New Alumni Directory Launch
Walsh Partners with PCI
The Walsh University Alumni Association announces a partnership with Publishing Concepts Incorporated (PCI) to manage a significant alumni data and directory update. The project will begin this month, with the data-update process lasting through February 2018 and printed directories shipping to those who order in late fall 2018.
In addition to helping us produce this valuable networking tool that helps Cavaliers connect with each other, your participation in the project also allows the Walsh Alumni Association to receive important updates to our database so we can more effectively engage you with your alma mater and better serve current and future alumni.
Watch for postcards, emails and phone calls from our partner, PCI, with instructions on how to update your official alumni profile. We understand security and privacy are concerns, but please know that PCI is a trusted partner of Walsh University and the information you provide will be available exclusively to our institution.
ALUMNI DIRECTORY PROJECT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I received an email/postcard/phone call from a company asking for my personal information. They said they were working on a directory for Walsh University. Is this a legitimate project, or is it a scam?
We have partnered with Publishing Concepts, Inc. (known as PCI) to produce our new Walsh Alumni Directory. We understand that security and privacy are of concern. PCI is a trusted partner of the Walsh Alumni Association, having also produced our most recently completed directory in 2010. PCI is a company located in Dallas, TX, and Chesapeake, VA, that publishes directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities and military organizations across the nation.
This project also allows the Walsh Alumni Association to receive important updates to our database so we know more about our alumni and how we can better serve you and future alumni.
How do I know my information will only be used for directory purposes?
The Walsh Alumni Association has a contractual agreement with PCI that states:
The names, addresses and information provided to PCI by the Walsh Alumni Association for the publication of the directory will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the directory and except as required by court order or law.
The directory will be made available for purchase only by alumni of Walsh. Upon completion of the project, PCI will return to the Walsh Alumni Association any and all electronic files that have been supplied by the Walsh Alumni Association or produced by PCI in connection with the production of the directory.
I would like to verify and update my information. How may I do this?
If you have received a postcard or an email with a telephone number, you may call the number to speak with a dedicated representative for the Walsh Alumni Directory project. The representative will verify all the information we have on file for you and make any updates where needed. They may also ask you for some additional information about your time at Walsh and your family to make additions to your existing record.
If you have received an email with an embedded link, you may go to the online site to review your information. If you have questions, you may call PCI’s customer service desk at 1-800-982-1590.
Can anyone purchase a directory?
The 2018 Walsh Alumni Directory is available for sale only to WALSH alumni.
Can I choose some or all of my information not to be printed in the directory?
When you call to update your information, you can tell the representative what information you would prefer to have excluded. You may also communicate this information to the PCI customer service desk at 1-800-982-1590.
When will I receive my directory? (For those who choose to purchase one)
The total duration of the Walsh Alumni Directory project is 13-15 months. We are scheduled to begin the project in August 2017, with an anticipated delivery date in November 2018.
Are there any alternatives to ordering a printed directory?
Yes, PCI also makes the directory information available in a digital format.
I ordered a directory/package over the phone and would like to cancel my order. How do I do this?
Call the PCI customer service help desk at 1-800-982-1590, and they will take care of this for you.
What does Walsh use this information for?
The alumni office maintains a database on our alumni which is used for all, but not limited to, the following reasons.
- To keep you up-to-date on what is happening on campus. whether it’s an event invitation, important news, or campus updates.
- To contact you for ways to engage with your alma mater. We utilize our alumni for volunteers, guest speakers, mentors, and more for our current students.
- To conduct surveys relevant to engagement as well as ones related to specific programs and offerings at Walsh. These surveys are oftentimes helpful in getting certain accreditations and grants.
- To help YOU! We utilize our alumni network to offer you support, whether you are looking for someone to show you around a new city, offer career advice, connect you to a certain company or to reconnect with old friends.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.