The Columbia College Alumni Association oversaw a comprehensive alumni data verification project from October 2015 through May 2016. To manage the time and efforts that a project of this magnitude required, we enlisted the assistance of Publishing Concepts, Inc., (PCI) in Dallas, Texas. Postcards, phone calls and emails were sent to all alumni from PCI regarding this project on our behalf.
The data verification process closed on May 3, 2016. The information we have on file and new alumni updates were used in assembling the CC Alumni Directory, a book that is available for purchase in a printed and/or digital format. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to verify your information.
The directory is a valuable resource for us to communicate with you, as well as an easy way for you to stay connected with fellow alumni. All proceeds from directory orders benefit the CCAA Scholars Program.
Merchandise orders (alumni apparel and accessories) were mailed in June. Both print and USB drive alumni directory orders were delivered in December 2016. If you have questions regarding your order, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations. Thank you for your support of the CCAA!
For additional information, call Alumni Relations at 573-875-ALUM (2586).
Frequently Asked Questions
- I received an email/postcard/phone call from a company asking for my personal information. They said they were working on a directory for Columbia 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, Texas, that publishes directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities and military organizations across the nation. This project allows Columbia 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.
- How do I know my information will only be used for directory purposes?
Columbia College has a contractual agreement with PCI that states:
a. The names, addresses and information provided to PCI by Columbia 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 Directory and except as required by court order or law.
b. The Directory will be made available only to alumni of Columbia College. Upon completion of the project, PCI will return to Columbia College any and all electronic files that have been supplied by Columbia College 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 Columbia 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 for the Columbia College alumni is 1-866-668-4535.
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 Columbia College Alumni Directory is available for sale only to Columbia College alumni.
- When will I receive my directory?
The total duration of the directory project is about 10 months. We began the project in late October 2015, so the directories will be distributed in late August or early September 2016.
- I ordered a package containing the Discounted Companion Airline Certificate, but I haven’t received the postcard requesting verification of my address.
For those who purchase a package containing the Discounted Companion Airline Certificate, they will receive a postcard within 2-3 weeks and will direct them to go to the PCI website to initiate the certificate process by entering their ID # and order # (shown on the postcard) and verify their mailing address. Alternatively, the buyer can call a toll free number (also shown on the postcard) and leave a voicemail to initiate the certificate process.
You will receive a business envelope that contains the guidelines, terms and conditions, as well as the certified voucher from Award Headquarters 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 roundtrip tickets for a bundled rate.
The certificate is:
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
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 (1-800-982-1590) or to the Alumni Association.
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.