The project was developed in conjunction with Homecoming 2012 “A Titan Throwback: Everything Old School,” and the University’s first-ever All-Greek Reunion.
A special video presentation of the Alumni Memories Project, created by UWO Alumni Relations intern Ashley Cross, will premiere Friday night at the UW Oshkosh Alumni Association Awards Dinner in Reeve Memorial Union.
On Saturday, the video will be shown prior to the UWO football game against UW-Platteville at J. J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium and again during the All-Greek Reunion celebration at Reeve.
Project participants included alumni from different decades who now live across the nation in places like Arizona and New York.
“Many alumni have shared that they not only received a high-quality education at UWO, but also that they developed lasting friendships and cherished memories,” said UWO Alumni Director Christine Gantner.
Some unique memories come from alumnus Ross Mueller ’93, of Mishicot, and alumna Sandra Gruhle ’62, of Saukville.
Mueller’s favorite memory at UWO occurred during one of his last days at the University.
“You might think the reason I picked graduation day was the obvious,” Mueller said. “However, the real motivation was something that my dad said to me. My dad took it upon himself to meet me up front right as I came down the stairs from the stage. He simply put his hand out to shake my hand. I thought he was going to say ‘Congratulations!’ Instead, he said ‘The buck stops here son!’ It made me stand up a little straighter.”
Gruhle shared the memory of meeting her lifelong friends at UW Oshkosh.
“Someone once told me that college life was 75 percent social,” Gruhle said. “It’s possible some of us stretched that a bit, but the friendships we forged at UWO have stayed with us far longer than the content of any lecture.”
The names of all alumni who participated in the project have been entered into a drawing to win a Titan prize pack. The winner will be announced during Homecoming 2012.
To learn more about the memory project or to share your own memory, visit Engage.