Spring Potpourri

Spring potpourri: M.L. and Bruce McEwan are faring well in the Sunshine State. Bruce would like to have all of us turn out for our grand 60th Reunion next year. It also noteworthy that we 55’ers have some distinguished older brothers: Phil Greer, ’52, Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Caldwell Esselstyn ’52, and Fran L’Esperance ’49, recipients of The Heritage Award. It’s a meritorious toss-up between our own Ambassador and Under-Secretary-General to the United Nations, Joseph Reed, and his brother, Nathaniel Reed ‘51, an environmental activist who helped preserve “one million acres of wild lands” in Florida. We’ve heard again from Pete Clapp, our resident sage in Hawi, Hawaii, who says that “We all need a good laugh at least once a day.” Some signs he’s read recently are: “Automatic Washing Machines: Please remove all your clothes when the light goes out.” “Would the person who took the step ladder yesterday please bring it back or further steps will be taken.” Spotted in a safari Park: “Elephants, please stay in your car.” “Cold wave linked to temperatures.” “Kids make nutritious snacks.” Enjoy the photo of a December sunset at Torrey Pines State National Reserve in La Jolla, CA


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