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On October 7, 2023, students from the EMU Archives and Oral History Program recorded the stories of EMU students past and present. Using the EMU Aerie, the Archives’ mobile oral history recording booth, student oral historians captured the formative experiences and perspectives of EMU alums from a variety of campus eras. Here, EMU alum Dan Gretzner (class of 1991) speaks of his introduction to EMU via Sports Information Director Jim Streeter, his newfound love of Earth Science, cultural events during his time on campus, and traveling with the EMU basketball team as an assistant sports writer with the Eastern Echo.

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Eastern Michigan University, EMU Archives, EMU Oral History Program, Homecoming, Athletics

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Dan Gretzner, Interview, 2023