The Mercer Bears put themselves on the college basketball map -- and in the history books -- by stunning third-seeded Duke in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Friday. Until then, the Bears, who rallied for a 78-71 win, might have been best known in basketball circles for being the alma mater of former NBA player and coach Sam Mitchell.

But Mercer, located in Macon, Georgia, has some other distinguished alums in various fields of work:

Here is a longer list of Mercer's notable alumni, which includes Katie Couric's dad.

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