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Tollison, director of the graduate communications program, was recognized at the 2022 Undergraduate Commencement ceremony on May 22.
Her memoir was adapted for the popular Netflix Series of the same name. Piper Kerman committed a crime; she served a year in prison; she learned how to survive; and she came out with a purpose – to advocate for prison justice reform. She now serves on the board of the Women’s Prison Association.
Merrimack College is bringing her story and her advocacy for prison reform to campus with four separate events during March:
These events are sponsored by The Women’s and Gender Studies Department in collaboration with the Departments of Criminology, Sociology, Psychology, World Languages and Cultures, The Merrimack Program Board, Office of Student Involvement, the Writing Center, Campus Life, and McQuade Library.