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10 Years and 5 DOLLS

This past week, The Scott/Ross Center celebrated its' 10th Year Anniversary with a wonderful reception that included former S/RC student leaders, alumnae/i, faculty, staff, community partners and many others associated with the College and the S/RC. It was an amazing evening with many exciting surprises and new and old connections made.

Emily Scott Pottruck '78 with the support of David Pottruck and Arlene Ross Gross'47, led the 5 Decades of London Learners (5 Dolls) committee, made up of 30 alumna and S/RC staff in a special surprise initiative honoring Steve London and his five decades of promoting community service at Simmons. The 5 Dolls created a photo book of memories for Steve and also promoted the S/RC 10th Anniversary Campaign that generated funds for the Steve London Scholarship and S/RC Current Programming. There were two challenge grants for the 5Dolls a $1 to $2 match and an additional $25,000 if they obtained 300 donors. For more information and to participate through the end of the month

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The 5Dolls read two proclamations recognizing Simmons College and the Scott/Ross Center for the 10th Anniversary, one from Boston Mayor, Thomas Menino and one from Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick.

Speakers included Simmons President Helen Drinan: Vice President, The Boston Foundation, Robert Lewis Jr.; Emily Scott Pottruck and the 5 Dolls, and of course Professor of Sociology and S/RC Director, Steve London.


Posted by Carolyn Grimes on October 22, 2011 6:10 PM


great news..congrat

Huge congratulations. You all look lovely on the pictures!

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The Scott/Ross Center for Community Service facilitates and promotes community service and service-learning for Simmons College students, faculty and staff in Greater Boston and beyond. By developing reciprocal partnerships with community-based organizations, we enrich and expand students' educational and co-curricular experiences.