Back from Afghanistan

Brad Butz ’79 writes: “Best wishes to all of my classmates, and greater Deerfield family! I spent a little bit of time this past year in Kandahar, Afghanistan, as the senior U.S. Air Force officer assigned to NATO’s Regional Command South (RC-S). It was a great experience and yet another opportunity to reinforce the importance of building relationships with global allies on a personal basis. It is these personal relationships that form the foundations for improving security, enabling military and law enforcement to protect the population which allows development and sustainment of an economy that fuels infrastructure and education. All of these lead to stability and long-term viability of local, state, and national government for a nation made up of many tribes. Jay Morsman taught me all of this! We are not close to completing the mission, but the women, children, and families of Afghanistan see the results, the potential, have hope for freedom, and a better future. Your sons and daughters are serving our nation well! Cheers to all from Yorktown, VA!”

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?

Contact the Office of Advancement

7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 306
Deerfield, MA 01342