March 2017
Alumni eNewsletter


Dear Simpson University Alumni,

I wanted to let you know about an update in our accrediting status and ask for your prayers and support as we move forward, in confidence and anticipation.

We have been accredited as a university for nearly 50 years with the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Simpson University received an action letter from WSCUC on March 15 that continues the university's accreditation (a good thing!), with a status of probation. Probation means we have two years to demonstrate significant progress in the areas of strategic planning and financial sustainability. We take this seriously and have already been addressing these two areas of concern identified by WSCUC.

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Grab those Bikes!

Simpson University is excited to roll out the 2nd Annual Red Hawk Ride — a multi-distance, fun, family-friendly bicycle ride and run with routes of 6.2 (10K), 25, 50, and 100 miles. On Saturday, April 8, 2017, the ride will roll through beautiful rural northern California with majestic Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen as the backdrop. The purpose of this event is to promote healthy living in our greater Redding and Nor Cal communities while raising scholarship money for Simpson students, many of whom are local. 


"It is Well" Concert

More than 1,000 people gathered for a free collaborative worship concert March 3 featuring Simpson University choral ensembles and Redding-based singer-songwriter Kristene DiMarco and her band.

The "It Is Well" concert was directed by Dr. Cyril Myers Jr. and showcased Simpson music students and faculty, the Simpson Chorale, and Trinity Repertory Singers. Members of the Weaverville Community Chorus joined the groups onstage for a rousing number titled “Hope for Resolution.”

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Alumni Directory Updates

We're updating our data records and creating a new alumni directory. We have partnered with Publishing Concepts (PCI), who will be verifying your information as well as offering your opportunity to purchase one of the directory packages. You may contact them at 1.800.917.0938.

If you prefer, you may update your information at the link below.

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Golf Tournament

Registration is now open for the Athletics annual golf tournament, which helps fund scholarships and other operating costs for our nearly 250 Red Hawk student-athletes.

Sign up now for what is sure to be a great day on the links.

If you have additional questions, please contact Robin Bankson at (530) 226-4703.

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Samuelson Mission Fund Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the Samuelson Mission Fund. This fund was established for the purpose of assisting Simpson University graduates planning a career in missions with the retirement of their student loan debt. Click the below for more information or to apply. Pictured are Rod and Dianna Samuelson, flanked by the 2014 recipients, Nate and Darlene Huntsinger (left) and Sarah Parodi (right).

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Let us Know!

We love to hear about your life! Let us know when you get married, have a baby, write a book,
move or get a new job. Just send a note to


Preview Weekend

Invite potential students and parents to visit Simpson University.

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Fun-filled Weekend

Potential students can get a jump-start on becoming part of Simpson.

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16th Annual Event

Business Leadership Luncheon features Dr. Tim Elmore. Registration opens soon.

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Upcoming Events

  • Spring Concert - April 7
  • Athletics Golf Tournament - April 7
  • Red Hawk Ride - April 8
  • Jazz Concert - April 8
  • Shasta Symphony Orchestra Concert - April 22 & 23
  • Spring Commencement - April 29
  • Red Hawk Summer - June 23-24 and July 21-22
  • Informational Open House for Teaching Credential and MA in Education - July 18
  • Informational Open House for Adult Studies - July 26
  • 16th Annual Business Leadership Luncheon - August 30
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Office of Alumni Relations
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