TWU Alumni Oral History Project

Pioneer Reflections Oral History Project

Texas Woman’s University alumni are invited to share their TWU stories for a book that will preserve the rich history of our beloved institution, as told by those who have lived it. Don’t miss this opportunity to tell your Texas Woman’s story, capture memories of favorite professors, or celebrate classmates.

The university has collaborated with Publishing Concepts, Inc. (PCI) to create a book sharing the history of TWU alumni and our shared connections. With more than 120,000 alumni and so many inspiring staff and faculty through the years, what better way to recognize our impact as a university community than to share our personal narratives?

This collection of stories will be available for purchase from PCI. While there is a fee to purchase the printed book and additional merchandise, book purchases are not required to contribute to the project. You may share your story without purchasing a book. Texas Woman’s University will obtain digital copies of your stories from PCI. The digital vault will give TWU the opportunity to share your unique story in future publications. Your participation in this project means so much to TWU and the alumni community. With the commemorative book and the digital archive, your stories will live on for future Pioneers.

PCI General Customer Service line:
1-800-982-1590 

PCI Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. (CT)
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (CT) 

Texas Woman’s University Contact:
Office of Alumni Engagement
940-898-2586
alumniengagement@twu.edu

Example of Postcard That You Can Expect to Receive

Frequently Asked Questions

I was contacted regarding my personal information and a story about TWU. Is this a legitimate project or is it a scam?

It’s legit! We have partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce an Oral History Publication for Texas Woman’s University. PCI is a family-owned business based in Dallas, TX that has published directories for educational institutions, greek-life affiliated organizations, and military groups across the nation for almost 100 years. This project allows TWU to hear about your TWU experiences and how Texas Woman’s University has helped shape your life.

Does TWU 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
  • Revenue generated supports non-dues alumni programs
  • Pride by wearing apparel shows support for our university

How do I know my information will only be used for Oral History Project purposes?

PCI is committed to protecting your information. The names, addresses, and additional 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.

I would like to verify or update my information and share a story. How can 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 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 Texas Woman’s University. Your story will be recorded and the sound clip will be provided to Texas Woman’s University 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 Texas Woman’s University update line at 1-866-623-4754.

Can I choose what information is printed in the publication?

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 1-800-982-1590customerservice@publishingconcepts.com, or to the university directly at 940-898-2586.

I updated my information but need some more time to think about what experience to share.

You can call back at any time until September 30, 2022.

I shared a story and the representative said I could send some photos. How do I do this?

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 to be printed (note: photos will be returned if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope).

Can anyone purchase a book?

The Texas Woman’s University Oral History Publication is available for sale only to Texas Woman’s University alumni.

When will I receive my book?

The total duration of the Oral History Project is about 12-14 months. Since we began the project in April 2022, the books will be distributed in May/June 2023.

I ordered a book/package over the phone and would like to cancel my order. How do I do this?

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

Page last updated 3:10 PM, April 5, 2022