At New England College of Optometry, the partnerships extend far beyond our 424 Beacon Street campus. On February 25, 2018, President Clifford Scott, OD, MPH, and Anne Zettek-Sumner, RN, M.Ed, teamed up to participate in the C.R.A.S.H.-B., (Charles River All Stars Has Beens) indoor rowing championships at Boston University.
President Scott is an avid rower, and Zettek-Sumner is a world-class coxswain. She also serves as the coordinator of NECO’s clinical Quality Improvement Program with UMass Medical Center.
The day-long event included rowers of all ages in various divisions competing in 1,000 and 2,000 meter events on ergometers. Dr. Scott and Ms. Zettek-Sumner took home the Bronze Medal in the Senior Veteran division. Dr. Scott, a rower on the men’s competition team at Community Rowing, credits her with keeping him on a grueling pace throughout the 2000 meter event.