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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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…

Megan Ginsberg working at the Minnesota Timberwolves

Megan Ginsberg ’12

My professors made balancing sports and school very easy. Everyone knew your studies came first and they helped me work around the travel schedule so I got everything done on time. More…


Recent Grad Success Stories 1

Everything we do here is designed to help a student achieve future success, however it’s defined. We will help you launch a career, go on to graduate school, or find opportunities to serve others. See how Simpson prepared these four students for success! More…


Recent Grad Success Stories 2

We want each student to become a Simpson Success Story. We can tell you that, but we’d rather show you. Meet four recent Simpson grads who attribute their success to Simpson College. More…


Recent Graduates Success Stories 3

Your success is our mission, and it begins the moment you step foot on our beautiful campus. Students are encouraged to expand their interests and participate in the arts, or sports, or a campus organization. There are no limits here. Find out how these four recent graduates found success after graduating from Simpson. More…

John Michael Moore Simpson Success Story

John Michael Moore ’05

Simpson College music has produced not only serious professional musicians, but also hosts a stellar music education program for both instrumental and vocal music, a dedicated faculty with real world professional credentials, and an internationally recognized opera festival housed there each summer. More…


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…