Program and Schedule for Reunions

Rally in the Valley! June 7-10, 2018


Click date tab below to see a full schedule for each day.

Schedule is subject to change.

You can also view a specific date’s schedule by clicking one of these:  June 7June 8June 9, June 10

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Reunion Day Schedule

11:00am-6:30pm

  • Registration

10:30am

  • Golf outing at Crumpin-Fox, Bernardston, MA. $60 includes 18 holes, cart fee, and lunch. Shotgun start. Register at Crumpin-Fox at (413) 648-9101. Fee payable to Crumpin-Fox upon arrival

5:30pm

  • 50th , 60th , and Grand Classes Cocktail Receptions

6:30-9:00pm

  • 50th , 60th , and Grand Classes Dinner in the Dining Hall

Back to main reunion page.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Reunion Day Schedule

7:30-9:00am

  • Breakfast

9am-11pm

  • Registration

9:30am-11:45am

  • Back-to School Alumni Classes. Each session will run 60 minutes and most will offer a small classroom feel, just like when you were a Deerfield student!

Session One: 9:30-10:30 am

  • What will the delivery of and access to healthcare be like for our children and grandchildren?
    Presenter: George Carmany ’58
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to Deerfield Academy (Insights from an International Alumnus)
    Presenter: Oystein Gronning ’68

Session Two: 10:45-11:45 am

  • 60 Years – Reflections.
    Presenter: Bill Cummings ’58
  • Deerfield Reloaded: 50 Years of Truckin’ from the Summer of Love to the Matrix – A psychologist’s perspective and group discussion.
    Presenter: J. Tyler Carpenter ’68
  • 30 Years of Journals: Craft + Techniques.
    Presenter: Michael Scherotter ’88

10:30 am

  • Golf outing at 18-hole course, Greenfield Country Club, Greenfield, MA. Tee times at 10:30 am. $45 (includes cart) payable to Greenfield Country Club upon arrival. To register, please contact Margaret Temesvari in the Alumni Office at 413-774-1461 by May 31, 2018.

12-1pm

  • Lunch

1-5pm

Afternoon Activities

  • Fitness Center
  • Hike to the Rock
  • Pursuing the Past: The Deerfield History Hunt. A self-guided walking adventure along Old Main Street–with a prize at the end!
  • Student-led Tours
  • Tennis Courts
  • von Auersperg Gallery Exhibition featuring the art of Ben Shattuck ’03
  • And more!

1:15-2:00pm

  • Deerfield Perspectives: Student Panel

2-3pm

  • The Art and Science of IMAX Filmmaking: a presentation by Bayley Silleck ’58

3-5pm

  • Class of 1958 – 60th  Class Meeting

5-11pm

  • Childcare Program (Session 1)

5:00pm

  • Service of Remembrance for 50th Reunion Class
    The First Church of Deerfield 

5:30-6:30pm

  • Friends of Bill W. and Dr. Bob

6:00pm

  • Class of 1968 – 50th Reunion: Class photo, reception & dinner

6:30pm

Class Receptions and Dinners

  • Class of 1993 – 25th Reunion
  • All Other Classes

9pm-1am

  • Dancing under the Great Tent
    featuring live music by Neurotic Gumbo, presented by the Class of 1968

Back to main reunion page.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Reunion Day Schedule

7:30-9:00am

  • Breakfast for all classes

8:30am-12:00pm

  • Childcare Program (Session II)

 9:00am-7:30pm 

  • Registration

Morning Programs for all classes

9:00-9:40am

  • An Introduction to Virtual & Augmented Reality
    Fast Company estimates that virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) will generate $150 billion in revenue by 2020. Do you know enough about these breakthrough technologies? Samantha Wolfe ’93, author of “Marketing New Realities: An Introduction to Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Marketing,, Branding, & Communications”, will help you to learn the basics of VR/AR and how companies across product categories are using them to grow their businesses.

