Applause! Applause!

Ross faculty, staff, students, and alumni achieve many accomplishments throughout the year, both on and off campus. This month, we’re recognizing the successes of Marco Marsans, Carley Wootton, and Nikki Betuel, as well as faculty members Suzanne Jeffrey, Debra McCall, and Ned Smyth. 

Members of the Ross Cross Country team took part in Andy’s Run 5K in Sag Harbor on October 5. The run was held in honor of Andy Neidnig, a marathoner and WWII vet who competed in more than 30 marathons, including one that took place when he was 80 years old. Three students placed first in their categories: Marco Marsans, Carley Wootton, and Nikki Betuel. Congratulations to our Ross runners!

College Counselor Suzanne Jeffrey was chosen over 550 other applicants to present a workshop titled “Implementation of Ethics and Mindfulness in the Classroom” at the annual conference of the National Association of Independent Schools in Orlando, Florida, at the end of February. She will also give the workshop at the East Asia Regional Council of Schools Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, in March. The content of the workshop stems from Suzanne’s book, Global Ethics Curriculum: Implementing Ethics into the Classroom.

Dean of Cultural History Debra McCall will give a lecture at The Watermill Center on Wednesday, November 6, at 7pm, in which she will present her story of reconstructing the 1920s Bauhaus Dances of Oskar Schlemmer. She will explain the philosophy and work of Bauhaus artists and screen a film of her reconstructions, based on her extensive research in the field. A description of the lecture can be found at the Watermill Center's website.

The works of Visual Arts teacher Ned Smyth are on display at Salomon Contemporary gallery in New York City in a show titled “Those Who Remember.” More information about the exhibit can be found at Salomon Contemporary's website. A little closer to home, Ned has been invited to contribute to an exhibit titled “Artists Choose Artists” at Parrish Museum in Southampton from November 10 to January 19. At the Parrish, Ned will not only show his own monumental photographs and small objects, but he was also asked to choose two lesser-known East End artists to show their works. More information about that exhibit can be found at Parrish Art Museum's website.