A Bloomsburg University Foundation Oral History Project

 

To speak with someone from the BU team about the project, feel free to call us at 570-389-4128 or email info@bloomufdn.org

The Project

Every Husky has a story about their climb, and to celebrate the 15Oth anniversary of the Bloomsburg University Alumni Association, we want to hear them! The Alumni Association has partnered with the BU Foundation to enlist the help of PCI to record an oral history of Bloomsburg University alumni.  PCI will contact the more than 73 thousand Huskies in Pennsylvania, the United States and the world. Selected stories will be preserved in a book that celebrates how Bloom alumni not only persevere and succeed, but also how they lift up their pack: whether it’s on campus, in the community, or in their profession.

 

Have You Moved?

As part of this project, we are also making it easier for you to stay connected to BU. 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

So what Husky story will YOU tell?

  • Did a special faculty or staff member have a profound impact on your life?
  • Did you find your life partner at Bloomsburg University?
  • Was your career climb defined before leaving campus?
  • Did your campus connections turn into lifelong friendships?
  • Were you on campus during a historical moment?
  • Are you a Husky legacy family?

     

PCI Partnership

Without help, BU would never be able to tackle a project like this. By partnering with PCI, we’re able to access their trained staff who are excited to listen to what you have to share. PCI will also help collect and assemble the stories into the Husky Memories book that we can share with all BU alumni. 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 the Bloomsburg University Foundation and the BU Alumni Association. The project is completely funded by the alumni who choose to purchase the Husky 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 BU branded merchandise. You are welcome but not required to purchase anything in order to share your story. 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 PCI with instructions on how to participate. We’d like to invite you to share your story with us and take part in this first of its kind project to celebrate the stories and voices of our alumni. The PCI team will collect stories until Dec. 31, 2021. After that, they will enter a post-production phase to publish the book.  We hope to have the book distributed to all alumni who purchase it in late spring 2022.

We look forward to hearing from each and every one of you regarding your memories of BU!

 

What to Look For

Below is an example of a postcard you will receive in the mail. This is an official postcard from the BUF, 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 Husky Memories.

 

Still have questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions

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