Success Stories

The more you learn about Simpson College, the more you will appreciate, and this is a great place to start. Meet some of the students, alumni, faculty and staff who have terrific stories to tell about how Simpson has influenced them and how they have influenced Simpson.

We are proud of these people, but we also know that we could present hundreds more. It’s another reason why Simpson = Success.

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Darin Seamster

Darrin Seamster ’11

“Because of Simpson College, I gained real world experience through my internships in physical education and coaching.” More…

Shane Rowse Theatre Alum

Shane Rowse ’88

I am resident light designer/tech director at a 436 seat for-profit Equity theatre that does comedies, musicals, and light dramas. More…


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…


Susan Lamb Voss ’76

“There always was this expectation at Simpson that you were paying attention, that you were engaged and thinking and learning” More…


Dr. Rhonda Dodge ’96

“I really try to emulate what I learned at Simpson and just help [residents] see how phenomenally privileged we are to take care of kids.” More…


Jay Byers ’93

“Living in central Iowa really gives you tremendous business opportunities in an area that is small enough to allow you to get involved easily.” 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…