Sleep, Eat, Exercise, Engage (socially), Stretch

My wife Anne and I celebrated our 65th wedding anniversary on July 2nd. In 2011 we moved to Fox Hill Village, a retirement community in Westwood, MA. Living is easy and agreeable in all respects. We have three daughters (two Smith and one Amherst)– two of whom are close by and the other in Pelham NY; there are five grandchildren. All are well, active and productively engaged. Anne gardens and plays bridge. After nine hip operations, I wobble around exercising and write short stories. An Amherst classmate and I coined the acronym SEEES: Sleep, Eat, Exercise, Engage (socially), Stretch. It’s an excellent guide for elder fitness.

Jack Vernon ’48

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