“The world needs you to ask the questions that we feel too sheepish to ask, the questions to which no one knows the right answer. The world needs you to reconfigure the pieces in a way that’s against the rules. The world needs you because you can recognize the gears that are grinding, which over time others have come to rationalize and accept. The world needs you to see it with fresh eyes.”- Eli Pariser ’96,
Founder of Upworthy.com
and board president of MoveOn.org
Our alumni leave Simon’s Rock with more than a degree; they leave here with stories.
They didn’t get here by shuffling through a conventional educational trajectory, and they’re not going to stop chasing down challenging, meaningful work after graduation. True, our alumni might wind up explaining their education to others who aren’t quite as familiar with the path they chose, but that’s a conversation they welcome. Typically, coming to Simon’s Rock is just the first of many atypical, open-minded, bold moves they’ve made in their careers.
Read our alumni stories. You’ll hear how Rockers are carrying their passion for ideas and commitment to the common good with them into their lives after Simon’s Rock. You’ll hear how they’re still rethinking conventions, challenging themselves and others to push past preconceptions, and working hard to build a better, smarter, saner world.
They’re still Rockers, after all.