AU Introduces Oral History Project


Anderson, Ind. — Anderson University has introduced a new oral history project in conjunction with Publishing Concepts Incorporated to capture the institution’s rich 104-year history and its roots in Anderson, Indiana.

The primary goal of the project is to procure stories from alumni throughout the years to capture just how special a place Anderson University has been to so many who’ve gone before. All alumni of AU are invited to participate. The finished product will be a hardbound coffee table book, along with audio recordings of each story.

“There’s a lot of history packed into 104 years of existence, and what better group of people to tell the story of AU than those who’ve attended?” said Trent Palmer, director of Alumni Relations. “This project gives Anderson University a chance to collect accounts of alumni who were shaped by the education provided at this great institution, and to share that with each other in this timeless compilation.”

“The oral history project is important because it gives Ravens the opportunity to tell their life stories and memories of AU,” said Jen Hunt, vice president for Advancement. “I’m excited to hear and share their experiences with others.”

The Anderson University oral history publication is available for sale only to Anderson University alumni, who are invited to tell their AU story by calling 1-800-550-4773. 

Visit the oral history project online to learn more, or to read frequently asked questions.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.