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The Eastern Alumni Oral History Project

For more than 130 years, people have made Eastern the special place that we hold in our hearts. As Eastern alumni, your experiences through the years are woven into the grand tapestry that Eastern has become, just as future generations will add to it.

The time you spent here, and the memories you made along the way, have left a legacy and have shaped the story of our school.

That’s why we’re excited to partner with Publishing Concepts Inc. (PCI) on the Oral History Project to gather stories from our alumni about their experiences at Eastern. As a tribute to past and future Eastern generations, we invite you to share memories celebrating the people and events that have impacted your journey. Your stories will be recorded, transcribed, and, along with submitted photos, published as a book that will be available for purchase.

How It Works

If you haven't already, you will receive a postcard and email from PCI, on our behalf, with two important invitations:

An invitation to update and verify your contact information to strengthen our Eastern network and to keep you updated on the latest school developments.

An invitation to share your Eastern experience. What are your fondest memories from your time at Eastern? PCI has a dedicated team ready to record your stories.

What kind of story should you tell? It’s up to you, but ideas include:

Lifelong connections made on campus

The impact of receiving or giving a scholarship

Faculty or staff members who left a lasting impression

Student organization involvement that helped shape you

A career-defining experience or moment

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Ready to Share Your Story?

Please call PCI directly at 877-728-3091, Monday - Friday from 7AM - 9PM CT or Saturday from 8AM - 4:45PM CT.

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Frequently Asked Questions by Alumni

  • It’s completely legit! We have partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts, Inc) to produce an Oral History Publication for Eastern. 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 almost 100 years. This project allows Eastern to hear about your personal experiences and explain how the school has helped shape your lives.

  • Yes, in a few different ways:
    • Updated Information – allows us to effectively communicate with and engage alumni
    • Legacy – preserves the history of our school
    • Revenue – generates donation revenue for alumni programs
    • Pride – wearing apparel shows support and love for our school
  • PCI is committed to protecting your information. The names, addresses, and information provided to PCI 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. Upon completion of the project, PCI will redact PII (Personal Identifiable Information) from any and all electronic files that we have supplied or were produced by PCI in connection with the production of the Oral History Project.

  • 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 all the information we have on file for you, make any updates where needed, then ask you to share your story about your time at Eastern. Your story will be recorded and the sound clip provided to Eastern 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.

  • 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. This publication is not an alumni directory. When you call to update your contact information, it will only be used to update your alumni record for the Alumni Office. You may revoke consent for your story and/or photo to appear any time before <DATE> by contacting PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 877-728-3091 / customerservice@publishingconcepts.com.

  • You can call back at any time before <DATE> to to share your story.

  • You will receive an email with a link to upload up to one photos (black and white or color) plus captions.

    If you have also purchased a book but do not have an email address on file, you will be sent a photo mailer in which you can mail physical photos to be printed (note: photos will be returned if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope).

  • Eastern’s Oral History Publication is available for sale only to Eastern alumni.

  • Contact PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 or by email at customerservice@publishingconcepts.com and they will take care of this for you.