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The 125th Anniversary Alumni Directory Print Edition

The Cedarville University Alumni Association has contracted with Publishing Concepts, Inc. (PCI) to produce a printed alumni directory for Cedarville's 125th Anniversary, and we need your help. Over the next few months, PCI will contact CU alumni by mail, phone, and email to request updated information from you.

We understand that you might not want to provide information to just anyone, so please be assured that their request for information is legitimate. Below is a list of frequently asked questions about the alumni directory. Thank you in advance for your participation!

Why do I need to update my information?

Cedarville recently converted to a new database and we need to update our information. Mailing addresses, email addresses, number of children — information changes so quickly! This is a great time to make sure that Cedarville has up-to-date information about you and your family. The 2012 printed directory will be a permanent record for Cedarville, capturing all those who attended the University and showing where they are in 2012.

It is also a great way for you and your friends and former classmates to stay connected.

What questions will I be asked when I call to update my information?

You will be asked the following questions:

  1. Full Name
  2. Maiden Name (if applicable)
  3. Professional suffix (Esq., CPA, etc.)
  4. Graduating class year
  5. Home address
  6. Home phone
  7. Preferred email
  8. Home church
  9. Job title
  10. Company
  11. Business address
  12. Business email
  13. Business phone
  14. Postgraduate degrees you have received (school, degree, and date received)
  15. Family members (spouse, kids [ages are helpful with kids, so we know when we can send them a Cedarville brochure!])
  16. Would you like to purchase the 2012 alumni directory?

Why is Cedarville using an outside contractor to complete this project?

With a small alumni relations staff, Cedarville needs to use a professional company to ensure that the directory is comprehensive, accurate, and completed in a timely fashion.

When will the alumni directory be complete?

The directory will be completed and available late fall 2012. In order to be cost-efficient and environmentally responsible, PCI will print only the number of directories that were requested by alumni.

Is there an environmentally friendly version of the alumni directory?

Yes, alumni may purchase the alumni directory on CD.

Can I choose what information is listed in the directory?

Yes. As a standard, the following information will be printed in the directory:

  • Full name including the surname you used while at Cedarville (if different from your current last name)
  • Class year
  • Home mailing address
  • Preferred email address
  • Degrees received from Cedarville and other institutions
  • Job title and company
  • Family
You may choose to have specific details omitted from the directory.

Why can I only update my information by calling a telephone number and speaking with a PCI representative?

Currently, this is the preferred method for PCI.

Who at Cedarville should I contact if I have additional questions?

Please contact alumni relations at 1-800-837-2566 or

Who is PCI?

PCI creates and publishes alumni directories for educational institutions. PCI’s products help colleges and universities update alumni information for the purpose of encouraging alumni engagement.

What does PCI offer?

PCI offers two types of customized products and expert services:

  1. PCI publishes printed alumni directories.
  2. PCI offers SPARK, featuring a combination of best-in-class online community software and online marketing/management services.

How long has PCI been in business?

PCI traces its roots back over 85 years to the Rockwell F. Clancy Company, the nation's first publisher of alumni directories. PCI has been incorporated under the PCI name since 1982 and is a privately held, family-run business.

On what market(s) is PCI focused?

PCI works with alumni and development offices of universities, colleges, professional schools, independent schools, alumni associations, and fraternities and sororities.

Who are some of PCI's clients?

PCI partners with 17 of the top 25 universities as rated by U.S.News & World Report including Princeton, Harvard, and Georgetown.

Where is PCI located?

PCI is located in Dallas, Texas.