A Long Deerfield Legacy

Our family was pleasantly surprised to see the tribute to Bayard DeMallie ’56 from his induction into Worcester Academy’s Hall of Fame in the Spring/Summer issue of Deerfield Magazine. Unfortunately, because it was prepared by Worcester Academy for their audience, it overlooked his strong loyalty to Deerfield throughout his life and his family’s Deerfield legacy spanning four generations. His father, Gardener ’29, father-in-law, James Cowan ’30, uncle, John Carley ’32, brother-in-law, James Cowan III ’61, and his brothers, Gardener Jr ’54 and Glenn ’63, are all Deerfield graduates. Three children and grandchildren have graduated from Deerfield in the last four decades, including Bayard DeMallie III ’80, Mary Rockett ’11 and Bayard DeMallie IV ’19. Three other grandchildren, Sam Rockett ’20, Garret DeMallie ’21, and Cooper DeMallie ’22, are current students. All told, 14 members of the family have attended Deerfield and one was a member of the faculty in the 1960s. ‘B’ would have been filled with pride to watch his five grandchildren complete on football and lacrosse fields, sharing the bonds that connect all Deerfield graduates.”— Bayard DeMallie III ’80 

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 regional events in many major American cities. Please visit here for more information on regional engagement. 

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?

Contact the Office of Advancement


7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 306
Deerfield, MA 01342