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Simpson Success Stories

A student turns an international internship into a full-time job. A graduate uses math and medicine to save lives. An assistant professor receives funding to research Iowa streams. These are stories of how we thrive thanks to Simpson.

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Simpson College alumni Ryan Skaar and Derek Lyons posing in front of their ExpresSeed paltform created by NanoBio Designs LLC.

Research sparks Simpson startup

Research collaboration between professor and student produces innovative genetic technology

Simpson College graduate Matt Turnley ’20

Matt Turnley ’20

Three unique Exploreships helped Matt Turnely ’20 sharpen his passion for wildlife conservation and continue his education at BYU

Simpson College graduate Brendan Owings

Brendan Owings ’20

Balancing extracurricular activites with coursework helped prepare the former student-athlete for the dental program at the University of Missouri-

[My professors] had such an impact because they got to know me individually and understand who I am as a person, not just another paper to gra

Katrina Hartman ’20
Simpson College graduate Katrina Hartman
Simpson College graduate Emma Fleddermann with a tortoise at Blank Park Zoo.

Emma Fleddermann ’20

An internship at Blank Park Zoo helped Emma Fleddermann ’20 chart her course for the future

Simpson College graduate Molly Fisher

Molly Fisher ’20

Molly Fisher ’20 discovered her passion for coral reef conservation on a May Term trip to the Cayman Islands

Stephen Henrich ’13

Congratulations to Stephen Henrich ’13: Finalist for Rhodes Scholarship

Stephen Henrich, Rhodes Scholar Finalist

Stephen Henrich, Rhodes Scholar Finalist and ’13 Alum

I would not hesitate at all to choose Simpson again!

Dr. Allison Boardman
Dr. Allison Boardman
Adam Stewart

Adam Stewart '18

“I wanted a classroom size where I could have direct and immediate dialogue with professors.”


Clint Meyer

The Bug Man

Stephen Henrich

Stephen Henrich '13

Triple Major With 4 Years Of Undergraduate Research

Emily Magers

Emily Magers '15

Research Project and Multiple Leadership Positions

Sarah Hale '13

EMC Insurance Actuary


John Greaves '14

Summer Medical Research Studying Cells

Haley Roecker and mom

Haley Roecker '13

From Simpson to Veterinary School

Nate Thomson

Nate Thomson '08

Jackie Janecek

Jacki Janecek '12

Dennis May

Dennis May '18

Marine Student Strengthens Veteran’s Resources on Campus

Walter Mask

Walker Mask '17

Finds Success at His Time