Reunion Weekend 2018 Schedule

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  • Thursday, June 7

    11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (depart 10:45 a.m.) - Gettysburg Battlefield tour with faculty emeritus Ray Larson and Jeff Driscoll '68
    Meet in front of Ford Hall

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

    1 to 5 p.m. (depart 12 p.m.) - Penn National Golf Club scramble with Honor Zimmerman '08
    Meet in front of Ford Hall

    1:30 p.m. - Field bio with faculty emeritus Brent Gift
    Meet in front of Ford Hall

    4 p.m. - "True Blue" mixology course with Thomas Bacas '13 and Christina Hyrkas '13
    True Blue Café, Simon Student Center

    4 to 5:30 p.m. - Archives Come Alive: Share Your Mercersburg Story
    Lenfest Library

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

    6 p.m. - Alumni Council kickoff reception and dinner recognizing alumni award recipients and faculty/staff service
    Ford Hall

    Class of '32 Award:
    Andrew Ammerman '68

    Alumni Council Awards:
    David Millstein '63 (Alumni Council Medal for Distinguished Achievement)
    Doug Miller '68, P '00, '03 (Alumni Council Medal for Distinguished Service)
    Amy Jones Satrom '98 (Alumni Council Prize for Achievement)
    Jamil Myrie '93 (Alumni Council Prize for Service)
    Vanessa Youngs '03 (Young Alumni Leadership Award)

    40 or More Years of Service:
    Tom Rahauser '74, P '05, '07, '12 (40 years)
    Lois Keller (41 years)
    James "Bill" Roland (41 years)
    Debbie Rutherford P '03, '06, '06 (41 years)
    Frank Rutherford '70, P '03, '06, '06 (42 years)
    Doris Reeder (46 years)
    CeCe Stansberry (46 years)
    Gene Yeager (51 years)
    Boyd Straley (57 years)

    Retirements:
    Doree Brinson (13 years)
    Dave Cline P '02, '05 (21 years)
    Marilyn Houck P '01 (32 years)
    Pandy Yeakle (32 years)
    Shirley Zeger (48 years)

    9:15 p.m. - Outdoor movie
    Spider Field, near the Simon Student Center

    10 p.m. - Stargazing with faculty member Dave Holzwarth '78
    The Class of '38 Observatory
  • Friday, June 8

    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. - Alumni/faculty sessions
    • "The History of Mercersburg Art" walking tour with faculty member and school archivist Doug Smith
      Meet in front of Traylor Hall
    • Rock wall climbing with faculty member Pete Gunkelman
      Masinter Outdoor Education Center
    • Yoga with Madeleine Foster '08
      Reeder Dance Studio, Burgin Center for the Arts

    10:30 a.m. - Alumni/faculty sessions
    • Stories from "The Spy in the Hanoi Hilton" by Jim Stockdale '68 and David Taylor, documentary film producer
      Hale Studio Theatre, Burgin Center for the Arts
    • Maker's Lab with faculty member Dave Holzwarth '78
      Maker's Lab, Burgin Center for the Arts (lower level)
    11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Lunch
    Prentiss-Zimmerman Quad

    1 p.m. - Alumni/faculty sessions
    • Aquatic center preview with Director of Aquatics and Head Swim Coach Glenn Neufeld and Director of Athletics Rick Hendrickson
      Davenport Squash Center, Nolde Gym
    • "What Does It Mean to Be a Global Citizen?" with history faculty member and MAPS instructor Jeff Adair '98
      Dickerman Lecture Hall, Irvine Hall 106
     
    2 p.m. - "What Happened in the 1960s?": A history review inspired by the 1968 50th reunion committee with Dean of Curricular Innovation John David Bennett and faculty member and school archivist Doug Smith
    Simon Theatre, Burgin Center for the Arts

    2 to 4 p.m. - Open house/self-guided tour of renovations
    Rutherford Health and Wellness Center

    3 p.m. - Strategic design conversation with Head of School Katie Titus
    Boone Recital Hall, Burgin Center for the Arts

    4 p.m. - Alumni/faculty sessions
    • Birds of prey with faculty member Jim Malone
      Irvine Hall 204
    • Squash exhibition game between Mark Talbott '78 and Valentin Quan Miranda '08
      Davenport Squash Center, Nolde Gym

    4 p.m. - "Office hours" with faculty

    • Head of School Katie Titus (Traylor Hall)
    • Associate Head of School Debbie Rutherford (Traylor Hall)
    • Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Quentin McDowell (Traylor Hall)
    • Director of College Counseling Sally O'Rourke (Lenfest Library)
    • Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Julia Stojak Maurer '90 (Irvine Hall)

    4 to 5:30 p.m. - Archives Come Alive: Share Your Mercersburg Story
    Lenfest Library

    5 p.m. - Artist reception with Jeff Driscoll '68
    Cofrin Gallery, Burgin Center for the Arts

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

    6 to 7:30 p.m. - Backyard BBQ dinner
    Prentiss-Zimmerman Quad

    7 p.m. - Carillon concert by faculty member Jim Brinson
    Feel free to quietly ascend the Barker Tower in the Irvine Memorial Chapel to watch Jim play.

