Reunion Weekend


June 10-13, 2021

The safety and well-being of you, your family, your classmates, and all members of the school community are of greatest importance to us. It is with this in mind that we are disappointed to announce that we are canceling an in-person Reunion Weekend 2021. But with this cancellation comes new opportunities for us to connect virtually—starting with a Party in a Box and a Distinguished Speaker Series. Please read on for more information.



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Distinguished Speaker Series

An essential part of Reunion Weekend is celebrating our alumni and their unique and varied accomplishments and paths in life. This speaker series will do just that by offering the chance for reunion alumni—and all members of the school community—to hear from a who’s who of interesting people from Mercersburg’s 0s, 1s, 5s, and 6s.



February

25

Recording available

Navigating Conversations about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Gardner Dean Patterson Jr. ’71, John Henry Jr. ’91, P ’23, Chris Howes, and Leela Woody

Dean Patterson
John Henry
Chris Howes
Leela Woody


Gardner Dean Patterson Jr. ’71, John Henry Jr. ’91, P ’23, and faculty members Chris Howes and Leela Woody discuss DEI best practices and lessons learned in campus, school, and organizational life.


March

4

Recording available

The Great Outdoors: Take a Deep Breath

Paige Harry ’10, Carson White ’16, Michael Yu ’16, and Pete Gunkelman

Paige Harry
Carson White
Michael Yu
Pete Gunkleman


Paige Harry ’10, Carson White ’16, and Michael Yu ’16 join faculty member Pete Gunkelman to share how their past involvement in Mercersburg Outdoor Education helped them stay energized and enthusiastic about their careers and about life during a pandemic.



March

18

Recording available

“long/run”: Stories of America

Charlie Bell ’71 with faculty member Jim Malone P ’01, ’03 and faculty emerita Sue Malone P ’01, ’03

Charlie Bell
Jim Malone
Sue Malone



In his 10,000-mile solo run around the perimeter of the continental U.S.—starting and finishing in Mercersburg—alum and former faculty member Charlie Bell ran through hurricanes and blizzards, slept in jail cells and on mountain tops, and faced peril from careless drivers, drunken cowboys, and his own foolish miscalculations. More importantly, Charlie discovered a country full of friendly strangers and thousands of generous folks who reached out to help him along the way. Join hosts Jim and Sue Malone to hear stories about the details of his extraordinary journey, and visit​​​​​​ Charlie’s website



April

15

Celebration of Women in STEM

Tara Brendle Owens ’91, Lexa Treml ’16, Stephanie Turner McGraw ’06, and faculty member Julia Stojak Maurer ’90, P ’18, ’20, ’22, ’23

Lexa Treml
Lexa Treml
Stephanie McGraw
Julie Maurer

Hear from women who are at different points in their lives about networking and career paths in the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) industries.



April

29

Business, Finance, and Investment Networking Lunch  |  12 p.m. ET

Nikki Adler-Frigoletto ’95 and Pablo Coballasi ’91

Nikki Adler-Frigoletto
Pablo Coballasi






May

6



Resilience Savings: Investing in Safe Housing Equity  |  7:30 p.m. ET

Peg Hacskaylo ’85 with Marca Armstrong Ewy ’85

Peg Hacaskaylo
Marca Armstrong Ewy






May

20

Meeting New Challenges: National Security in the 21st Century  |  7:30 p.m. ET

Mark Montgomery ’81 with faculty member Dan Walker P ’19, ’23

Mark Montgomery
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Thursday,
June

10

Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Celebration  |  7:30 p.m. ET

Tune in for a special presentation hosted by the Alumni Council that will recognize our alumni award winners, as well as faculty and staff retirees and those with 25 or more years of service to Mercersburg.

Learn more about the Class of ’32 Award winner and the Alumni Council award winners.





Friday,
June

11

Artist Reception with Don Freas ’70  |  7:30 p.m. ET

The practice of creativity in any sphere becomes key to knowing yourself in life. It’s not about the products that accrue, but about the ability to apply a fluid creative attitude to whatever arises. In this gallery tour, artist Don Freas ’70 will relate some of the places creative expression has taken him. Join Don for a Zoom meet and greet to discuss his show, “Don Freas in Wood and Steel,” which will run virtually from May through July.

Register for the meet and greet.

View a message from Don and a preview of the exhibit.





Saturday,
June

12

State of the School Address

Head of School Katie Titus P ’20, ’23, Alumni Council President Sassan Shaool ’91, and Alumni Council Vice President Ann Marie Bliley-Ester ’01 will share a presentation. Time TBA.

Class Happy Hours  |  7:30 p.m. ET

Join your classmates for a Zoom call from across the country and around the world!





Sunday,
June

13


Service of Worship and Remembrance

Join School Minister Will Whitmore and members of the Alumni Council for the traditional closing ceremony of Reunion Weekend as we remember classmates who have passed away.






Have additional questions? Please contact Jenn Flanagan Bradley ’99 or Holly Trostle P ’22 in the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations, or email reunions@mercersburg.edu.


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