“There is no greater power on this earth than story.”

– Libbra Bray

Stories Matter

Stories are vital. When we share our stories, they remind us of where we came from, how we got here, and where we’re headed. We name what is important to us, we build connections, and we remind ourselves that everyone’s story matters.

Project Details

Stories may be short reflections about your best memory or who inspired you the most during your time at Phillips. They may be longer narratives that recount powerful experiences and paint a vivid picture.

“The experiences I had on campus, both in the classroom and beyond were so formative in shaping the rest of my life, both personally and professionally. I love hearing those stories from other alumni” 

As stories are submitted, they’ll be shared online and compiled into a searchable collection. Stories may be collected in writing, over audio or video, and may be submitted with an author or anonymously.

How to Get Involved

Come join this community of storytellers and story-keepers. Get involved just one time or stay involved as we collect and share the stories that have shaped generations of Haymakers.


Share Your Own Story

Want to share your own story or stories directly with the project? Decide if you want to share a brief reflection by answering one of the pre-set questions found online or share a longer self-guided narrative by picking a theme, topic, or question.

Help Someone Share Their Story

Know someone with a story to tell? A significant component of what makes storytelling so powerful is when we help somebody else share their story. Volunteer to record or collect the story of a dear friend or classmate.

Join the Interview Team

Do you have a passion for the PU story and helping others share their story? Join our volunteers in interviewing our alumni, faculty, and staff. Guidelines, tips, and interview questions are provided.

Nominate Someone

Do you know an alum, faculty, or staff member who has a story to share or whose own story had a transformative impact on your own? Nominate someone by using the form below.

Be a Story Ambassador

Help us share news about the project with fellow alumni in your area or from your class year. This can be as simple as writing a letter to fellow alumni or volunteering to share your story in person at an alumni gathering.


To share a story, get involved or for questions, please email alumni@pulf.org.