NSU Alumni Association Data Verification & Oral History Project

Our current engagement campaign will compile a unique oral history archive, uniting Northwestern State University alumni across generations, professions, geography, and life experiences.

We have partnered with Publishing Concepts (PCI) to help collect stories from as many alumni as possible and produce memories in a 2021 Northwestern State University Oral History Project.

By sharing your memory, you’ll ensure that the rich history of Northwestern State University will be preserved for generations to come.

PCI will soon be contacting you via mail, phone, and email asking you to participate and updating your contact information.

Thanks for your participation!

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s legit! We have partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce an Oral History Publication for Northwestern State University Alumni Association. 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 Northwestern State University Alumni Association to hear about your personal experiences and explain how Northwestern State University has helped shape your lives.

Yes, in a few different ways:

  1. Updated Information – allows us to effectively communicate with and engage alumni
  2. Legacy – preserves the history of our school
  3. Revenue – generates non-dues revenue for alumni programs
  4. 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 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 Northwestern State University. Your story will be recorded and the sound clip provided to Northwestern State University Alumni Association 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 Northwestern State University update line at 1-888-820-4746.

When you call to update your information, you can tell the representative if you prefer any of your information be excluded. You can also communicate your preferences to PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 / customerservice@publishingconcepts.com or to the Alumni Association directly.

You will receive an email with a link to upload up to two 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 to send physical photos in to be printed (note: photos will be returned if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope).

You will receive an email prior to publication with a link to review your transcribed story and make any edits.

The Northwestern State University Oral History Publication is available for sale only to Northwestern State University alumni.

The total duration of the Oral History Project is about 12 months. Since we began the project in February of 2021, the books will be distributed in February of 2022.

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