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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
Pilot, Novelist, Writer
Harry Clement Stubbs (May 30, 1922 – October 29, 2003), better known by the pen name Hal Clement, was an American science fiction writer and a leader of the hard science fiction subgenre. He ...more
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Gwen Ifill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Journalist, Author, Writer
Gwendolyn L. Ifill ( EYE-fəl; September 29, 1955 – November 14, 2016) was an American journalist, television newscaster, and author. In 1999, she became the first woman of African descent to ...more
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Nathalie Handal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Poet, Writer, Playwright
Nathalie Handal (Arabic: نتالي حنظل‎) (born 29 July 1969) is an award-winning French-American poet and writer born to a Palestinian family from Bethlehem.
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Allyson Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Politician
Allyson Young Schwartz (born October 3, 1948) is an American politician and a former member of the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district, serving ...more
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Dorothy Celeste Boulding... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Physician
Dorothy Celeste Boulding Ferebee (October 10, 1898 – September 14, 1980) was an American obstetrician and civil rights activist.
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Denise Di Novi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer
Denise Di Novi (born March 21, 1956) is an American film producer and director.
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Laurel Thatcher Ulrich ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Historian, Professor, Author
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (born July 11, 1938) is an American historian of early America and the history of women, and a professor at Harvard University. Her approach to history has been described ...more
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Liz Kniss is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Nurse, Politician
Liz Kniss (born October 11 in Cape Cod, Massachusetts) is the former mayor of Palo Alto, California, most recently elected to the Palo Alto City Council in November 2016. She also serves on the ...more
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Nnenna Freelon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Singer
Nnenna Freelon (born July 28, 1954) is an American jazz singer, composer, producer, and arranger. She has been nominated for six Grammy Awards for her vocal work, and has performed and toured ...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 (born July 12, 1947) is an American cryptozoologist who has written over 40 books on a number of topics, including cryptozoology, a pseudoscience.
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Margaret Murie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Environmentalist, Author
Margaret Thomas "Mardy" Murie (August 18, 1902 – October 19, 2003) was a naturalist, author, adventurer, and conservationist. Dubbed the "Grandmother of the Conservation ...more
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Suzyn Waldman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Suzyn Waldman Actor
Suzyn Waldman (born September 7, 1946) is a sportscaster and former musical theater actress. Since the 2005 season, she has been the color commentator for New York Yankees baseball, working with ...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 (born October 16, 1950) is an American novelist, short story writer, and essayist.
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David Ferriero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Archivist
David Sean Ferriero (; born December 31, 1945) is a librarian, library administrator, and the 10th Archivist of the United States. He was Director of the New York Public Library, and before ...more
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Kate Larson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
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
Politician, Lawyer
Konstantina B. "Konnie" Lukes is serving her fifteenth two-year term as a Councilor-At-Large. She served as Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts from 2007 through 2009. She is also ...more
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Alison Littell McHose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Alison Elizabeth Littell McHose (born May 24, 1965) is an American Republican Party politician, who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 2003 to 2015, where she represented the 24th ...more
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Deborah Blumer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
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 (born December 28, 1981 at 7:46 am) is the United States' first baby born from the in-vitro fertilization procedure and the 15th in the world. The technique was conducted ...more
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Alice Wolf is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Alice K. Wolf (born Alice Koerner, December 24, 1933) is an American politician. She served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1996 to 2013, representing the 25th ...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 (born November 10, 1953 in Colima, Colima) is a Mexican entrepreneur who served as Secretary of Tourism in the cabinet of President Vicente Fox.Navarro holds a ...more
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Joyce Kulhawik is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Simmons College Alumni
Joyce Kulhawik
Joyce Kulhawik (born 1952) 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 Giblin (born 1963) MA, MRBS, is a British body-cast sculptor. She is noted in particular for her “Body-Casting Olympians” project.
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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 (March 7, 1948 – July 1, 2014) was an American politician who served as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources from 2007 to 2009 and ...more