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Congratulations to the 2022 Alumnae/i Association Award recipients!

The Simmons Alumnae/i Association Executive Board is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Alumnae/i Achievement Awards have been selected and will be honored in a ceremony during Reunion weekend at our annual Alumnae/i Association meeting on June 4, 2022.  The winners were nominated and selected by their fellow Simmons alumnae/i, who serve as volunteers for the Alumnae/i Association.

The recipients of our annual awards for both  2021 and 2020 were celebrated virtually during Reunion weekend,  June 3-6, 2021.

See the complete profiles for our 2021 honorees.
Read about 2020's Alumnae/i Achievement Award Winners.


Community Service Award
Kenyora L. Parham '10

Kenyora L. Parham is a member of the Class of 2010 of Simmons University (formerly College), where she received her degree in Public Health. As an undergrad and former President of the Black Student Organization, she helped to lead various efforts of zero tolerance against racial and gender discrimination and also lead the 40th Anniversary of the 10 Demands. Kenyora is the current President of the African American Alumnae/i Association at Simmons University, and was a recipient of the 2019 Alumnae/i Service Award for her work on the 2018 Black Alumnae/i Symposium Planning Committee.

Currently, Kenyora serves as the Executive Director of End Rape on Campus, a national non-profit that works to end campus sexual violence. Prior to joining EROC, Kenyora served as the Assistant Director for Brandeis University's Office of Precollege Programs, where she directed four out of seven pre-collegiate residential programs for high school teens.

Sarah J. Galvez '14

Her additional work experience includes working at Strong Women, Strong Girls, a nationally recognized multigenerational mentoring program for elementary school girls, college and professional women. Kenyora has over a decade of experience working with youth, families, and community leaders in the nonprofit sector.

Kenyora was selected as the recipient of the 2022 Community Service Award for her long and varied work in community-oriented organizations. In addition to her service to Simmons, she served on the Alumni Association Board at Boston University’s School of Social Work, holds a Certificate in Community Leadership and Social Change from the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University through the Community  Fellow Program (CFP)of the Institute for Nonprofit Practice, and she is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Originally from Lynn, MA, Kenyora currently lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband, Franklin.


Alum Service Award

Enna Jimenez ‘91 ‘06E

Enna Jimenez is an Award-Winning Change Champion who has over 30 years in multiple industries with expertise in Leadership, Technology and Transformation Management. Currently, Enna is the Business Transformation and Quality Leader at IDEMIA, an augmented identity security organization. She has a huge passion for Diversity and Inclusion, talent engagement and community organizations.

Enna has held a number of leadership roles at Simmons; she served as the President of the Alumnae/i Association Executive Board and on the Simmons College Board of Trustees. Dr. Lynn Wooten, President of Simmons University appointed Enna as the Presidential Adviser for Alumni Engagement.


Enna just received the Hispanic Lifestyle 2022 Latinas of Influence award as well as is included in ALPFA Latinas to Watch 2021 list. Enna is a Co-Author of Extraordinary Latinas: Powerful Voices of Resilience, Courage & Empowerment, a book elevating the voice of 12 Latina leaders. 

The March edition of Hispanic Executive magazine featured Enna as one of the 2021 Leading Latinas. Enna received the Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering (E.L.I.T.E.) Award from National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Boston Professionals. Enna is a member of the following Board of Directors: ALPFA National Board, Big Brothers Big Sister of Eastern MA, The Pathway Initiative (TPI) and Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Advisory Board. Enna is one of 92 Hispanics featured in the first edition book Hispanic Stars Rising: A New Face of Power.


Lifetime Achievement Award

Jane Frahm ‘59

Jane Frahm is a graduate of the Simmons University (formerly known as Simmons College) class of 1959. Jane has worked as a physical therapist in a number of roles throughout her career, including at MGH, Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, L’Hopital Cantonal in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Hutzel Hospital and Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan. Since her early involvement in Pelvic Floor rehabilitation, she has lectured nationally and internationally on various aspects of the physical therapist’s role in the management of incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction. She mentors and teaches therapists on examination and treatment techniques, and lectures on pregnancy, breast cancer, pelvic floor health, and most recently inclusivity to physical therapy and physical therapist assistant students at University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Macomb Community College, Baker College, OB/GYN Grand Rounds, RIM staff seminars, local professional groups, and more. Over the years, she has contributed to professional literature with specialty articles and collaboration on book chapters.

Jane was nominated for the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award by her classmates, who note that even 60 years after graduating from Simmons together, Jane continues to share her knowledge and expertise with her classmates and friends at Reunions. Jane’s nomination was supported by several of her classmates, as well as students and colleagues that she has worked with and mentored throughout the years. Jane continues to work with patients, and has no plans to stop anytime soon.

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