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MHS Alumni

A Milton Hershey School graduate high fives a classmate during Commencement.

Maintaining the Bond

Milton Hershey School alumni, or “Milts,” share bonds that last a lifetime. Our graduates are the people they are today because they are Spartans.

Just as MHS has helped its students learn and grow through the years, this is just another transition. The Graduate Programs for Success (GPS) Division is there to support students as they become alumni. We also work to keep graduates connected—to MHS and to each other.

Preparing Soon-to-Be Graduates

High school students and new graduates first call upon GPS to help with:

  • Providing career and college counselor guidance during high school and postgraduate years
  • Navigating a career path or apprenticeship/trade school learning
  • Locating an internship
  • Preparing to obtain employment
  • Enlisting in the military
See Where the Relationship Starts

Resources and Support for Young Alumni

A Milton Hershey School young alumna wears a college t-shirt.

GPS also provides resources and supportive relationships for young alumni after graduation. Access them through our sister website, These tools include:

  • Materials to help with college application and financial aid processes
  • Continuing Education Scholarship management tools
  • Support from higher education specialists while enrolled in college and managing the experience
  • Help finding fellow alumni working in a certain field or living in a specific area
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Alumna’s Journey from Student to College Faculty

Enrolling as a sophomore at MHS, Dr. Alex Redcay ’95 was just embarking on a successful journey in education. She quickly made friends with other students, recognized the positive spirit and genuineness of teachers, and realized her vision for her future thanks to houseparents and other staff.

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Milton Hershey School alumni reconnect during Homecoming.

A Connected Network

Students who attend MHS share a unique and unbreakable bond. Alumni mentor one another, share career and life advice, and serve as family. They lovingly refer to one another as Milt brothers and sisters. The MHS Alumni Relations department, part of GPS, provides resources to keep this network of graduates connected, including:

  • Publications
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Alumni events and awards opportunities
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Alumnus/na of the Year

The MHS Alumnus/na of the Year award is the highest honor the school can bestow on a graduate. Each year, we select one graduate who has gone above and beyond to represent the values of MHS in their personal and professional lives.

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2024 Alumnus of the Year - Doug Oliver '93

Milton Hershey School named Doug Oliver ’93 as the 2024 Alumnus of the Year in recognition of his immeasurable professional success, and commitment to serving his community in Philadelphia and his alma mater. Oliver said his commitment to live a life our founders would be proud of started at MHS.

Douglas Oliver '93

2023 Alumnus of the Year - Robin Ferrer ’00

Milton Hershey School named Robin Ferrer ’00 as the 2023 Alumnus of the Year in recognition of his commitment and dedication to providing quality health care and leadership to his community in New York City—even amidst a global pandemic. Ferrer is proud to receive this honor and be the first Hispanic alumnus to receive the prestigious award.

2023 Milton Hershey School Alumnus of the Year Robin Ferrer '00.

2022 Alumna of the Year - Jocelyn Bioh ’01

Milton Hershey School named Jocelyn Bioh ’01 as the 2022 Alumna of the Year in recognition for her accomplishments in the visual and performing arts. Bioh said she is proud to be the youngest and first Black woman to receive this prestigious honor and to be a vessel in which diversity is spotlighted.

Milton Hershey School Alumna of the Year 2022 Jocelyn Bioh ’01

2021 Alumna of the Year - Christine Cook ’81

Milton Hershey School named Christine (Brennan) Cook ’81 as the 2021 Alumna of the Year in recognition for her 35-year career teaching kindergarten at MHS. Cook shared that MHS enhanced her life in more ways than she could have imagined and gives credit to the role models she idolized as a student.

2020 Alumnus of the Year - Chuck Seidel ’87

Milton Hershey School named retired Lt. Col. Charles “Chuck” Seidel ’87 as the 2020 Alumnus of the Year in recognition for his 27-year career with the U.S. Air Force and for his work in leading one of the Air Force’s top strategic initiatives—the Long Range Strike Bomber program at the Pentagon. Chuck is incredibly grateful for the true impact that MHS has had on every aspect of his life, from developing his work ethic to teaching him how to care for others.

MHS Alumni Association

Graduates come together as proud alumni through the Milton Hershey School Alumni Association (MHSAA). MHSAA’s office is located on the Dearden Alumni Campus. Young graduates receive free membership for the first six years after graduation.

Milton Hershey School does not discriminate in admissions or other programs and services on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religious creed or disability. Read important MHS policies on equal opportunity and diversity, equal employment opportunity, and more.