Reunion Weekend 2019 Schedule

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List of 4 items.

  • Thursday, June 6


    10 a.m. (depart) to 3 p.m. - Antietam National Battlefield tour with Jeff Driscoll ’68 and faculty emeritus Ray Larson P ’97, ’01, ’06
    Meet in front of Ford Hall

    11 a.m. (depart) to 3 p.m. - Whitetail Golf Resort scramble with head golf coach Doug Smith and current and former coaches Paul Galey P ’00, ’02 and Andy Schroer P ’07, ’08
    Meet in front of Ford Hall

    12 to 7 p.m. - Check-in and registration
    Simon Student Center

    1:30 p.m. - Campus tours with young-alumni hospitality crew
    Sign-up at registration

    2:30 p.m. (depart) - Wine tasting and tour of Knob Hall Winery, Clear Spring, Md., with owner/operator Dick Seibert Jr. ’69, P ’09, ’11, and daughter Stephanie ’09
    Meet in front of Ford Hall

    3 p.m. - Alumni/faculty session:
    Historical Town Tour with history faculty member Allison Stephens, faculty emeritus Karl Reisner and Mercersburg Historical Society past president Joan McCulloh

    5:30 to 9:30 p.m. - Childcare provided by First United Daycare
    First United Methodist Church

    6 p.m. - Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Recognition Dinner hosted by the Alumni Council recognizing Alumni Award recipients and faculty/staff service

    See the seven 2019 Alumni Award recipients, and view the eight faculty/staff honorees (including retirees and those with 40+ years of service).
    *Recommended dress for this event is semi-formal or business dress.
    Ford Hall

    9:30 p.m. – Mercersburg Movie Night
    M4 Theatre, Simon Student Center

    10 p.m. -
    Stargazing with faculty member Dave Holzwarth ’78
    Class of '38 Observatory
  • Friday, June 7

    7 to 10 a.m. - Breakfast
    Ford Hall

    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Check-in and registration
    Simon Student Center

    9 a.m. - Rock climbing with Director of Outdoor Education Pete Gunkelman
    Masinter Outdoor Education Center

    9 a.m. Stories of the Chapel’s Stained Glass Windows with School Minister Will Whitmore
    Irvine Memorial Chapel

    10:30 a.m. - Alumni/faculty sessions (three sessions)
    • Fun in the Robotics Lab: Join Rachel Rosa ’14 (a mechanical engineer who designs medical devices) and robotics faculty member Julia Stojak Maurer ’90, P ’18, ’20, ’22 (4th Floor, Irvine Hall)
    • Life in Complex Times: The Chapel Walk-In led by the Class of 1969 (Irvine Memorial Chapel)
    • Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Efforts: personal stories of service with Katie Lasky ’94, and Ben Tutt ’89; moderated by John Rodgers ’79 (Dickerman Lecture Room, Irvine Hall)
    11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Lunch
    Prentiss-Zimmerman Quad

    12 p.m. - Carillon concert and Barker Tower tour with School Carillonneur and Organist Jim Brinson
    Irvine Memorial Chapel

    1 p.m. - Alumni/faculty sessions (three sessions)
    • Power of Place: From Mercersburg to the Creative Cultural World with James Snyder ’69, P ’05 (Hale Studio Theatre, Burgin Center for the Arts)
    • The Art of Practicing Mindfulness with faculty members Brett Potash and Debbie Rutherford P ’03, ’06, ’06 (Simon Student Center Classroom 119)
    • Innovation in Education: discussion with alumni educators Jenn Barr Weiss ’99, Julie Curtis '89, Lucia Rowe ’09, Sylvia Saracino Koodrich '99, and Dean of Curricular Innovation John David Bennett P ’12, ’19 (Dickerman Lecture Room, Irvine Hall)
    2 p.m. – Keynote: “A Life of Perseverance: Picking Ourselves Up Off the Mat” with Col. (ret.) Robert Naething ’74, P ’01
    Simon Theatre, Burgin Center for the Arts

    3 p.m. - Alumni/faculty sessions (two sessions)
    • Reconciling our past while looking at the future: A conversation with Head of School Katie Titus P ’20 , Associate Head of School Debbie Rutherford P ’03, ’06, ’06, and Dean of Student Life Chris Howes (Simon Theatre, Burgin Center for the Arts)    
    • Playing Shakespeare: Join arts faculty member Kelly Dowling P ’21, ’21 for an on-your-feet session suitable for all ages. (Hale Studio Theatre, Burgin Center for the Arts
    4 p.m. - Alumni/faculty sessions (two sessions)
    • Athletic Center Open House with Director of Athletics Rick Hendrickson P ’03, ’06, ’19 and Assistant Directors of Athletics Lauren Hoffman and Paul Sipes P ’22 (Nolde Gymnasium)
    • “Calling All Cars”: Car Show on the Quad with science faculty member Jim Malone P '01, '03 (Prentiss-Zimmerman Quad)
    5 p.m. - Artist reception with Eddie Kang ’99
    Cofrin Gallery, Burgin Center for the Arts

    5:30 to 11 p.m. - Childcare provided by First United Daycare
    First United Methodist Church, 11 North Fayette Street

    6 to 7:30 p.m. - Dinner
    Prentiss-Zimmerman Quad

    7:30 to 9 p.m. - After-dinner softball game (4s vs. 9s) hosted by the classes of 1984 and 1989
    Spider Field

