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Melissa Ward

Asst Director of Transfer Recruitment


Transfer Students


Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, I always knew that I wanted to leave Illinois and explore a small-town college. When my twin sister and I started looking at colleges, we both fell in love with Simpson! However, I wanted to be away from my twin, so I decided to go to a different college. While in Missouri, I visited my sister at Simpson all the time! From watching comedians to attending bingo nights, we did everything that Simpson had to offer! Watching her have her Simpson experience made me jealous and I knew that it was time for me to create my own Simpson story!

I transferred to Simpson in 2018 and graduated in 2020 with my twin sister by my side! Getting to work for the college that has given me so much in just 2 short years has been nothing but rewarding. I am thrilled to tell my story to prospective students every day in hopes of helping them find their way here at Simpson!