Class Notes for 1956

“Jon Blake continues his pro bono contribution for workable election reform, as he recovers from a broken hip.
Denis Turko divides his time between New Jersey and Florida, dispensing investment advice as he prepares for his second back surgery.
Brad Oelman welcomed his first great-grand-daughter and celebrated his mother-in-law’s 101st birthday in Cincinnati.
Five years after Merrill Magowan’s wife’s sudden death his oldest son’s family moved into his house, providing companionship, much better food than he could manage, and a great grand-daughter. He reports that everything we have heard about San Francisco is accurate or understated; downtown office vacancy is 32% resulting in hotels, restaurants and shops closing for good.
Dennis Furbush continues his globe-trotting with the Association for Industrial Archaeology to Bath, England. Then to fairs in Syracuse, New York, and Springfield, Massachusetts, followed by a Viking cruise to Santiago, Chile. For years Hans Wurster and his wife, MJ, have burned up the national and international rowing circuit. Hans took time off in the spring to have his aortic valve replaced, in Denver, then returned to his high altitude home in Breckenridge, Colorado, where he and MJ will be resuming their training. Charlie Weymouth says that into his 55th year of Independent Architectural/Urban Planning practice his design board just went empty, albeit what’s left of his brain daily challenges land use and Politicians. Due to legs, tennis given up a year and a half ago. His grand-nephew was a Deerfield oarsman. Dave Elliott and his wife, Mai, rode out hurricane Hilary in Claremont, California. He also rode out a TIA and was subsequently given a clear bill of health.” – Joe Twichell ’56

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