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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Junior Luke Kirchner

Luke Kirchner

“Simpson is a great place because it offers plenty of opportunities for young people to play major roles in changing the school and the community for the better.” More…

Simpson Student Shanice Whitney

Shanice Whitney ’14

“Because of Simpson College, I’ve had multiple leadership positions and have been able to take advantage of opportunities that I would have never imagined possible.” More…

Emily Magers, Success Story

Emily Magers ’15

“Because of Simpson College, I have been able to work on a one-on-one research project with a professor.” More…

Stephen Henrich

Stephen Henrich ’13

“Because of Simpson College I’ve had the opportunity to conduct extensive undergraduate research all four years that I have been here.” More…

Rawley Butler, Simpson Success Story

Rawley Butler ’13

“Because of Simpson College I was able to create my own major and realize all of the opportunities that are available to me after I graduate.” More…

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…