As I head for a ninetith birthday and have retired from active business work there is more time to reflect on one’s life. After graduation from Deerfield I enlisted in the US Army and was assigned to duty in Alaska for the duration of my assignment. Deerfield education resulted in an offer to further my military career as an officer, but I opted to attend an engineering college. Did this at RPI. Upon graduation joined NY Telephone,
had assignments at Bell Labs & ATT & other East coast telephone companies following the Bell System breakup with ever increasing responsibilities. Retired after 36 years and went to work for NEC America reporting to the President. Multiple trips to Japan for my education and around the US to introduce NEC to telephone executives. Had the preasure of announcing on national TV the winner of the NEC World Series of Golf held at the Firestone Country Club. Following this had a short time as President & CEO of Numerex in Georgia. As I look back on these experiences I believe Deerfield contributed greatly to my accomplishments.

Pinehurst, NC

Gordon T. Ray


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