SU in the News

  • 01.20.2018 - Simpson University Graduates More than 125 Students

    The Redding Record Searchlight posted this photo and story about Simpson University's winter commencement in January 2018. Redding City Council member and Simpson alumnus Adam McElvain was the guest speaker.

  • 01.16.2018 - Simpson University Offers Community Test Site

    This ActionNewsNow story highlights the new Prometric testing center on Simpson's campus. The center provides exam administration services for numerous businesses and is the only Prometric testing center in Northern California north of Chico.

  • 12.06.2017 - Dogs Visit Campus to Help with Study Stress

    These stories by ActionNewsNow and KRCR-TV highlight the local "Pause for Paws" program, which began at Simpson University three years ago. Haven Humane Society brings dogs to campus for students to play with between classes and finals as a way to help relieve stress.

  • 11.20.2017 - Simpson University Education Dean Addresses Teacher Shortage

    Dr. Craig Cook, dean of Simpson University's School of Education, was quoted in this Redding Record Searchlight article about the teacher shortage in California. He was also featured in this teacher recruitment promotional video put out by the Shasta County Office of Education (3:55). The video also includes Simpson alumna Judith Flores, Shasta County's superintendent of schools (3:37).

    From the article: "Anywhere from 35 to 40 credential teachers graduate from Simpson University in a typical semester, said Dr. Craig Cook, dean of Simpson's School of Education. He said Simpson has about 30 student-teachers in Redding-area schools and most of its graduates teach in the North State."

  • 11.09.2017 - Simpson University Professor Composes Concerto

    Dr. Dan Pinkston, chair of Simpson University's Music Department and an award-winning composer, is featured in this 17-minute interview on the Jefferson Exchange radio show. Dr. Pinkston talks about his original composition, "Concerto for Violin and Orchestra," that premiered at North State Symphony concerts on Nov. 11 and 12.

  • 10.21.2017 - SU Forum Features California Parole Board Hearing Commissioner

    Simpson University’s On the Same Page forum with Randy Grounds, a commissioner with the California Board of Parole Hearings, was featured in this Record Searchlight article and video. On the Same Page is a common reading program, which is covering Bryan Stevenson’s book Just Mercy.

  • 10.03.2017 - Simpson University Receives GEAR UP Grant

    Simpson University’s awarding of a $4.8 million dollar federal grant was featured in this Record Searchlight article. This grant will be used to administer GEAR UP programs at several North State middle schools and high schools.

    From the article: “Our objective is to get these students when they’re young and have a positive impact on them,” said Roger Janis, director of development at Simpson University.

  • 09.14.2017 – Simpson University Hosts College Quest Event

    Simpson University was mentioned in this KRCR-TV news story for being the host of College OPTIONS’ 18th College Quest event. High school students from all over the North state attended the event.

  • 09.13.2017 - Simpson Strike Teams, Athletics, and More Featured on Local Radio Show

    Simpson University community services coordinator Hannah Dewater, Director of Athletics Tom Galbraith, and Associate Vice President for Student Development Mike Loomis were featured guests on this KCNR 1460 AM morning talk show with Carl Bott. (The Simpson portion of the show starts at around 16:28.)

  • 09.07.17 - Simpson Alumna Named Shasta County Veterans Service Officer

    Celestina Traver, who has been selected as the new veterans service officer for Shasta County, is mentioned in this Redding Record Searchlight article as an alumna of Simpson University. Traver graduated from the ASPIRE program with a degree in psychology.

  • 09.06.17 - Simpson Alumnus Named Redding Police Chief

    Redding's new police chief, Roger Moore, is mentioned in this KRCR news story as an alumnus of Simpson University. Moore graduated from the ASPIRE program with a bachelor's degree in business and human resource management.

    From the video clip: “I’ve prepared my last 28 years in law enforcement for this day,” said Moore. “I am tremendously excited to lead the Redding Police Department into the future. I love this agency, and I love the community. I’m ready for this challenge.”

  • 09.01.2017 - Simpson University Welcomes New Students

    Simpson University’s Orientation Weekend was featured in this KRCR video clip.

    From the video: “I’m pretty excited,” said Bryson Zorich, a freshman from Rocklin, Calif. “I want to get to my dorm, get settled in, and meet new people.”

  • 08.31.2017 - Simpson Sends Athletics Apparel to Hurricane Victims

    Simpson University’s Athletics Department was featured in this Record Searchlight article and video for its effort in supporting victims of Hurricane Harvey. Tom Galbraith, Simpson's director of athletics, started collecting Simpson athletics apparel to send to Texas in response to a tweet from the University of Houston men’s basketball coach.

    From the video: "We’re glad to do it,” said Galbraith. “We really just hope for the best for them and their recovery efforts. Any little thing we can do to help here in California we’re trying to do."

  • 08.30.2017 - Simpson University Hosts Annual Business Luncheon

    Simpson University’s annual Business Leadership Luncheon was featured in this KRCR video clip. Dr. Tim Elmore spoke on “Generation Z: New Kids on the Block.”

