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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Simmons College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Simmons College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Simmons College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Simmons College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Simmons College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Simmons College.

List includes Hal Clement, Gwen Ifill, more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Simmons College?” and “Which celebrities are Simmons College alumni?”

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Hal Clement is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Hal Clement Pilot, Novelist, Writer Harry Clement Stubbs better known by the pen name Hal Clement, was an American science fiction writer and a leader of the hard science fiction subgenre. He also painted astronomically oriented ...more

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Gwen Ifill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Gwen Ifill Journalist, Author, Writer Gwendolyn L. "Gwen" Ifill is an American journalist, television newscaster and author. She is the moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and co-anchor and co-managing editor, ...more

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Nathalie Handal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Nathalie Handal Poet, Writer, Playwright Nathalie Handal is an American award-winning poet, writer, and playwright.

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Allyson Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Allyson Schwartz Politician Allyson Young Schwartz is a former member of the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district, serving from 2005-2015. She is a member of the Democratic ...more

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Dorothy Celeste Boulding Fereb... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Dorothy Celeste Boulding Ferebee Physician Dorothy Celeste Boulding Ferebee was an African-American physician and activist.

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Denise Di Novi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Denise Di Novi Television producer, Film Producer Denise Di Novi is a film producer.

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Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Historian, Professor, Author Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, is a historian of early America and the history of women and a university professor at Harvard University. Ulrich's innovative and widely influential approach to history ...more

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Liz Kniss is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Liz Kniss Nurse, Politician Liz Kniss and was most recently re-elected to the Palo Alto City Council in November 2012. She continues to serve on the boards of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Family ...more

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Nnenna Freelon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Nnenna Freelon Singer Nnenna Freelon, is an American jazz singer, composer, producer, and arranger. She has been nominated for five Grammy Awards for her vocal work, and has performed and toured with such top artists ...more

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Loren Coleman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Loren Coleman Author, Actor, Writer Loren Coleman is an author of books on a number of topics, including cryptozoology.

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Margaret Murie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Margaret Murie Environmentalist, Author Margaret Thomas "Mardy" Murie was a naturalist, author, adventurer, and conservationist. Dubbed the "Grandmother of the Conservation Movement" by both the Sierra Club and the ...more

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Suzyn Waldman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Suzyn Waldman Actor Suzyn Waldman is a sportscaster and former musical theater actress. Starting with the 2005 season, she has been the color commentator for New York Yankees baseball, working with John Sterling on ...more

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Elinor Lipman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Elinor Lipman Novelist, Author Elinor Lipman is an American novelist and short story writer.

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David Ferriero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
David Ferriero Archivist David Sean Ferriero is a librarian, a library administrator, and the 10th Archivist of the United States. He was Director of the New York Public Library, and before that, the University ...more

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Kate Larson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Kate Larson Historian Kate Clifford Larson is an American historian and Harriet Tubman scholar. Her 2003 biography of Harriet Tubman, Bound for the Promised Land was one of the first non-juvenile Tubman biographies ...more

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Konstantina Lukes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Konstantina Lukes Politician, Lawyer Konstantina B. "Konnie" Lukes is a former Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Alison Littell McHose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Alison Littell McHose Alison Littell McHose is an American Republican Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2003, where she represents the 24th Legislative District. McHose has ...more

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Deborah Blumer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Deborah Blumer Politician Deborah D. Blumer was a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from Framingham. She served in the House from 2001 until her death. Blumer was graduated magna cum laude ...more

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Elizabeth Jordan Carr is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Elizabeth Jordan Carr Journalist Elizabeth Jordan Carr was the United States' first baby born from the in-vitro fertilization procedure and the 15th in the world. The technique was conducted at Eastern Virginia Medical School ...more

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Alice Wolf is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Alice Wolf Alice K. Wolf is an American politician. She served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1996 to 2013, representing the 25th Middlesex District. On March 22, 2012, Wolf ...more

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Leticia Navarro is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Leticia Navarro Bertha Leticia Navarro Ochoa is a Mexican entrepreneur who served as Secretary of Tourism in the cabinet of President Vicente Fox. Navarro holds a bachelor's degree in administration from the ...more

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Joyce Kulhawik is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Joyce Kulhawik Joyce Kulhawik was the arts and entertainment anchor for CBS affiliate WBZ-TV News in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Winston Tabb is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Winston Tabb Winston Tabb is the current Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Tabb received his B.A. from ...more

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Louise Giblin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Louise Giblin Chemist Louise A. [Giblin] Sallaway was a female chemist who significantly contributed to the baby formula Similac. Born in 1895, Louise graduated from Simmons College in 1917 with a degree in science. ...more

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Douglas W. Petersen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Douglas W. Petersen Politician Douglas W. Petersen was an American politician who served as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources from 2007 to 2009 and represented the 8th Essex District in ...more

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Corie C. Whalen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Corie C. Whalen Corie C. Whalen is an American libertarian Republican political activist based in Houston, Texas. She is originally from Ashland, Massachusetts. Whalen was an early organizer of the Tea Party ...more

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Ann M. Fudge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Ann M. Fudge Businessperson Ms. Fudge served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Young Rubicam from 2003 to 2006. Prior to joining Young Rubicam, Ms. Fudge worked at General Mills and at General Foods, where she ...more

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Sarah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Sarah Thomas Librarian Sarah Elizabeth Thomas is a librarian best known for her leadership position in a number of research libraries. In May 2013 it was announced that she has been appointed vice president for ...more

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Harriette L. Chandler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Harriette L. Chandler Harriette L. Chandler is the Massachusetts State Senator for the 1st Worcester district, which includes parts of the city of Worcester, where she resides, and the towns of Boylston, Holden, ...more

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Christine JM Connors is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Christine JM Connors Information scientist, Consultant Ms. Connors has extensive experience in taxonomy, ontology and metadata design and development. Prior to forming TriviumRLG Ms. Connors was the global director, semantic technology solutions for ...more

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Libby Trudell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Libby Trudell Libby has more than 25 years experience in the information industry. She joined Dialog in 1983 as Manager of Marketing, and since that time has had responsibility for various functions including ...more

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Harriet Elam-Thomas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Harriet Elam-Thomas Diplomat, Professor Harriet Elam-Thomas is a United States diplomat and university professor who directs the Diplomacy Program at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. From 2000–2002, Thomas served ...more

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Kristin Cashore is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Kristin Cashore Kristin Cashore is an American fantasy writer. She grew up in the Pennsylvania countryside, the second of four children. Her debut novel, Graceling, was published in October 2008. The book has ...more