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Alumni 101

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The Long Blue Line

Generations of students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of Mercersburg form the Long Blue Line—of which you are a member. The Long Blue Line is about connection and community, helping to shape the Mercersburg of today and tomorrow.

You play a critical role. Your interest, involvement, and support extends the Long Blue Line and strengthens the fabric that ties us together. Together, we share a collective responsibility to help carry Mercersburg into the future.

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Keeping in Touch

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Career Resources

Use the strength of the Mercersburg network to identify professional opportunities, including:

  • Internships

  • Industry connections

  • Mentoring


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Be an Ambassador for Mercersburg!

  • Host an event (in person or virtually) 

  • Encourage gifts to the Annual Fund

  • Refer prospective students and families

  • Serve on your class reunion committee

  • Use your skills in the classroom or as a campus guest speaker

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(Continue to) Support Your Alma Mater

Our founder, Dr. William Mann Irvine, believed in the promise of what Mercersburg Academy could become. Today, thanks in large part to a deeply ingrained tradition of philanthropy, Mercersburg is a vibrant academic and residential community.

Mercersburg Academy Torch Bearer logo

Thank you for investing in Mercersburg through your senior class gift to the Annual Fund over the next four years! The Annual Fund is the foundation for philanthropic support at Mercersburg and benefits every part of the school year.

Your participation through your senior class gift makes you a Torchbearer. Torchbearers are Mercersburg's most loyal group of donors, supporting the Annual Fund for three or more consecutive years.

Traditions to Remember

Mercersburg students surrounding a table in Ford Dining Hall to celebrate a birthday.
Mercersburg Academy students singing step songs.
Candle Light Service
Painting the Numbers
Pretzel Pie
Irving-Marshall Week

Notable Alumni

You are joining the ranks of many notable Mercersburg alumni who have gone on to be leaders and servants in their communities. Mercersburg has produced 54 Olympians (who have won 12 gold medals), governors of U.S. states and presidents of sovereign nations, seven Rhodes Scholars, several Fulbright Scholars, three Medal of Honor recipients, a Nobel Prize winner, two Academy Award winners, and two Emmy Award winners.

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Show Your Mercersburg Pride!

  • Talk about Mercersburg every day.
  • Wear something “Mercersburg” once a week.
  • Include Mercersburg Academy on your resume and LinkedIn profile; you never know when you will meet another alum.
  • Help prospective families by sharing your Mercersburg experience.
  • Fly the Mercersburg flag!



Mercersburg Alma Mater

Lyrics by Thomas A. Crichton
Music by Henry Ready

High tower, above us her pillars:
In majesty crowning the hill:
She’s faced the wild storm waves of years,
And bravely she faces them still.

Come, Mercersburg’s all and we’ll praise her;
The world will we tell of her fame,
Till down the long train of the ages,
Shall echo old Mercersburg’s name.

This, world sweeping mightily onward,
Will whiten our heads with its years;
But ever we’ll greet Alma Mater
With full hearts and loud swelling cheers.

Meet the Alumni Relations Team

The Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations is available as a resource to you as you venture beyond Mercersburg. Contact us anytime at or 717-328-6100.


On Your Way

We hope you will continue to live out Mercersburg’s mission as you leave this place: embracing the values of hard work, character, and community; learning to balance independence with interdependence; committing to a life of learning; seeking to understand the spiritual nature of human existence; and leading and serving the world.

Mercersburg Academy aerial photo.