9:45-10:25am

  • Highlights from the NHL
    Hear from Ben Lovejoy ’03 as he shares highlights about his professional hockey career over the last eleven years including a Stanley Cup win in 2015-2016 season with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

10:30-11:10am

  • Liberal Arts for the 21st Century
    Join Denison University President Adam Weinberg ’83 as he discusses why he thinks the liberal arts are more relevant than ever. “A liberal arts education will help you identify the kind of life you want to lead. And it has the power to help you develop the skills, values, and habits to take on that life and be successful.” Q&A to follow.

11:15am-12:00pm

  • Academy Updates presented by Head of School Margarita Curtis

12:00-1:30pm

  • Picnic Lunch under the Great Tent

12:30pm

Class Photos

  • 12:30 – 1993 – 25th Reunion Class
  • 12:35 – 1978 – 40th Reunion Class
  • 12:40 – 1998 – 20th Reunion Class
  • 12:50 – Grand Classes (55th, 60th, 65th, and older)
  • 1:00 – 1983 – 35th Reunion Class
  • 1:10 – 1988 – 30th Reunion Class
  • 1:20 – 1973 – 45th Reunion Class

1-2pm

  • Women of Deerfield: Our Memories, Your Memories
    We invite our Deerfield Women (alumnae) to join faculty members to connect and reflect about where we came from and where we are going.

1:30-5:00pm

Afternoon Activities

  • Fitness Center
  • Hike to the Rock
  • Pursuing the Past: The Deerfield History Hunt. A self-guided walking adventure along Old Main Street – with a prize at the end!
  • Student-led Tours
  • Tennis Courts
  • Urban Sketching Meetup: Meet Michael Scherotter ’88 at the Main School Building at 2 pm and bring whatever media & medium you like. Activity will take approximately one hour.
  • von Auersperg Exhibition featuring Ben Shattuck ’03
  • And more!

2:30-3:30pm 

  • Office of Inclusion & Community Life Session with reception to follow.

3:30-4:30pm

  • Class of 1968 – Turning Points Session

4-5pm

  • Magic Show for families, followed by balloon art

5-7pm

  • Friends of Bill W. and Dr. Bob

5-6 pm

  • Boyden Society and 1797 Society Reception with Dr. Margarita Curtis

5-6pm

Young Alumni Class Photos and Reception Class Photos for 5th, 10th, 15th

  • 5:15 pm – 2003 – 15th Reunion Class
  • 5:30 pm – 2008 – 10th Reunion Class
  • 5:45 pm – 2013 – 5th Reunion Class

5-11:00pm

  • Childcare Program (Session III)

6-7pm

  • Reception for all classes, under the Great Tent, including Faculty Emeriti

7pm

  • Reunion Welcome and Class Recognition
    Including the Warren Agry ’41 Award and the Mimi Morsman Award

7:30pm-9:00pm

  • New England Clambake

9pm-1am

  • Dancing under the Great Tent, featuring live music by Sugah Rush

1am

  • Bar Closes

Back to main reunion page.

 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Reunion Day Schedule

8:30am-12:00pm

  • Brunch

10am

  • Brick Church Service
    The First Church of Deerfield

1pm

  • Dormitories close

Back to main reunion page.

Friday Back-to-School Classes

Each session will run 60 minutes and most will offer a small classroom feel, just like when you were a Deerfield student! Sessions may be offered more than once to maximize your back-to-school experience.

Session One: 9:30-10:30 am

  • What will the delivery of and access to healthcare be like for our children and grandchildren?
    Presenter: George Carmany ’58
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to Deerfield Academy (Insights from an International Alumnus)
    Presenter: Oystein Gronning ’68

Session Two: 10:45-11:45 am

  • 60 Years – Reflections.
    Presenter: Bill Cummings ’58
  • Deerfield Reloaded: 50 Years of Truckin’ from the Summer of Love to the Matrix – A psychologist’s perspective and group discussion.
    Presenter: J. Tyler Carpenter ’68
  • 30 Years of Journals: Craft + Techniques.
    Presenter: Michael Scherotter ’88