Seahawk Stories

A Wagner College Alumni Oral History Project

Update as of July 2020

Right now, Seahawk Stories is in its final stages of editing. We partnered with Publishing Concepts, Inc. (PCI) on this project, and they are working remotely from home until the end of 2020. We expect you will receive the published and printed Seahawk Stories in late September or October.
We apologize for the delay in receiving this book. Due to COVID-19, we have been delayed since all employees are working from home. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.

The Project

As we welcome Dr. Joel Martin to the Wagner College family as our 19th president, we want him to understand the Wagner community from the perspective of our alumni.  However, with over 25,000 living Seahawks, it would take many years to meet with each of you individually.  That’s why we’ve decided to embark on a new project called Seahawk Stories to collect the stories of alumni like you in your own words.  In addition to sharing these stories with Dr. Martin, we will also preserve them in a book that celebrates the impact Wagner College has had on your lives and who you are today.  Every year that we don’t capture and preserve these stories feels like another opportunity lost, so we’re excited to get started today!

 

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

Your Story

So what Seahawk Story will you tell?
• Did a special faculty or staff member have a profound impact on your life?
• Did you find your Seahawk Sweetheart at Wagner?
• 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 the Hill during a historical moment?
• Are you a legacy Seahawk, meaning there are other Seahawks in your family?

 

PCI Partnership

With our limited resources, we’d 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 to what you have to share.  PCI will also be helping us to collect and assemble the stories into the Seahawk Stories book that we can share with all Seahawks.   Please note that 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.

Do I have to buy something?

No.  This project is being done at NO COST to Wagner College.  The project is completely funded by the alumni who CHOOSE to purchase the Seahawk Stories book that will be produced at the end of the project.  The book is offered at $150.  PCI will also offer you the option to purchase other Wagner College branded merchandise such as a hat, t-shirt, sweatshirt and a travel bag.  You are welcome to purchase these items, but you are not required to do so to (a) participate in the project or (b) order the Seahawk Stories book.  Again, we’d never be able to embark on a project like this without the support of our amazing alumni and the partnership with PCI.  So 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’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 stories until January 17, 2020. After then, they will enter a post-production phase editing the data.

We look forward to hearing from each and every one of you why “Wagner will forever be, deep in our memory.”