The Project

Every Panther has a story, and Adelphi University wants to hear yours.

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

These stories will be preserved in a commemorative print and digital book that celebrates the impact Adelphi University has had on your lives and who you are today.

Your Story

What will you tell? What will you share?  Below is a list of suggested topics to think about before you call.

  • Did a faculty or staff member have a profound impact on your life?
  • Have connections you made on campus turned into lifelong friendships?
  • Are you an Adelphi University legacy family?
  • Can you trace your career path back to a defining moment on our campuses?
  • Are you a first-generation graduate?
  • Did you find your sweetheart at Adelphi?

PCI Partnership

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.

Do I Have to Buy Something?

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.

What’s Next?

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 Adelphi stories for several months.  After that, they will enter a post-production phase editing the data and creating the print and digital books. We hope to have the finished project in late spring 2022—the conclusion of our 125th anniversary year.

We look forward to hearing from each and every Panther!

What to Look For

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

Contact Information

If you have any other questions regarding the project, please reach out to PCI customer service desk at 1.800.982.1590 or Jodie Sperico, executive director, alumni engagement and Adelphi Fund at jodie@adelphi.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

To get answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Oral History Project, use this drop down menu.

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.

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