An Update from Charles Updike

Carl Rosenburgh, who did so much for our 50th reunion campaign is out of the hospital and in rehab after a successful bone marrow transplant. We all wish him well. Carl and his wife, Louise, and Dick Tatlow and his wife, Pat, have had homes in the Boulders in Carefree, AZ for many years and have retired there. My wife, Beth Kaufman, and I joined them about a year ago. Although we still spend most of the year in New York, we plan to chip away at the ratio. Carl, Dick and I all went through grade school together and have known one another for more than 70 years. We will all turn 75 next month within days of one another.

We have shared a Manhattan Theatre Club subscription with Jim and Ceci Tripp for nearly 10 years and are about to renew it. Jim’s extraordinary career of service to the country and his fellow man in various roles at the Environmental defense Fund, including General Counsel, is exemplary of what Deerfield can and does inspire people to do. His list of courthouse successes, extraordinary “win/win” solutions and other achievements have made him an environmentalist’s environmentalist. And he is still going.

I see Mike Bradley at least once a year at a New Year’s Day party in New York. Mike, too has had a successful legal career and is still going strong. I occasionally bump into Red Lewis in the barber shop in the basement of the Harvard Club. Although some grey has crept in, he is still very discernibly “Red” Lewis.

Charles Updike


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.

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Deerfield, MA 01342