Class Note for ’68

Jim Alvord reports: “After a lengthy career in Retail Merchandising, with stops at several department and discount stores, I was recruited 11 years ago by San Diego-based Petco Stores, where I spent seven years until opening my own consulting firm, JBA Marketing, Inc., working with pet industry suppliers on their products and marketing efforts. My wife Ana and I will celebrate our 28th Anniversary this June; we continue to enjoy our children’s progress — 26-year-old Megan is a theater stage-management professional, having spent 4 years in New York on- and off-Broadway with several productions; she has recently returned to California to work at The LaJolla Playhouse. Our younger daughter Grace is an exceptional junior-year student at Cathedral Catholic High School and is winnowing down her college choices for a final decision soon. Son Michael, just turning 13, is thankful for the extended California youth baseball season to feed his passion almost year-round. Although far away from east-coast family, we do get back to Squam Lake (NH) each summer for a visit, with an occasional drive-thru visit to Deerfield when we’re down that way. Work and other family commitments preclude a Reunion trip this year, but I wish all my fellow classmates a good time this June; we’ll be there with you in spirit. Enjoy!”

Jim Alvord

Class of 1968

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