You asked, and we listened! Staying in contact with your peers after graduation is one of the most popular inquiries that we receive as an alumni office. In response to that request, Long Island University is launching an alumni data verification project this month. To make this a successful project, we are partnering with Publishing Concepts ("PCI"), a nationally recognized publishing firm, to help us reach out to alumni near and far.
Starting this month, you will receive communication from PCI. They will be informing you on how to participate in the project and update your contact information. The last Long Island University alumni directory was published several years ago, and we look forward to completing this project by June 2020.
We understand security and privacy are concerns, but please know that PCI is a trusted partner of Long Island University. Up-to-date information is vital for us to connect alumni with former classmates and friends. It also ensures that you receive the latest news and invitations from your alma mater.
If you have any questions about this project, please feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions by Alumni
I received an email/postcard/phone call from a company asking for my personal information. They said they were working on a directory for Long Island University. 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 Long Island University to receive important updates to our database so we know more about our alumni and how we can better serve you and future alumni.
Does Long Island University benefit from this at all?
Yes, in a few different ways:
Updated Information – Allows us to effectively communicate with and engage alumni
Legacy – Preserves the history of our school
Pride – Wearing apparel shows support and love for our school
How do I know my information will only be used for directory purposes?
Long Island University has a contractual agreement with PCI that states:
The names, addresses and information provided to PCI by Long Island University 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 Directory and except as required by court order or law.
The Directory will be made available only to alumni of Long Island University. Upon completion of the project, PCI will return to Long Island University any and all electronic files that have been supplied by Long Island University or produced by PCI in connection with the production of the Directory.
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 Long Island University project. The representative will verify all the information we have on file for you and make any updates where needed. You can also contact Joan Yonke, Director of Development and Annual Fund at Long Island University at email@example.com.
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 1.800.982.1590.
Can anyone purchase a directory?
The Long Island University Alumni Directory is available for sale only to Long Island University alumni.
When will I receive my directory?
The total duration of the directory project is about 12 months. Since we began the project in November 2019, the directories will be distributed in November 2020.
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 prefer to have excluded. You may also communicate this information to the PCI customer service desk at 1.800.982.1590 or to Joan Yonke, Director of Development and Annual Fund at Long Island University at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 1.800.982.1590 and they will take care of this for you.