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.
KEEPING IN TOUCH
Update Your Info
Contact us to update your contact information (address, email, and phone), new employer or job title, professional awards, etc.
Send us your updates for the school magazine—including college achievements, a career move, getting engaged, etc.
Visit with fellow alumni at regional events, virtual events, on- and off-campus gatherings, class reunions, and more.
Follow Us on Social Media
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
(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.
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
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.
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!
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 all, and we’ll praise her;
The world will we tell of her fame.
’Til 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.