In 2010, Justin Cronin’s The Passage became a runaway bestseller. The Passage spent 3 months on The New York Times bestseller list and was featured on more than a dozen “Best of the Year” lists. The Passage inspired the FOX TV series which premiered in January 2019. The Twelve and The City of Mirrors, the second and third novels in the trilogy, were also critically acclaimed instant New York Times bestsellers. Justin Cronin is also the author of Mary and O’Neil (which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Stephen Crane Prize), and The Summer Guest. Other honors for his writing include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Whiting Writer’s Award.
"Ripp provided a very good foundation - I would not have gotten into Andover and Harvard without it. I was something of a nerd, which, at the time, wasn't an easy thing to be, but in the end it worked out fine. My guess is that many of my former Ripp classmates would be surprised to find me doing something as ethereal as writing novels for a living."
Rippowam Cisqua School - 1977
Phillips Academy Andover - 1980
Harvard University - B.A. 1984
Mary MacGill '03 is a Hudson Valley, New York and Block Island, Rhode Island - based artist working primarily in gold and semi-precious stones. Her minimalist style finds root in the ever-evolving shorelines of the American Northeast. Combining the fragility of wire with the strength of stone, Mary's work falls in the lineage of mentor Kazuko Oshima and sculptor Alexander Calder, focusing on the beauty of hammered imperfections and suspended forms.
"We were Mr. Duveen’s first class at RCS and as legend goes, he had us design a nuclear submarine that year in order to teach us “basic” physics. I was voted Project Manager and it was a true lesson in communication, teamwork, and leadership. Mr. Duveen gave us guidance, but really left us to our own devices to figure out a seemingly insurmountable problem. We all had to work really hard to stay organized and on the same page, but we pulled it out in the end and lived to present and tell the story to a board of real life nuclear engineers."
Rippowam Cisqua Scool - 2003
Lawrenceville School - 2006
Brown University - B.A. 2010
Rhode Island School of Design- 2012