    10:30 p.m. - S’mores
    Stolz Fire Pit, Simon Student Center
  • Saturday, June 8

    7 to 10 a.m. - Breakfast
    Ford Hall

    8 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Check-in and registration
    Simon Student Center

    9 a.m. - Workouts led by faculty and alumni
    • Corepower Yoga Sculpt with Lena Finucane ’09 and Jenn Brallier ’09 (Reeder Dance Studio, Burgin Center for the Arts)
    • Fun run with alums Don Devine ’79, Anika Kempe ’09, and Alicia Furnary Amato ’09, and faculty members Jeff Cohen and Jennifer Miller Smith ’97 (meet in front of Nolde Gymnasium)
    • Squash with faculty member/head coach Mike Sweeney P ’07, ’13, ’19, ’21, and alums Magdalena Kala ’09 and Natalie Burkardt ’14 (Davenport Squash Center)
    • Lap swimming with swim coaches Amy Dickerson Mohr and Barb Thorne P ’06, ’07, and Rachel Bowman '84 (Flanagan Pool)
    • Tennis hit-around with head coach Eric Hicks P ’16, ’19 and Christina Turchi ’04 (Smoyer Tennis Center)
    • Road biking with Director of Outdoor Education Pete Gunkelman and Deirdre Marshall ’79 (meet in front of Ford Hall for a shuttle to the Masinter Outdoor Education Center)
    • Basketball shoot-around with Erin McCartney Rozniakowski ’99 and head coaches Sean Crocker and Paul Sipes P ’22 (Plantz Courts, Nolde Gymnasium)
    9 a.m. - Campus Architecture: Walking tour with stories behind the design of the buildings and landscape, featuring Bowie Gridley architect Bill Gridley ‘69, P ’04, ’06 and Head of Grounds Avery Cook

    10 a.m. - Memorial dedication to longtime staff member Marcia Galey P ’00, ’02
    Rutherford Health and Wellness Center

    10 a.m. - Rutherford Health and Wellness Center Open House

    10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Train museum tour with Caldwell Butler '14 and staff member Avery Cook
    McFadden Model Railroad Museum

    11 a.m. - State of the School address with Head of School Katie Titus P ’20 and Alumni Council President Andy Alpert ’82, P ’14
    Simon Theatre, Burgin Center for the Arts

    11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Lunch
    Prentiss-Zimmerman Quad

    12 p.m. - Class of 1964 Lunch
    Jane Ford Lounge, Ford Hall

    1 p.m. - "The Lowe Down" with NBC Sports anchor Rebecca Lowe ’99 and Director of Athletics Rick Hendrickson P ’03, ’06, ’19
    Simon Theatre, Burgin Center for the Arts

    2:30 p.m. - Afternoon on the Quad (family-friendly quad games sponsored by Mercersburg Summer Programs and Beers with the Brewers)
    Prentiss-Zimmerman Quad

    3 p.m. - Class tent judging
    Prentiss-Zimmerman Quad

    5:30 p.m. - Legacy Campout drop-off
    Simon Student Center

    5:30 to 11 p.m. - Childcare provided by First United Daycare
    First United Methodist Church

    5:30 p.m. - Class photos
    Locations TBA

    6 p.m. - Class receptions and dinners (note: these events are for ages 21 and older)
    Locations TBA

    8:30 p.m. - Dancing with the Odyssey Band of D.C.
    Prentiss-Zimmerman Quad

    10 p.m. - Class tent cup presentation
    Prentiss-Zimmerman Quad
  • Sunday, June 9

    7 to 10 a.m. - Breakfast
    Ford Hall

    8:30 a.m. - Farewell Breakfast with Debbie and Frank Rutherford ’70
    Ford Hall

    8:30 a.m. - Breakfast with the Head of School for the Class of 1969
    1893 House

    9 a.m. - Legacy Campout pickup
    Ford Hall

    10 a.m. - Worship and Remembrance Service
    Irvine Memorial Chapel

    12 p.m. - Dorm check-out
    Simon Student Center

Building Hours

Prentiss Alumni and Parent Center at North Cottage
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Class of 1960 School Store
(Simon Student Center)
Thursday: Noon-7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m.-noon

Irvine Classroom Building
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Nolde Gymnasium
(Plantz Basketball Courts, Davenport Squash Center, and McDowell Fitness Center)
Thursday: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Flanagan Pool
Friday: 1-3:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7-10 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m.

Smoyer Tennis Center
Dawn to dusk

Lenfest Hall
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Traylor Hall/Admission
Interested in learning more about admission for your child or grandchild? Please feel free to schedule an appointment through Susan Simar at 717-328-6173, or stop by Traylor Hall between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Thursday or Friday.

General Information

If you have questions, require special assistance, or need more information, please visit check-in in the Simon Student Center.

Please note that some events have space limitations and may be "first come, first served."

In the event of an emergency, or if you arrive on campus after check-in has closed and you need to access your dorm, Mercersburg's Campus Safety Department is on call all weekend at 717-328-1111 or ext. 1111 from any campus phone.
 
Mercersburg is a tobacco- and drug-free campus, and vaping is also prohibited. The consumption of alcohol is only permitted at class tents or when provided by the school at scheduled events. Failure to observe these policies may result in dismissal from campus.

Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center.
Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236
GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236
717-328-6173