End of a Great Run!

Well, 42 years after arriving in the valley, it appears my run is at an end. My son, Thomas, graduated with the class of 2012 last month, following his sister, Elizabeth, who was in the class of 2010. The past six years have been almost as much fun as the first four so long ago. Indeed, at one time during our tenure as parents, over a dozen members of the class of ’75 had children at DA — parents’ weekends were mini reunions! I will be forever grateful to the school for the love of learning, the character, the high standards, and the wonder at our beautiful world it instilled in both me and my children. My wife Jane, not a DA graduate (at least in part due to her gender!), has become a devotee of the Academy as well. The school has changed much — and yet, not at all. I encourage those of you who have not had the chance to visit to do so, it remains a remarkable place. I guess for the near future, I will have to be content to limp around during alumni soccer games and to look forward to seeing many of you at our next reunion in 3 years’ time. Ralph Earle Class of 1975

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 regional events in many major American cities. Please visit here for more information on regional engagement. 

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?

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7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 306
Deerfield, MA 01342