Michael Carboy ’77 in Hong Kong

Michael Carboy ’77 writes, “Greetings All!  After having endured the pollution in Beijing for 2 years, I relocated to Hong Kong in May 2011 where I head up the China research function for Deutsche Bank’s “DB Climate Change Advisors” unit.  What remarkable contrasts between the greentech world in the US where progress is hobbled by politics and here in China where progress, albeit sometimes ham-handed, continues as an key element of national strategy.  The culture of Beijing and Hong Kong are pretty darned different and I have yet to decide which, when finally boiled down, I prefer.  The Chinese political antics and deciphering what it all means in both cities keeps things forever interesting. If anyone happens to be transiting through HK, please let me know.  Won’t make the reunion this year, so best to all!  Oh, and if you think you are too old to learn anything new, you can!  Somehow this linguistically lame fellow managed to learn enough Chinese in 2009 to get around, function as a Beijing resident and rap a bit with the locals.”

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