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Sharing Mountaineer Memories

A sunset over Cheat Lake, WV

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 here.
  • 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 here.

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.

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Sean '89