Reinhardt's Oral History Project
We know Reinhardt alumni have wonderful stories to tell and we would love to hear about your life’s journey. The Reinhardt Alumni Association has partnered with industry-leader PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to collect your stories for Reinhardt’s first Oral History Project. PCI is a family-owned business based in Dallas, TX that has published directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities, and military organizations across the nation for over 100 years. This project allows us to hear about your personal experiences from your time at Reinhardt University and how the school helped to shape your life since then. And, while we have you on the phone, we want to make sure your contact information is up to date.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, in a few different ways:
· Updated Information – allows us to effectively communicate with and engage alumni
· Legacy – sharing and collecting stories preserves the history of our school
· Revenue – generates non-dues revenue for alumni programs
· Pride – wearing apparel shows support and love for our school
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 Oral History Project. The representative will verify the information we have on file for you, make any updates where needed, and then ask you to share your story about your time at Reinhardt University. Your story will be recorded and the sound clip provided to Reinhardt University at the conclusion of the project.
· If you have received an email with an embedded link, you may go to the online site to review your information and submit a story.
· If you did not receive a postcard or email, you may call the dedicated Reinhardt University update line at 1-888-892-3762.
Reinhardt Alumni Association has a contractual agreement with PCI that states:
The names, addresses and information provided to PCI by Reinhardt Alumni Association for the publication of the Oral History Project will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the oral history project and except as required by court order or law.
The only information that is included in the publication is your name, class year and degree, along with your story and photo. No contact information is printed. When you call to update your contact information, it will only be used to update your alumni record for the school/alumni association. You may revoke consent for your story and/or photo to appear any time before April 14, 2023 by contacting PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive an email with a link to upload one photo (black and white or color) plus a caption.
If you have also purchased a book but do not have an email address on file, you will be sent a photo mailer to send a physical photo in to be printed (note: the photo will be returned if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope).
The Reinhardt University Oral History Publication is available for sale only to Reinhardt University alumni.
Contact PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 and they will take care of this for you.
The total duration of the Oral History Project is about 12-13 months. Since we began the project in October 2022, the books will be distributed in October – November 2023.