The Simpson College Alumni Office is excited to partner with PCI (Publishing Concepts Inc.) to publish the Simpson College 2015 Alumni Directory. One of the Alumni Office’s primary goals is to keep our alumni connected within the alumni network, both personally and professionally. In order to facilitate these connections, the Alumni Office and PCI will be producing Simpson’s first comprehensive, printed alumni directory in over 16 years.
PCI has had roots in the publishing business for more than 85 years and dates back to the nation’s first publisher of alumni directories, Rockwell F. Clancy Company. PCI has been incorporated under the PCI name since 1982 and is a privately held, family run business.
This project allows the Simpson College Alumni Office to receive important updates to our database so we can learn more about our alumni and how we can better serve you as well as future alumni. This is a great way to help us ensure that your information is 100% up-to-date and our communications (Simpson Magazine and emails such as monthly Alumni E-Newsletters) are being delivered to the right address.
We thank all of you who have taken the time to respond. We hope that you find the 2015 Alumni Directory very useful.
Andy English ’05
Director of Alumni Relations
Alumni Directory FAQs
1. I received an email/postcard/phone call from a company asking for my personal information. They said they were working on a directory for Simpson College. Is this a legitimate project, or is it a scam?
We have partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce our new alumni directory. PCI is a company located in Dallas, TX that publishes directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities and military organizations across the nation. This project allows Simpson 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.
2. Why didn’t Simpson produce the directory internally?
With our extensive alumni base, the alumni office would be unable to manage a project of this magnitude in a timely fashion. PCI has been carefully selected to partner with Simpson after extensive research of industry leaders in print directory services was conducted.
3. How do I know my information will only be used for directory purposes?
Simpson College has a contractual agreement with PCI that states:
a. The names, addresses and information provided to PCI by Simpson 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 Alumni Directory and except as required by court order or law.
b. The Directory will be made available only to alumni of Simpson College. Upon completion of the project, PCI will return to Simpson College any and all electronic files that have been supplied by Simpson College or produced by PCI in connection with the production of the Directory.
4. 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 Simpson College project. The representative will verify all the information we have on file for you and make any updates where needed. One of the numbers that you may dial to update your information is 1.877.290.5979.
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 1.800.395.4724.
5. Can anyone purchase a directory?
No, the Simpson College Alumni Directory is available for sale only to Simpson College alumni.
6. When will I receive my directory if I decide to purchase a copy?
The total duration of the directory project is about 12 months. Since we began the project in February of 2014, the directories will be distributed in February of 2015.
7. 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 1.800.395.4724.
8. Will I be asked to purchase something? Do I have to buy a directory?
After verifying your information with PCI, you will be invited to purchase a directory. By no means is this required and you will not receive a “hard sell”. Some alumni will find great value in owning a print directory while others may not. It is our hope to gather as much accurate alumni information for the publication as possible.
9. 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 1.800.395.4724, and they will take care of this for you.
10. I ordered a package containing the Discounted Companion Airline Certificate, but I haven’t received the post card requesting verification of my address.
If you purchased a package containing the Discounted Companion Airline Certificate, you will receive a postcard within 2 -3 weeks of your purchase and will be directed to go to the PCI website to initiate the certificate process by entering your ID # and order # (shown on the postcard) and verify your mailing address. Alternatively, you can call a toll free number (also shown on the postcard) and leave a voicemail to initiate the certificate process.
After verifying your address you will receive a tri-fold certificate so you can begin to make your travel arrangements.
- Basics of the certificate program:
- The Discounted Companion Airline Certificate allows the holder to purchase two round trip tickets for one low price.
- The Certificate is:
- Two Tickets for One Low Price
- 200 US Destinations (continental US)
- NO BLACKOUT DATES
- 40 Plus Airline Carriers
- 24/7 Online Booking
- 7-Day Advance Purchase
- Frequent Flier Miles for Both Passengers
- Low Price Guarantee
- Fully Transferable