Leadership Is Vital for Success

I have spent the past year working with organizations around the world who are seeking to build and instill “Leadership Cultures” within the “DNA” of their organizations. In my expereince, our biggest challenge today is not financial crisis nor revolutionary movements. It is the absence of individuals who possess the courage to stand up, tell the truth and be leaders within their chosen fields and careers. Where are the Leadership Role Models for today’s challenging times? Leadership is not about the office or title an individual has placed upon them or before them. Leadership is living each day the values you believe in and through which, you desire to be judged by others. Where have these values gone? Where do we see the likes of a George C. Marshall, Harry Truman , Frank Boyden or Jaun Trippe? Are we reaping the rewards for allowing several generations of our children to be told ,”How wonderful they are, there are no losers and everyone receives a medal?” Accountability, truth, honest discussions and understanding we are all “Brothers and Sisters,” is the key for all our futures. There is no substitute for excellence!
Nathan Mobley Jr Class of 1953

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