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