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Oral History Project

Why We Love Lander



The Project

Every Lander Lily, Senator, and Bearcat has a story, and the Lander University Alumni Association wants to hear yours. However, with over 20,000 living alumni, it would take many years to meet with each of you individually. That is why we have decided to embark on a new 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 Lander University has had on your lives and who you are today. Every year we do not capture and preserve these stories feels like another opportunity lost, so we are excited to get started to help celebrate our 150th Anniversary!


PCI/Lander Partnership

With our limited resources, we would never be able to tackle a project like this. By partnering with PCI, we are 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 book that we can share with all. 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.


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 Lander. PCI will help us collect updated contact information from those of you who may have moved and inadvertently lost touch with your alma mater.


Your Story

So what story will you tell?

  • Did a special faculty or staff member have a profound impact on your life?
  • Did you find your sweetheart at Lander?
  • 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?
  • Are you a Lander legacy?


Do I Have to Buy Something?

No. This project is being done at NO COST to the Lander University Alumni Association. The project is completely funded by the alumni who choose to purchase the 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 Lander branded merchandise such as a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or travel bag. 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 would 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.


What’s Next?

Soon you will be receiving email and postcard communications from the PCI team with instructions on how to participate. We would 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 August 31, 2021. After that, they will enter a post-production phase editing the data. We hope to have the book distributed in 2022.

We look forward to hearing from each and every one of you regarding “Why You Love Lander!”



To get answers to frequently asked questions from alumni regarding the Oral History Project please visit our Oral History FAQ webpage.


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 the Lander University Alumni Association at