Magazine


Living the Values


  • #MightyTask: Tonya Rutherford ’90

    Tonya Rutherford ’90 has sharp cheekbones, dark curls, and the authoritative voice of one who knows how to speak out and make people listen. Early in our conversation together, she stands up to...
  • #NobleIntegrity: Amy Jones Satrom ’98

    Sitting in front of her computer as we talk via video chat, Amy Jones Satrom ’98’s deep blue eyes are lit up by the morning light slanting through the windows behind her. In the background, loud...
  • #CeaselessDevotion: Allison Stephens P ’11, ’13

    When her high-school friends teased her that she would one day be a teacher, Allison Stephens scoffed. Today, Stephens has been teaching at Mercersburg Academy for 32 years. She is among the most...
  • #LoftyIdeals: Eliza DuBose ’20

    A fried egg, sunny-side up. That’s Eliza DuBose ’20’s usual breakfast order, and the staff in Ford Hall knows this and starts preparing that order before she even has to ask for it each morning.
  • #GreatFaith: Carla Lopez ’97

    Sitting in her New York apartment, Carla Lopez ’97 is framed by bright tapestries and paintings. Her vibrant blue dress is decorated with red fish that shimmy as she shifts in her chair. She’s an...
  • #Leadership: Patrice McGloin ’19

    When Patrice McGloin ’19 stood before her fellow seniors at Commencement 2019 as one of the Nevin Orators, she said, “We have learned that we can actually know more about ourselves by learning to...

Disrupting Education Roundtable


01 What is Disrupting Education
02 Benefits of Disrupting Education
03 Challenging the Formal Boundaries of Education
04 Colleges and the Way They Influence Course Decisions
05 Student Expectations
06 Reimagining the Boarding School Day
07 Elements of Successful Learning

Mercersburg Academy magazine is an eight-time winner of the CASE District II Accolades Award for independent-school magazines. (CASE is the international association for advancement and communications professionals in education; District II includes six states in the Mid-Atlantic region and the District of Columbia, as well as portions of Canada and the Caribbean.)

We hope that the magazine will inform and entertain the Mercersburg family and strengthen the bonds connecting us all with this important place. Contact the editor, Megan Mallory, with questions, comments, or story ideas.

Since 2007, the magazine has been printed on FSC-certified paper. The publication is printed at HBP in Hagerstown, Maryland.