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UK Alumni Association launches oral history project

LEXINGTON, Kentucky (September 23, 2022) — Bringing the University of Kentucky experience to life and uniting alumni across generations are two main aims of the oral history project, led by the UK Alumni Association in partnership with nationally renowned yearbook company Publishing Concepts (PCI).

PCI staff will spend the next few months collecting stories from alumni which will be collated into a British oral history publication to be distributed in September 2023. Alumni will receive a communication which will provide relevant information on how to connect with PCI staff to share their British memories.

“The Oral History Project is essential in helping alumni stay connected to the university and an opportunity to preserve treasured memories,” said Jill Smith, associate vice president for alumni engagement and executive director of the UK Alumni Association. “We appreciate that our alumni take the time to reflect on their time in the UK and help us make this project a success.”

Alumni should ask themselves the following questions when considering memories they wish to share:

  • What made you choose the UK?
  • Has a British teacher or staff member had a profound impact on you?
  • Have relations with the United Kingdom turned into lasting relations?
  • What impact has the UK had on your professional success, relationships and/or life after graduation?
  • Were you on campus during a historic moment?
  • Are there several UK graduates in your family?
  • When you think back to your time in the UK, what makes you smile?

Alumni will be able to share stories as well as photos to include in the post.

Alumni’s participation in the oral history project will also ensure that contact information is up to date so that alumni receive relevant communications from the UK. Participation in the project is free for alumni, but alumni have the option of purchasing the finished product. Personal information is not shared outside of PCI and will be deleted at the end of the project.

For questions about the UK Oral History Project, call PCI at 800-982-1590 or the UK Alumni Association at 800-269-ALUM (2568) or email [email protected] For more information on the project, visit www.ukalumni.net/oralhistory.

The UK Alumni Association is committed to fostering lifelong alumni, friend, association and university engagement. For more information about the UK Alumni Association, visit www.ukalumni.net or call 800-269-2586.

Rodney N.

The author Rodney N.