A note from Wally Epstein

Wally Epstein writes to Bruce Grinnell: It was great catching up with you. It’s great that you three are breathing life into our collective class memories. After Deerfield I went to Wesleyan, Yale Law and NYU Law (in lieu of Vietnam). I married Susan, who I met on her first day at Smith. We have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.
Susan and I celebrated my 75th birthday with a trip to Cambodia,Laos,and Myanmar. It was a spectacular trip.

My youngest daughter currently works in Southeast Asia in an organization dedicated to literacy for young women.
Since law school I have been dedicated to providing legal services to deal-makers. The skill set is similar but the projects are incredibly diverse. Currently I am engaged in activities in which I have little skill but great enthusiasm: singing ( glee club in NY), bridge (my talented son is carrying me),mentoring(can’t stop a lawyer from doing this) and politics (Florida,Kentucky,NY, and wherever I can help the Democrats in this election).
I dream of a more peaceful world and I despair for the ever growing refugee crisis.
The one real positive is that I have tried to live by the positive values of the Boydens. I will always be grateful for the opportunity they provided.

Bruce Grinnell


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.

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Deerfield, MA 01342