Many of you have recently received a post card from me to let you know that we’ve launched our Mountaineer Memories Oral History project. We’ve teamed up with a company called PCI to record and document the history of WVU through the experiences of our Alumni.
Once you receive the postcard, take a moment to call the 1-800 number listed on the card and one of PCI’s staff members will lead you through the process of telling your WVU story. Your story will then be recorded, transcribed, and, along with your photos, published in a book that is available for purchase. We will be receiving the audio recordings as well as the transcriptions and hoping to find a way to make them available at the Erickson Alumni Center electronically.
We believe this is a great opportunity for us to preserve the special memories of our alumni for future generations, while telling the story of West Virginia University. I hope you’ll participate so we can capture the moments in your WVU story.
While you’re here, I’d like to share some additional updates:
At our board meeting last month, we launched a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee
to examine and improve our commitment to serving alumni from every unique background
and identity. Our goal is to develop action steps to ensure we’re addressing
the needs of all of our alumni. This committee is made up of a diverse group
of board members, alumni and staff; we’ll be reporting out the work and action
plans of this committee in coming months.
We’re in the process of launching our Mountaineer Alliance Webinar Series virtual
platform. This virtual system is where our alumni will be able to engage in life-long
learning, professional development, interesting alumni stories, and timely topic
discussions. There is no cost to attend these webinars and you can get a sneak-peak
at the platform by clicking
- The University is moving cautiously ahead in developing plans for the return of
students and start of the fall semester. The goal is to find the safest possible
path to a return of in-person classes and students on campus. If you’d like to
learn more details, you can click
Best wishes for a safe and healthy summer. We urge you to follow best practices as you go about your summer activities and look forward to supporting you as alumni in any way that we can.