Adelphi University’s 125th Anniversary Oral History Project

Adelphi University’s 125th Anniversary Oral History Project

In honor of Adelphi’s 125th-anniversary celebration, we partnered with Publishing Concepts, Inc., (PCI) for a comprehensive Oral History Project, where this trusted vendor contacted our alumni to learn about their transformative experiences at Adelphi.

Thank you to the 6,376 Panthers who shared their stories as part of Adelphi’s 125th Anniversary Oral History Project!

The marketing and outreach portion of this project has concluded and the project has now entered the production phase. Panthers who purchased commemorative books (print or digital) and/or swag can expect to receive it this coming fall.

If you have any other questions regarding the project, please reach out to PCI customer service desk at 1.800.982.1590 or email alumni@adelphi.edu.

 

Adelphi's 125th Anniversary Oral History Project

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With our limited resources, Adelphi would 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 and learn about our Panthers.  (They are professional interviewers and writers!)

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.  PCI will not contact you again after the project has concluded.

Panthers who do not respond to PCI and Adelphi outreach, will not be included in this project.

Danielle C., class of 1996
“[PCI] literally took me on a walk down memory lane and it was rewarding to talk about how much Adelphi University shaped my career.”

Joanne G., class of 1986
“[PCI] was very thorough and easy to speak with. They guided you through the ‘storytelling’ experience. Looking forward to receiving the 125th book!”

Chingiz J., class of 2019
“I am thrilled to be a part of such a huge project. Thank you for inviting me to share my story.”

Juan Q., class of 1983
“[PCI] was very professional and helpful with this new concept for detailing and saving our Adelphi Alumni history.”

The PCI team has collected Adelphi stories for several months. The project has now entered the post-production phase of editing the data and creating the print and digital books. We hope to have the finished project in Summer 2022—the conclusion of our 125th anniversary year.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Adelphi has partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce an Oral History Publication on the occasion of the University’s 125th anniversary.

PCI is a company located in Dallas, TX that publishes directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities and military organizations across the nation. This project allows Adelphi to hear about your personal experiences and how it and has helped shape your lives.

Yes, in a few different ways:

  1. Legacy – Preserves the oral history of our school.
  2. Updated Information – Allows us to effectively communicate with and engage alumni.
  3. Revenue – Generates proceeds from sales of product packages and solicitation of 125th anniversary donations
  4. Pride – Wearing apparel shows support and love for our school.

Adelphi University has a contractual agreement with PCI that states:

  1. The names, addresses and information provided to PCI by the Adelphi for the publication of the Oral History Publication will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the Oral History Publication and except as required by court order or law.
  2. The Oral History Publication will be made available only to alumni of Adelphi University.  Upon completion of the project, PCI will return to Adelphi any and all electronic files that have been supplied by Adelphi or produced by PCI in connection with the production of the Oral History Publication.

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 all the information we have on file for you, make any updates where needed, then ask you to share your story about your time at Adelphi.  Your story will be recorded, and the sound clip provided to Adelphi 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 have questions, you may call PCI’s customer service desk at 1.800.982.1590.

You can call back at any time to share your story or schedule a call back with a representative. Please tell the representative you plan to do so.

You will receive an email with a link to upload up to two photos plus captions.

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 physical photos in to be printed (note: photos will be returned if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope).

You will receive an email prior to publication with a link to review your transcribed story and make any edits.

You may share as little or as much as you’d like. Some people only want to share a story, others only want to share a photo and caption.

The 125th anniversary Oral History Project print and digital pieces are available for sale only to Adelphi University alumni.

Call the PCI customer service help desk at 1.800.982.1590 and they will take care of this for you.

No. Panthers can participate in the project without having to buy anything and this project is being done at NO COST to Adelphi University. The project is completely funded by the alumni who choose to purchase the commemorative pieces that will be produced at the end of the project.

PCI will also offer you the option to purchase other Adelphi branded merchandise—some items are limited edition 125th anniversary swag.  You are welcome to purchase Adelphi items such as sweatshirts, t-shirts, travel bags and hats but you are not required to do so to participate in the project.

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

example of a postcard

There will also be branded Adelphi emails with similar language and instructions.

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