    From the video: “A lot of is going to require us to stop being talking heads,” said Elmore. “I don’t think any kid is looking for a sage on the stage with a lecture, but I do think they’re looking for a guide on the side with experience. The more we can help them connect with each other and start conversations, I think we’re going to be able to get through to them.”

  • 08.08.2017 - Simpson Students Share Summer Missions Experience

    Simpson University’s WorldSERVE student missions program was featured in this KRCR-TV video clip. Students Andre Carrillo and Cindy Moua were interviewed about the overseas missions trips they went on over the summer.

  • 06.12.2017 - Simpson University Awarded $5 Million Grant

    Simpson University’s awarding of a $5 million dollar federal grant was featured in this Record Searchlight article and this KRCR-TV video clip. The grant will be used to administer Upward Bound programs at several North State high schools.

    From the KRCR TV video: “Northern California has terrific need in terms of education,” said Simpson University President Robin Dummer. “This is one way we can reach out and help.”

  • 05.17.2017 - Simpson President Announces Retirement

    The retirement announcement of Simpson University president Robin Dummer was featured in this Record Searchlight article and on Action News Now. Dr. Dummer, who has worked at the university in various capacities for 23 years, announced his plans to retire in May 2018.

  • 05.10.2017 - Simpson Softball Advances to Nationals

    The Simpson University softball team’s advancement to an NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round was featured in this KRCR-TV article and video clip.

    From the article: "I'm very excited about our team," said Wayne Stowe, Simpson’s head softball coach. "We have just continued to get better all year. We started off a little slow. We've built a lot of momentum and we are just playing really good softball right now."

  • 04.15.2017 - Simpson Softball Clinches Conference Title

    The Simpson University softball team’s four-game sweep against Benedictine University to clinch its sixth straight California Pacific (Cal Pac) Conference title was highlighted in this Record Searchlight article. The Red Hawks also earned the top seed in the Cal Pac playoffs and were scheduled to host the conference tournament on May 5-7.

  • 04.07.2017 - Simpson University Alumnus Hired as Men’s Basketball Coach

    Simpson University's new head men's basketball coach Todd FranklinThe hiring of Todd Franklin as Simpson University’s head men’s basketball coach and assistant athletic director was covered by The Record Searchlight and Action News Now. Franklin, a Simpson alumnus, comes to the Red Hawks after coaching at Liberty Christian High School for 21 seasons. He will begin his duties on May 1.

    From the Record Searchlight: “Our goal is to have a quality product on the court that the community of Redding can get behind and the young children of Redding will be dreaming of the day they too can wear a Simpson jersey," Franklin said.

  • 04.06.2017 - SU Alumna Appointed Shasta County Superintendent of Schools

    Simpson University alumna Judy FloresThe appointment of Simpson University alumna Judy Flores as the 26th Shasta County Superintendent of Schools was featured in this Record Searchlight article. Flores earned both her bachelor’s (’85) and master’s (’94) from Simpson. She has worked at the Shasta County Office of Education (SCOE) for 10 years and will start her new position on July 1.

    From the article: "We, within SCOE, need to be leaders who are continuously learning and improving so that the support we offer to schools and our community will ensure Shasta County students receive a quality education preparing them for high school graduation and success in career and college," Flores said.

  • 03.13.2017 - Downtown lodge closes, may open for students

    KRCR-TV interviewed several Simpson students and the Residence Life director for this story about a downtown lodge that might be converted into housing. Simpson University is a residential campus where undergraduates live in a residence hall unless an exception is applied for and approved. Living on campus is considered part of the holistic university experience. (More about Simpson's Residence Life program here)

  • 02.28.2017 - Simpson Athletes Earn All-Conference Basketball Honors

    Five Simpson University student-athletes were featured in this Record Searchlight story for earning all-California Pacific Conference basketball honors. Seniors Esther Wofford and Whitney Rodriguez were named to the women’s all-conference first team, and junior Fallon Greenhaw received honorable mention honors. Sophomore Josh Brakkee was named to the men’s all-conference first team, and sophomore Joseph Bosetti earned second-team honors.

  • 01.22.2017 - Red Hawks Host Cal Maritime in Conference Play

    Esther WoffordThe Simpson University men’s and women’s basketball teams home games against California Maritime Academy on Jan 21 were featured in the Record Searchlight. The night was highlighted by the women’s 77-66 victory over the Keelhaulers and senior Esther Wofford breaking the team’s all-time scoring record. The men’s team lost 77-67.

    From the article: “When I came in I was the only freshman on the team and I set a goal to be the all-time leading scorer and to win a championship,” Wofford said. “Seeing at least one of those goals accomplished is very exciting but it’s a lot of hard work.”

  • 01.21.2017 - Simpson Recognizes Graduates at Commencement Ceremonies

    Simpson University’s winter commencement ceremonies were highlighted in this Record Searchlight article. Over 160 graduates participated in two ceremonies on Jan. 21. Dr. Rick Fauss, adjunct professor of organizational leadership and Redding School District superintendent, was the featured speaker.

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