Alumni Association Oral History Project
Whether you’re a Pelican or a Golden Eagle, every Spalding alum has a story, and the Spalding University Alumni Association wants to hear yours!
That’s why we’ve decided to embark on a new oral history project to collect the stories of alumni like you in your own words.
These stories will be preserved in a book that celebrates the impact Spalding University has had on your lives.
Every year we don't capture and preserve these stories feels like another opportunity lost, so we're excited to get started today!
Whether you’re a Pelican or a Golden Eagle, welcome to the Spalding University Alumni Association!You are one of the 15,000 Spalding alums making a difference throughout the world—this is your alumni association and we are here to celebrate you!
We encourage you to take a moment to explore the countless ways to stay involved and contribute to your alma mater.
- Did a special faculty or staff member have a profound impact on your life?
- Did you find your lifelong sweetheart at Spalding?
- Can you trace your career path back to a defining moment at your alma mater?
- Have connections you made on campus turned into lifelong friendships?
- Were you on campus during a historical moment?
- Are you a Spalding legacy?
Have you Moved?
As part of this project, we are also taking this opportunity to help make it easier for you to stay connected to Spalding. PCI will help us collect updated contact information from those of you who may have moved and inadvertently lost touch with your alma mater.
Show off Your
Spalding University Pride
With our limited resources, we'd never be able to tackle a project like this. By partnering with PCI, we're able to access their trained staff of real, live human beings who are excited to listen to what you have to share. PCI will also help collect and assemble the stories into the Spalding Oral History Project book that we can share with all Spalding 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 Spalding Alumni Association. The project is completely funded by the alumni who choose to purchase the Spalding Oral History 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 Spalding Alumni Association branded merchandise as well. You are welcome to purchase these items, but you are not required to do so to participate in the project or order the 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.
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 throughout 2023. After that, they will enter a post-production phase editing the data.
We look forward to hearing from each and every one of you and learning about your special Spalding University memories.
What to Look For
Soon you will receive a postcard in the mail. This is an official postcard from the Spalding Alumni Association, 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 Spalding Memories.
To get answers to frequently asked questions from alumni regarding the Oral History Project please visit our Spalding Oral History FAQ webpage.