The 2017-2018 academic year will be an exciting year for us as we welcome Christopher Ames as Russell Sage’s 10th President. I am honored to be working closely with him and other college leaders to represent the voice of our 14,000 RSC alumnae living and working around the world.
The Honorable Allison Nutting ’11 was elected to New Hampshire’s state legislature – officially known as the General Court – in 2016. She spoke to Connections about her first year in office.
“I love to teach and travel. This program does both,” said Professor of Economics Manijeh Sabi, Ph.D., who is spending her fall 2017 sabbatical on the faculty of Semester at Sea, a study abroad program set on a ship that offers credit-bearing classes as it sails around the world.
Trona Cenac RSC ’18 received a summer fellowship to work at a public charter school with a mission to prepare low-income students for college. The Mathematics major, who grew up on the island of St. Lucia then lived with extended family and friends while she attended high school in New York City, said her own teachers and a support system at Russell Sage College, have inspired her campus and community service.
After she beat ovarian cancer, promoting health and wellness became the focus of Andrea Annese-Como’s professional life, and fundraising and advocacy on behalf of ovarian cancer research and awareness became her personal mission.
Morgan Heyward ’17 hopes the final project of her Theatre degree will be used to promote discussions of race and diversity on college campuses.
Over her 33-year, award-winning career Beth Johnson contributed to initiatives that placed science front and center at the National Park Service. In 2016, as Russell Sage College and NPS celebrated centennials, Johnson spoke on campus as part of the Women in Science lecture series. She later told Connections MORE.
Jennifer Dwyer McIntosh is head athletics trainer at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. In her role, McIntosh oversees sports medicine for approximately 480 student-athletes in 18 varsity sports, helping them maintain appropriate physical condition for safe competition.
Sage Theatre Institute’s Backbeard: The Musical was selected from hundreds of entries for the 2017 New York Musical Festival. Fifteen students and alumni were part of the cast and crew for Backbeard’s New York City run. Read reaction from the young performers making their New York City stage debut!
Michelle Masters spent spring 2017 in India, completing her bachelor’s degree and volunteering at an orphanage. It was her first trip overseas and it was made possible by a scholarship from the American Institute for Foreign Study, awarded annually to a student who demonstrates a commitment to social justice.
Adrienne Dudla '18 participated in the highly selective Leadership & Education Program for Students in Integrative Medicine. Dudla was one of only 20 – and one of the few undergraduates – accepted to the program that attracts medical and health sciences students from the nation’s best schools.