Our Alumni


Mercersburg Academy is proud of our 12,000+ alumni. They live and work in all 50 states and more than 90 countries. More than 160 have given their lives in the service of our country. Our alumni are stewards of our school and bearers of its legacy, leading the world in academia, the arts, athletics, business, the military, and other industries. Below is a snapshot of some of these alums.




Jimmy Stewart ’28

Academy Award winner (best actor, The Philadelphia Story)

Burton Richter ’48

Nobel Laureate in Physics (1976)

Dick Thornburgh ’50

Pennsylvania governor (1979–1987), United States attorney general (1988–1991)

Benicio Del Toro ’85

Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner (best supporting actor, Traffic)

Rebecca Lowe ’99

NBC sportscaster, former ESPN UK and BBC sports journalist

Vincent Rey ’06

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker, NFL Man of the Year Award nominee

Joe L. Brown ’37 | General manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates


Charles Moore ’47 | Olympic gold medalist in the 400-meter hurdles, silver medalist in the US team's 4x400m relay, and member of the United States National Track & Field Hall of Fame


Dick Cass ’64 | President of Baltimore Ravens


Jim Irsay ’78 | Owner of Indianapolis Colts


Mark Talbott ’78 | Top-ranked professional squash player in the world (1983-1995), U.S. Squash Hall of Fame member, and head squash coach at Stanford University


Betsy Mitchell ’83 | Three-time Olympic medalist (one gold, two silver) in swimming and director of athletics at California Institute of Technology


Melvin Stewart ’88 | Three-time Olympic medalist (two gold, one bronze) in swimming


Josh Edgin ’06 | Major League Baseball pitcher (New York Mets)


Vincent Rey ’06 | Cincinnati Bengals linebacker and NFL Man of the Year Award nominee


Steven Zhang ’11 | Chairman of Inter Milan soccer club