Post-35th Reunion Notes

The following are comments submitted by ’77 classmates following the 35th Reunion:

David King: At the reunion it was terrific to hear about people’s lives, especially when one has a rear view mirror image of their 17 yr old selves.

Peter Heymann: However, I must note that my son saw our reunion photo and exclaimed that (except for Martin) we look phenomenally old. Oh dear. Perhaps it is time to take up a musical instrument.

Wayne Wall: What an exceptional time! Really appreciate that so many of our brethren made the effort to reconnect. It certainly reinforced the common notion that people don’t really change. I never feel much older when going to the DA reunions, and this was no exception. It’s a special time to experience the best of past and present with the very best of friends and colleagues.

Jamie MacPherson: There is so much great humor, good will, and impressive achievement among our class that it’s hard not to say that the one common thread that runs through us all – Deerfield – could not have been a meaninful part of what has made us all what we are 35 years later. Looking forward to the 40th (jeeez, that can’t be possible!?!).

Gordon Van Dusen: It was a blast to catch up with so many of you after 35 years. I will not miss another reunion.

Townley Paton: Thanks to all of you for making me feel like a lucky person. Please plan to go skiing in Squaw Valley next winter and give me a call. First two rounds are on me.

Paul Embree: PJ, Meredith and I all had a blast. Really enjoyed catching up with everyone, and great for my kids to be a part of it. Probably the best reunion yet!
Look me up when you’re in Chicago!

Jack Bohman: I can’t thank you all enough for a very fulfilling weekend. If any of you get anywhere near the Cape and don’t call, I will be upset.

Mike Sheehan: That was the most fun I have had in a long, long time and it was great seeing you all and reconnecting… It is bizarre how fresh the connections are… 35 years disappeared in an instant!

Matt King: I can’t believe how important DA was in my life – as evidenced by the camaraderie we still have after *gulp* 35 years. Seems like yesterday. Loved seeing you all and being back in the cradle of my/our development!

David Martin: As I stood outside McAlister looking across campus I was reminded again how incredibly lucky I was to have attended Deerfield. In my work now I deal with many organizations in the education reform space and am frequently reminded of how attending a school like Deerfield is a completely different world. So I’m very thankful for the friendships I have been able to make and the experiences I have had that have come from that.

Bill Adams: It was good to see all of you again. I, too, was amazed at the collective talent our classmates have.

Tucker Smith Class of 1977

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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