Alumni Oral History Project

Oral History Project

Alumni are invited to share their Rhode Island College stories for a book that will preserve the rich history of our beloved college, as told by those who have lived it. Don’t miss this opportunity to tell your story, capture memories of favorite professors or celebrate classmates.

The college has collaborated with Publishing Concepts, Inc. (PCI), to create an oral history of Rhode Island College that will record our shared connections. With more than 72,000 alumni and so many inspiring professors through the years, what better way to recognize our impact as a community than to share our personal narratives?

The collection of stories will be available for purchase from PCI.  While there is a fee to purchase the printed book/merchandise (The RIC Alumni Association does not make any proceeds from this project), you do not need to purchase the book to contribute your Oral History. The Alumni Association will obtain digital copies of your stories.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have collaborated with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce an Oral History Publication for The Rhode Island College Alumni Association. 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 the RIC Alumni Association to hear about your personal experiences and explain how Rhode Island College has helped shape your lives.

Yes, in a few different ways:

  • Legacy – Preserves the oral history of our school
  • Updated Information – Allows us to effectively communicate with and engage alumni
  • Pride – Wearing apparel shows support and love for our school

However, the college or Alumni Association  does not make any profit from this project, unless you choose to support the Alumni Association with an additional donation. 

The Rhode Island College Alumni Association has a contractual agreement with PCI that states:

The names, addresses and information provided to PCI by the Rhode Island College Alumni Association for the publication of the Oral History Publication will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the Oral History Publication and except as required by court order or law.

The Oral History Publication will be made available only to alumni of Rhode Island College. Upon completion of the project, PCI will return to the Rhode Island College Alumni Association any and all electronic files that have been supplied by The Alumni Association or produced by PCI in connection with the production of the Oral History Publication.

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, and then ask you to share your story about your time at Rhode Island College. Your story will be recorded and the sound clip provided to The Rhode Island College 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 have questions, you may call PCI’s customer service desk at 1.800.982.1590.

You can call back at any time to share your story, or schedule a call back with a representative.

You will receive an email with a link to upload your photos. If you do not have an email address, you will be sent a mailer to send physical photos in to be used (note: photos may not be returned).

You will receive an email prior to publication that will allow you to review your transcribed story and make any edits.

The Rhode Island College Alumni Association Oral History Publication is available for sale only to RIC alumni.

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 the Alumni Association directly.

Call the PCI customer service help desk at 1.800.982.1590 and they will take care of this for you.

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