Simpson University Senior to Speak at International Women’s Day Event

Simpson University senior Isabel Harris will be a guest speaker at a virtual International Women’s Day celebration organized by eight groups in her hometown of Colorado Springs, Colo. The March 6 event is themed “Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights for an Equal Future,” and Harris will be one of three featured speakers. The event is open to everyone.

Simpson University Launches Spring Semester with Day of Learning

Welcoming students back to campus after winter break, Simpson University launched spring semester with a common day of learning in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Guest speakers joined morning classes via Zoom to discuss topics related to racism, hope, and how Dr. King’s dream and legacy can be applied today. An evening panel discussion was also held online.

Redding Community Mourns Loss of Simpson University Alum, Homeless Advocate

REDDING, Calif.—The Redding community and Simpson University are mourning the loss of an alumnus known for his dedicated service to people experiencing homelessness. Bill Hartman, who graduated with a bachelor of arts in organizational leadership from the School of Adult Studies degree-completion program in 2018, served as guest services manager at the Good News Rescue Mission in Redding. He was admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 on Dec. 18 and passed away on Dec. 23. He was 57.

Simpson University Senior Uses Training to Help COVID Patients

Arianna Kampton, a senior from Napa, Calif., is using what she’s learned during her time as a student in Simpson University’s Betty M. Dean School of Nursing to help people during the COVID-19 crisis. Last summer, Arianna spent two months working as an emergency medical technician in Orange County at a makeshift hospital, spending 13-15 hours a day with COVID-19 patients. She also served on strike teams that went to nursing homes throughout California that had been impacted by coronavirus cases.

Simpson University Bass Fishing Team Named Western Conference School of the Year

Wrapping up its first full season, Simpson University’s bass fishing team has been named FLW’s Western Conference School of the Year. The team, which was ranked No. 1 among California college fishing teams after its inaugural season in 2019, is currently the nation’s top West Coast college team, listed at No. 59 in the nation (as of Nov. 19) in the School of the Year standings from Bass Pro Shops.

Simpson University Prepares to Celebrate Class of 2020 in Virtual Ceremony

A special ceremony celebrating the 260 graduates of Simpson University’s Class of 2020 is scheduled to air “live” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, on the university’s YouTube page. The online ceremony–honoring spring, summer and fall graduates–will follow the structure of an in-person commencement with introductions, speakers, special music, and presentation of the graduates.