Alumni Oral History Project

Alumni Oral History Project

Attention alumni – Glenville State University has embarked on a multi-month project that aims to collect as many alumni stories as possible and store them in a commemorative book!

About The Project

Every Pioneer has a story, and the we want to hear yours. However, it would be impossible for us to touch base with each individual alumnus and record their story on our own. That’s why we’ve decided to embark on this project – Glenville Memories – to collect the stories of alumni like you in your own words. These stories will be preserved in a book that celebrates the impact Glenville State has had on your lives and who you are today.

Have You Moved?

As part of this project, we are taking the opportunity to help make it easier for you to stay connected to Glenville State. PCI will help us collect updated contact information from those of you who may have moved and inadvertently lost touch with your alma mater.

Your Story

What Glenville Memory will you tell?

  • Did a special faculty or staff member have a profound impact on your life?
  • Did you find your sweetheart at Glenville State?
  • Can you trace your career path back to a defining moment at our alma mater?
  • Have connections you made on campus turned into lifelong friendships?
  • Were you on campus during a historical moment?
  • Are you a Pioneer legacy, meaning there are other Glenville State alumni in your family?

PCI Partnership

We would never be able to tackle a project of this magnitude on our own. By partnering with PCI, we’re able to access their trained staff of real, live humans who are excited to listen to what you have to share. PCI will also help collect and assemble the stories into the Glenville Memories book that we can share with all Pioneers. Please note, we have only shared your contact information with PCI in conjunction with this project. We have NOT sold your contact information or otherwise used it for outside marketing purposes.

Do I Have to Buy Something?

No. This project is being done at NO COST to Glenville State University. The project is completely funded by the alumni who choose to purchase the Glenville Memories book that will be produced at the end of the project. Various book packages will be offered. PCI will also offer you the option to purchase other Glenville State branded merchandise such as a blanket and pullover. You are welcome to purchase these items, but you are not required to do so to participate in the project or order the Glenville Memories book. Again, we’d never be able to embark on a project like this without the support of our amazing alumni and the partnership with PCI. We sincerely thank every person that participates and chooses to purchase the book.

What’s Next?

Soon you will be receiving email and postcard communications from the PCI team with instructions on how to participate. We’d like to invite you to share one of your stories with us and take part in this first of its kind project to honor the experiences and voices of our alumni. The PCI team will collect stories until October 11, 2024. After that, they will enter a post-production phase editing the data. We hope to have the project ready for distribution by April 2025.

We look forward to hearing from each and every one of you regarding your memories of “the Lighthouse on the Hill!”

What to Look For

Below is an example of a postcard you will receive in the mail. This is an official postcard from Glenville State University, distributed by our partner PCI. Once you receive the postcard, please follow the instructions to update your information and set up an interview time to share your Glenville Memories.

Alumni History Project Postcard Front
Example Postcard (Front)
Alumni History Project Postcard Back
Example Postcard (Back)

Below is an example of an email you will receive in your inbox. Once you receive the email, please follow the instructions to update your information and set up an interview time to share your Glenville Memories. If you do not receive it, please take this opportunity to call PCI at 1-877-375-0262 and update your contact information so we can stay connected. If you are living internationally or are unable to call the update line, please email

Alumni History Project Email Sample
Example Email

More Information

Visit the FAQs page for answers to many frequently asked questions. If you have other questions regarding the project, please reach out to PCI customer service desk at 1-800-982-1590 or or the Alumni Relations Office at Glenville State University at