    7:30 to 9 p.m. - Bringing back ADSL: after-dinner softball game with the Class of 1983
    Spider Field

    9 p.m. - Simon after Dark: Storytelling by Julia Wiedeman Whitehouse '98 and music by Jam Pony (featuring Brechyn Chace '03)
    Simon Student Center

    10:30 p.m. - S'mores
    Stolz Fire Pit, Simon Student Center
  • Saturday, June 9

    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
    • Fun run with faculty member Jeff Cohen, Suzanne Dysard '88, and Michaella Hoehn-Saric '13 (Meet at Nolde Gym)
    • BODYpow with Jackie Crane Peacock '93 and faculty member Nikki Walker (Reeder Dance Studio, Burgin Center for the Arts)
    • Swim warm-up with faculty member Glenn Neufeld (Flanagan Pool)
    • Road biking with faculty member Austin Curwen, Dennis Forney '68, and Mark Pyper '83 (Masinter Outdoor Education Center)
    • Basketball shoot-around with faculty member Sean Crocker, Kevin Harris '98, and Assistant Director of Athletics Paul Sipes (Plantz Basketball Courts)
    • Tennis hit-around with faculty member Eric Hicks, Mary Lancaster '08, and Gussie Reilly '08 (Smoyer Tennis Center)
    • Squash with Erika LaCerda '83, Valentin Quan Miranda '08, faculty member Mike Sweeney, Mark Talbott '78, and faculty member Chip Vink '73 (Davenport Squash Center)
    • Nia Movement with Cindy Lather Wheeler '88 (Dee Dance Studio, Burgin Center for the Arts)
     
    9 to 10:30 a.m. - Archives Come Alive: Share Your Mercersburg Story
    Lenfest Library

    11 a.m. - Class of '32 Award presentation and state of school address with Head of School Katie Titus and Alumni Council President Andy Alpert '82
    Simon Theatre, Burgin Center for the Arts

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

    12 p.m. - Class lunch for 1953
    Jimmy Walker Lounge, Ford Hall
     
    1 to 2:30 p.m. - Train museum tour
    McFadden Model Railroad Museum

    1 p.m. - Keynote: "The Tumultuous '70s and How Rock and Roll Got Us Through" with Hon. John Jones '73 and Jeff Breit, Esq. '73 (Moderator: Faculty member Allison Stephens)
    Simon Theatre, Burgin Center for the Arts

    2:30 p.m. - "The Spy in the Hanoi Hilton" (documentary film by David Taylor)
    Simon Theatre, Burgin Center for the Arts

    2:30 p.m. - Quad games sponsored by Mercersburg Summer Programs
    Prentiss-Zimmerman Quad

    2:30 p.m. - Beer garden
    Prentiss-Zimmerman Quad

    5 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

    6 p.m. - Class receptions and class photos
    Same as class dinner locations; see below

    6 to 10 p.m. - Photo wall
    Cofrin Gallery, Burgin Center for the Arts

    7 p.m. - Class dinners
    Loyalty Club and non-reunion classes - Hale Field House
    Class of 1958 and 1959 - Burgin Center (Hershey Chorale Room)
    Class of 1968 - Keil Hall (Edwards Room)
    Class of 1973 - Ford Hall (Jane Ford Lounge)
    Class of 1978 - Ford Hall (Jimmy Walker Lounge)
    Class of 1983 - Burgin Center (Theatre Arts Classroom)
    Class of 1988 - Burgin Center (Boone Recital Hall)
    Class of 1993 - Simon Student Center
    Class of 1998 - Ford Hall
    Class of 2003 - Burgin Center (Cofrin Gallery)
    Class of 2008 - Ford Hall
    Class of 2013 - Prentiss Alumni and Parent Center at North Cottage
     
    9 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 10

    7 to 10 a.m. - Breakfast
    Ford Hall

    8:30 a.m. - 50th reunion breakfast with the Head of School
    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. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Class of 1960 School Store
(Simon Student Center)
Thursday: 12 to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Nolde Gymnasium
(Plantz Basketball Courts, Davenport Squash Center, and McDowell Fitness Center)
Thursday: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 7 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m.

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

Smoyer Tennis Center
Dawn to dusk

Lenfest Library
Thursday: 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.

General Information

If you have questions, require special assistance, or wish to pick up a self-guided tour booklet, 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 Security 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.

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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
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