As published in the New York Times: ‘Jill Nicole Filipovic and Ty Lohrer McCormick were married Jan. 29 at the Talisman restaurant in Nairobi, Kenya. Diane Lucas, an assistant attorney general for the State of New York and a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life Minister for the occasion, officiated. The bride, 34, is a Nairobi-based freelance journalist and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She graduated cum laude from N.Y.U., from which she also received a law degree. She is the author of ‘The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness,” (National Books, 2017). She is a daughter of Mary Judith Filipovic and Michael Filipovic, both of Seattle. The bride’s father, who works in Seattle, is the federal public defender for Western Washington. Her mother is a nurse manager at Northwest Hospital, also in Seattle. The groom, who is 30 and also works in Nairobi, is the Africa editor of Foreign Policy magazine. He graduated with distinction from Stanford and received a master’s degree from Oxford. He also received a second masters’ from Queen’s University in Belfast in Northern Ireland. He is a son of Eva Barbara Lohrer and Dr. Robert Keith McCormick, both of Amherst, Mass. The groom’ mother is a certified public accountant there. His father is a chiropractic physician, also in Amherst. The couple met in December 2013 on a press trip to Malawi organized by the United Nations Foundation, where they groom impressed the bride by changing a blown-out tire on the way to interview then-president Joyce Banda.’

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