Simpon’s Upward Bound Program Awarded $7.2 Million in Grant Funding

Simpson’s Upward Bound program was just rewarded over $7.2 million grant funding by the federal government.  Upward Bound is a federal TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education, which provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately … Continue reading Simpon’s Upward Bound Program Awarded $7.2 Million in Grant Funding

Legacy Lives On

For nearly thirty-five years the Oberg family has been sowing their legacy at Simpson University. Three generations have taken part in the growth of the university, reaped the advantage of a Christ-centered education, and grown to be a part of the Simpson family long after graduating. A “legacy student” is defined as a student whose … Continue reading Legacy Lives On

Black History Month

On January 21, 2022, Eddie McAllister became the first recipient of Simpson University’s MLK Humanitarian Award. Mr. McAllister’s Christian faith commitment, as well as his long-lasting commitment towards promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout Shasta County strongly reflects the attributes noted in the MLK Humanitarian Award. Mr. McAllister faithfully attends and serves as an elder … Continue reading Black History Month

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.

More Simpson University anglers qualify for nationals

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 Takes Home Top ‘America’s Got Talent’ Prize

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 Welcomes New Director of Athletics

Simpson University is pleased to announce the hire of Tom Seitz as director of athletics. Seitz brings more than 25 years of experience as a collegiate player, coach, administrator and commissioner. He has served as the athletic director and/or coach for colleges and universities competing in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I, II and III levels.

Simpson University Announces Start of Engineering, Technology, Digital Media

Simpson University is pleased to announce the awarding of $1 million in grants toward the launch of new programs in engineering, digital media, and technology.

The Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation and The Fletcher Jones Foundation, both of which have supported Simpson University programs in the past, have agreed to provide up to $500,000 each over the next three years toward facilities, lab equipment, faculty and marketing of the new programs, which includes engineering, computer information systems (CIS), and digital media.

Simpson University Honors Students During Virtual Awards Chapel

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University honored students, faculty and staff for academic achievements and outstanding contributions to the community in an end-of-the-year awards chapel service. With the campus closed due to the coronavirus shutdown, the Academic Office gathered videos from faculty and staff announcing the award winners and compiled them into an hourlong presentation that premiered on … Continue reading Simpson University Honors Students During Virtual Awards Chapel

Simpson University Hosts Virtual ‘Open House’ to Finish Semester

With spring commencement rescheduled to December, Simpson University professors and staff created a special way to honor the class of 2020 during what would have been their graduation week.

A virtual “open house” was set up for the evening before graduation, designed to connect students and their families with professors and classmates.