Class of 1951

Life is not a spectator sport

“Our grandson Willard is the fourth generation in our family to join Walker Forge. Our company has 375 employees, and we make steel forgings for

Tomorrow will be better

“Still alive, kicking, and SWIMMING! But travel is now a thing of the past. Thirty-four trips to the Soviet Union/Russia since 1955, and owner of


“Kate and I have spent the last several years avoiding COVID, thus far successfully. In June 2023 we celebrate our 66th wedding anniversary. We are

Memory Quest – A Brief Poem

For Alumni Notes a brief poem which is likely to resonate with the oldsters we have become. Memory Quest A memory is a shy night

Hibernating with Alpacas

“Mary and I have spent the last three COVID years hibernating here on the Alpaca farm in western North Carolina.” John Bell ’51

90 and Active!

“Just returned from Carol & my annual trip to Fla. seeing friends & enjoying the weather! After being retired for 25 years & able to

News from South Carolina

“Louise and I moved to Greenville, SC in 2020 to live in retirement community called Woodlands at Furman. It’s on Furman University campus – lots

Back in great health

“2022 was a busy year for my doctors: one total shoulder ‘replacement,’ two lens implants, two colonoscopies (benign), COVID (mild), and a bad case of

Watching my birds thrive

“Living alone is for the birds, but watching my birds thrive is fun. Son Michael is Prof. of Clinical Pathology at Univ. of Tennessee College

Class of ’51 Update

“Happy to report that my wife and I are still healthy and reasonably active. I am an emeritus trustee lots of places, but my primary

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