Mount Marty Memories
Mount Marty’s Alumni Association Oral History Project
Every Lancer has a story, and the Mount Marty Alumni Association wants to hear yours! We’ve decided to embark on a new project called Mount Marty Memories to collect the stories of alumni like you in your own words. These stories will be preserved in a book that celebrates the history and legacy of Mount Marty. Every year we don’t capture and preserve these stories feels like another opportunity lost, so we’re excited to get started today!
So what Mount Marty Memory will you tell?
- Did a special faculty or staff member have a profound impact on your life?
- Did you find your sweetheart at The Mount?
- Can you trace your career path back to a defining moment at our alma mater?
- Have connections you made on campus turned into lifelong friendships?
- Were you on campus during a historical moment?
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 Mount Marty Memories book that we can share with all 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.
As part of the project, we are also taking this opportunity to help make it easier for you to stay connected to Mount Marty University. PCI will help us collect updated contact information from those of you who may have moved and inadvertently lost touch with your alma mater.
No. This project is being done at NO COST to Mount Marty. The project is completely funded by the alumni who choose to purchase the Mount Marty 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 Mount Marty branded merchandise such as a blanket and pullover. You are welcome to purchase these items, but you are not required to do so to participate in the project or order the Mount Marty Memories 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 until December 15, 2023. After that, they will enter a post-production phase editing the data. We hope to have the book distributed in the summer of 2024. We look forward to hearing from each and every one of you regarding your memories of your time on The Mount!
If you did not receive a postcard or email, you may call the dedicated Mount Marty University update line at 855-890-9255. If you are living internationally or are unable to call the update line, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. PCI will send you a personalized link for you to share your written story and photo.
To get answers to frequently asked questions from alumni regarding the Oral History Project please read below:
I received an email/postcard/phone call from a company asking for my personal information and a story about Mount Marty University. Tell me more about the project.
We have partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce an Oral History Publication for Mount Marty 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 Mount Marty 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.
How does Mount Marty University benefit from this?
Most importantly, through the Oral History Project, we’re promoting the legacy of Mount Marty. Sharing and collecting stories preserves the history of our school!
Also through this project, the alumni office will receive updated contact information which will allow us to effectively communicate with and engage alumni.
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.
I would like to verify or update my information and share a story. How may 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 Mount Marty University. Your story will be recorded and the sound clip provided to Mount Marty 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 Mount Marty University update line at 855-890-9255.
If you are living internationally or are unable to call the update line, please email email@example.com. PCI will send you a personalized link for you to share your written story and photo.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. PCI will send you a personalized link for you to share your written story and photo.
Can I choose what information is printed 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 12/15/2023 by contacting PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 / email@example.com.
I updated my information but need some more time to think about what experience to share.
You can call back at any time before 12/15/2023 to share your story.
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 in a physical photo to be printed (note: the photo will be returned if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope).
Can anyone purchase a book?
The Mount Marty University Oral History Publication is available for sale only to the Mount Marty University community.
When will I receive my book?
The total duration of the Oral History Project is about 12 months. Since we began the project in June 2023, the books will be distributed in June 2024.
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.
If you have any other questions regarding the project, please reach out to PCI customer service desk at 1-800-982-1590 or the Mount Marty Alumni Association at firstname.lastname@example.org.