Soon to be eighty, but keepin’ busy

“The entertainment business (in the South) is thriving (Mike Moran ’60 & Harvey Reed ’61). Though my one-man-show for my photographs is on hold due to scheduling, I hope it will soon return.

Working at Deerfield converted me to the GOP. I want the same for the world as previously, but now I understand how the world actually works. I signed on to serve as a GOP Precinct Captain, making our revered Headman proud! Perhaps you were not aware that the Quid was the Massachusetts Republican Kingmaker, Among his legacies in that capacity was the location of UMass HQ to the town of Amherst — in an effort to bring more jobs to poor dairy country during the Depression.

Eight months later, I am serving on a committee of five who will run GOP’s Nashville Biennial Mass Convention. Although a Poli Sci major at Brown, I hadn’t a clue how it works down at the nitty gritty level (sounds like a good name for a band)! Saw a girl in a Choate T today. She said you must be Deerfield. When I told my good Cte. friend at church, he responded, “and she didn’t call you a Green Weenie? Shame on her”. All DA-related folks are welcome to sleep on my couch or to join me a a nice quiet restaurant, where one can actually carry on a conversation. Beat Choate!”

Doug Gortner ’61

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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Deerfield, MA 01342