honor Veterans At Special Monday Event

Recognizing that many veterans are returning to college, Simpson administrators decided that it would be appropriate to host a ceremony on campus during the same week as Veterans Day . The event will feature talks by two Simpson students, Danny Reetz and Taylor McIntosh, who are veterans. More…

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Simpson, DMACC Agreement Highlights New Office Grand-Opening in Ankeny

“This is a great opportunity for us to make the path to graduation at Simpson College more clear for DMACC students,” said Steve Griffith, senior vice president and academic dean. “We are excited by the opportunity to strengthen our partnership with DMACC. We hope that these nine agreements are just the beginning.” More…

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What are YOU thankful for?

So we want to know: What are YOU thankful for this Thanksgiving? Please post your answers to Simpson’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Simpson. More…

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Success At Any Age: Meet the Hermon Family

The Hermon family is a perfect example of what Simpson College means when it promotes “Success at any age.”
Ginger Hermon, an admissions specialist at the College, returned to classes as a non-traditional student at the age of 40.
Her daughter, Madison, is a first-year student at Simpson, while son Nick is a junior. More…

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Look for Simpson’s Tree at Festival of Trees & Lights

Simpson is sponsoring a tree at the five-day-long event, which begins Wednesday, Nov. 26 and ends on Sunday, Nov. 30. The College’s Advancement department led the decoration project. The event is the main fundraiser for Blank Children’s Hospital. It features decorated trees, entertainment, children’s activities, food, shopping and more. Admission is $5. More…

Excitement Builds as Move to New Ankeny Campus Draws Closer

Simpson President Jay Simmons heralded the move saying the College “is responding to demand for more space and the reality that people earn better when they have a Bachelors degree. Only 25 percent of Iowans currently have an associate or BA degree, representing a serious gap between demand of employers and supply of degreed candidates. Given the growth of Ankeny, the timing is perfect. We are excited to be Ankeny’s liberal arts college.” More…