The Simpson University team of Luke Blanchard of Vancouver, Washington, and Nathan Phillips of Kelseyville, California, won the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI at Clear Lake event Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 13 ounces. The victory advanced the Simpson bass club to the 2021 College Fishing National Championship.
Simpson University alumnus and Stockton native Brandon Leake took home the winner’s title and $1 million prize on season 15 of “America’s Got Talent.” Leake, 27, made history as the show’s first spoken word poet, delivering moving pieces about his deceased sister, his estrangement with his father, and his mother’s fear of losing her son in the climate of recent deaths of Black men and women. His final piece was a prayer and poem for his baby daughter.
Simpson University has received its sixth federal grant in three years designed to help students stay in school, graduate and find meaningful employment.
Simpson University welcomed new and returning students to campus over Labor Day weekend, marking the start of an unprecedented school year inside and outside the classroom.
The Simpson University team of Sheldon Reese of Witter Springs, California, and Taj White of Glendale, Arizona, won the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI at the California Delta event Aug. 21 with a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 3 ounces.
Dr. Betty M. Dean, a beloved member of Simpson University’s board of trustees for more than 12 years, passed away on Aug. 24, 2020, after a lengthy battle with cancer. The university’s Betty M. Dean School of Nursing is named after Dr. Dean.