John Knight added to Alumni Executive Committee

Following in the footsteps of previous member (and former President) PB Weymouth, John Knight is pleased to announce that he has been added to the Executive Committee of the Deerfield Alumni Association for a three year term.

The EC consists of up to 26 alumni distributed across the decades who work to engage their fellow classmates with information about DA and excuses to congregate like Day of Service and Choate Day. Fun to be with other rabid DA supporters from across the years, especially Paula Griffith Edgar ’95 and Dave Hagerman ’64 and Syd Williams ’85.

We heard from Marjorie Young, Director of Inclusion, about her role in helping all students and faculty create a positive learning atmosphere for everyone. On the face of it it sounds a little contrived but as we know from the media the definitions of typical roles in society seem to be blurring.  At the end of the day one thing seems clear, if a student is feeling out of place at DA, its important for them to know there is support nearby, either on the corridor or at an office.  I’m pretty sure that was just as important back in our day.

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