Elmhurst Launches Alumni Directory Project

September 29, 2016 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

Over the next few months, Elmhurst College alumni will be contacted by our partner vendor, PCI (Publishing Concepts Inc.), to collect and update contact information for The Elmhurst College Alumni Directory.

The project, which will result in a printed directory that will contain information on all living alumni, is sanctioned and approved by the Office of Alumni Relations.

The information collected is used to update the College’s records to ensure that we are able to share accurate information with you about Elmhurst College news and alumni events. The contact information collected also comes in handy when searching for former classmates and acquaintances.

Published once every five years, the directory is one of the many benefits provided to alumni of Elmhurst College. You may place an order for this useful networking tool when you update your contact information.

Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@elmhurst.edu or (630) 617-3600.

Elmhurst College Alumni Directory FAQs

I received an email/postcard/phone call from a company asking for my personal information. They said they were working on a directory for Elmhurst College. Is this a legitimate project, or is it a scam?
We have partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts Inc.) to produce our new alumni directory. PCI is a company located in Dallas, Texas, that publishes directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities and military organizations across the nation. This project allows Elmhurst College to receive important updates to our database so we know more about our alumni and how we can better serve you and future alumni.

Why did the Office of Alumni Relations decide to undertake this project?
The last Elmhurst College Alumni Directory was printed in 2010. A new directory will not only be of service to those graduates who are interested in reconnecting with fellow alumni, but the updated information will help us invite alumni to college events across the country. This project will help your alma mater serve you better in the future.

How do I know my information will only be used for directory purposes?
Elmhurst College has a contractual agreement with PCI that states:

  • The names, addresses and information provided to PCI by Elmhurst College 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 only to alumni of Elmhurst College. Upon completion of the project, PCI will return to Elmhurst College any and all electronic files that have been supplied by Elmhurst College 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 Elmhurst College project. The representative will verify all the information we have on file for you and make any updates where needed. 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 (800) 395-4724.

Can anyone purchase a directory? Am I required to purchase the directory?
The EC Alumni Directory is only available for sale to graduates of Elmhurst College. Individuals may elect to purchase the directory as a book or on a USB drive. You are not obligated to purchase a directory when you call to update your information.

When will I receive my directory?
The total duration of the directory project is about 12 months. Since we began the project in August 2016, the directories will be distributed in August 2017.

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 (800) 395-4724 or to the Alumni Association.

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 (800) 395-4724, and they will take care of this for you.

If I don’t talk with PCI, what information will be automatically included in the directory on my behalf?
The following information will be included under your entry unless you have previously opted out of receiving print materials from Elmhurst College:

  • Legal First, Middle, Last Names (including titles and suffixes)
  • Maiden Name
  • Preferred Graduation Year(s)
  • Home Email Address
  • Home City, State and Country
  • Employer Name
  • Job Title
  • Business Email Address

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