News from Dick Boyden ’52

In October 2011 Dick Boyden ’52 celebrated his 78th birthday at the Montana de Fuego Lodge just outside of Fortuna, Costa Rica. Dick and his girlfriend Linda Genest were part of a 16-person group tour “Real Affordable Costa Rica,” sponsored by Overseas Adventure Travel.

Earlier in October, Dick drove to Greenwich, CT, and joined John Horton ’52 for a drive into New York City to attend the Deerfield gala dinner and evening program at the American Museum of Natural History that kicked off the forthcoming Imagine Deerfield campaign to raise 200 million dollars for the Academy over the next five years. They mingled with approximately 800 Deerfield alumni, students, parents, faculty, and friends of the school. The din of voices was mind-numbing. They sat at a sort of Class of ’52 table and were joined by Art ’52 and Susie Schwarz, Alan Samuels ’52, our Class of ’52 Chair in Mathematics recipient Nils Ahbel, Aaron Daniels ’53 and his wife, and, finally, a lovely Deerfield senior co-ed member of the Deerfield Chorale who performed beautifully that evening. It was a fun evening of shouted conversations back and forth.

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?

Contact the Office of Advancement

7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 306
Deerfield, MA 01342