News from ’71

John Haigis writes in: “Jan and I continue to work on history, trolleys and music in Darby and environs (just outside Philadelphia) and are in the early stages of creating an Academy of Building Conservation. Working on old buildings requires a special skill set and the best way to learn may be to work on old buildings (which we have in abundance, The greenest building is the one already built because it represents a past investment, present asset, and future possibility. We seek to appreciate, cherish and utilize the past but keep the indoor plumbing.

We are also seeking help to produce “Pudd’nhead” a folk-opera based on Twain’s “Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson” and “Wall Street Beggar’s Opera” updating John Gay’s 1728 classic where MacHeath is now a stockbroker and the Beggar impoverished by the economic collapse. Please visit us on the web and let us know how you are doing.

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