’61 News

I am still glowing with pleasure having attended our 50th last year, and I am already anticipating 2016. I simply don’t understand why everyone but me has gotten fat and old. However, I feel certain that I can catch up in four years. It was particularly great to have Dericks, Dees, and Doley under one roof. If you add a touch of Fuller and Fleming, we were “thick as thieves”. I guess now one would say that we are just “thick”.

Betty and I are still very actively “horsing around” with Betty still completing at a high level. That high level left me long ago as a competitor, but I am thoroughly enjoying the role as trainer.

Our young son, Reynolds, and his wife, Val, are expecting our third grandchild in October. He will be on the Deerfield waiting list in November.

The “goings on” at Deerfield are simply amazing. For all of us who worried about adding a female clan, it is obvious that we were only jealous and not worried about the best interests of the Academy. The Quid would be proud.

Ernie Oare Class of 1961

Frequently Asked Questions

Upon graduating from Deerfield, alumni enter a diverse network of former Deerfield students. Deerfield alumni have ventured into almost every area of employment, and many are at the top of their respective fields. The advantages of this vast network are numerous and significant, as every member of the Deerfield family receives the following:

Alumni are also eligible for alumni awards, such as the Ashley Award, Heritage Award, and the Mimi Morsman Award.

There are no membership fees or dues for members of the Deerfield family, but Deerfield does ask for assistance in a few areas. First of all, in order for Deerfield to have the most up-to-date records possible, we encourage members to keep us apprised of their current contact info. Alumni are also urged to direct all concerns and suggestions regarding Deerfield’s operations through the Executive Committee, the governing body of the Alumni Association. The committee acts as the voice of the alumni body, and works closely with the school administration. In order to keep tuition affordable and the quality of a Deerfield education at its highest, the Academy depends upon the continuing support of alumni and their families. This support can take the form of annual or capital gifts, or time spent volunteering on behalf of Deerfield.

There are Deerfield Clubs in many major American cities. Please visit here for more information on specific clubs and their sponsored events. 

Of course! Be sure to read the latest issue of From Albany Road in your email’s in-box for current news of what is happening on campus. As we also send out periodic invitations, it’s always best to make sure we have your current physical address. And if you do plan on visiting campus, why not tell us ahead of time?

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7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 306
Deerfield, MA 01342