Oral History Project

Every Marauder has a story, and Millersville wants to hear yours! 

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The Project

Every Marauder has a story, and we want to hear yours! With over 70,000 living alumni, it would take years to meet with each of you individually. That’s why we’ve launched Millersville Memories to collect alumni stories in your own words. These stories will be preserved in a book celebrating the impact Millersville has had on your lives. Each year we don’t capture these stories feels like a missed opportunity, so we’re excited to get started today!

Have You Moved?

As part of this project, we aim to help you stay connected to the 'Ville. PCI will assist us in collecting updated contact information from alumni who may have moved and lost touch with us.

Your Story

So what Millersville Memory will you share?

  • Did a special faculty or staff member have a profound impact on your life?
  • Did you find your sweetheart at the 'Ville?
  • Can you trace your career path back to a defining moment here?
  • Have connections you made on campus turned into lifelong friendships?
  • Were you on campus during a historical moment?
  • Are you a legacy?

PCI Partnership

With our limited resources, we couldn’t tackle a project like this alone. By partnering with PCI, we have access to their trained staff who are eager to hear your stories. PCI will also help collect and assemble these stories into the Millersville Memories book. Please note, we have only shared your contact information with PCI for this project. We have NOT sold your contact information or used it for outside marketing purposes.

Do I Have to Buy Something?

No. This project is at NO COST to our Alumni or to Millersville. It’s funded by alumni who choose to purchase the Millersville Memories book. Various book packages will be offered. PCI will also offer other Millersville branded merchandise like a blanket and pullover. You are welcome to purchase these items, but you are not required to do so to participate or order the book. We couldn’t embark on this project without the support of our amazing alumni and PCI’s partnership. We sincerely thank everyone who participates and chooses to purchase the book.

What’s Next?

Soon, you will receive emails and postcards from the PCI team with instructions on how to participate. We invite you to share your stories and take part in this unique project honoring our alumni's experiences and voices. The PCI team will collect stories until Dec. 31, 2024. After that, they will enter a post-production phase, editing the data. We hope to distribute the book in late spring 2025.

This is a great way to support the black and gold. We look forward to hearing from each of you regarding your "hymns of praise and loyalty!”

What to Look For

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

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  • I received an email/postcard/phone call from a company asking for my personal information and a story about Millersville University. Tell me more about the project. 

    We have partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce an Oral History Publication for Millersville University. PCI is a family-owned business based in Dallas, TX that has published directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities, and military organizations across the nation for over 100 years. This project allows us to hear about your personal experiences from your time at Millersville University and how the school helped to shape your life since then. And, while we have you on the phone, we want to make sure your contact information is up to date.

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  • Does Millersville University benefit from this at all?
    Yes, in a few different ways:

    1. Updated Information – allows us to effectively communicate with and engage alumni
    2. Legacy – sharing and collecting stories preserves the history of our school
    3. Revenue – generates non-dues revenue for alumni programs
    4. Pride – wearing apparel shows support and love for our school
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  • How do I know my information will only be used for Oral History Project purposes?

    PCI is committed to protecting your information. The names, addresses and information provided to PCI for the publication of the Oral History Project will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the Oral History Project and except as required by court order or law.

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  • I would like to verify or update my information and share a story. How can I do this?

    If you have received a postcard or an email with a telephone number, you may call the number to speak with a dedicated representative for the Oral History Project. The representative will verify the information we have on file for you, make any updates where needed, and then ask you to share your story about your time at Millersville University. Your story will be recorded, and the sound clip provided to Millersville University at the conclusion of the project.

    If you have received an email with an embedded link, you may go to the online site to review your information and submit a story.

    If you did not receive a postcard or email, you may call the dedicated Millersville University update line at 855-285-0677.

    If you are living internationally or are unable to call the update line, please email customerservice@publishingconcepts.com. PCI will send you a personalized link for you to share your written story and photo.
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  • How can I participate if I am Deaf/Hard of Hearing?

    If you would like to participate and are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, please email customerservice@publishingconcepts.com. PCI will send you a personalized link for you to share your written story and photo.

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  • Can I choose what information prints in the publication?

    The only information that is included in the publication is your name, class year and degree, along with your story and photo. No contact information is printed. When you call to update your contact information, it will only be used to update your alumni record for the school/alumni association. You may revoke consent for your story and/or photo to appear any time before 12/31/2024 by contacting PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 / customerservice@publishingconcepts.com.

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  • I updated my information but need some more time to think about what experience to share.

    You can call back at any time before 12/31/2024 to share your story.

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  • I shared a story and the representative said I could send a photo. How do I do this?

    You will receive an email with a link to upload one photo (black and white or color) plus a caption.

    If you have also purchased a book but do not have an email address on file, you will be sent a photo mailer to send a physical photo in to be printed (note: the photo will be returned if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope).

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  • Can anyone purchase a book?

    The Millersville University Oral History Publication is available for sale only to Millersville University alumni.

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  • When will I receive my book?

    The total duration of the Oral History Project is about 12 months. Since we began the project in July 2024, the books will be distributed in July 2025.

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  • I ordered a book / package over the phone and would like to cancel my order. How do I do this?

    Contact PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 and they will take care of this for you.

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  • Who can I talk to at Millersville if I have additional questions?

    Please contact Joshua Belice, '08/'10M, Director of Alumni Engagement by email (joshua.belice@millersville.edu) or by calling 717-871-5707.

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