W. P. Carey Tempe Campus

W. P. Carey alumni oral history project

Exciting news alumni! The W. P. Carey School of Business has partnered with Publishing Concepts Inc. (PCI) on a new initiative to help you more easily share and contribute your best stories, memories, and experiences from your time at our school.

PCI representatives, acting on behalf of the school, will be contacting you by phone, email, or mail this spring with a request to take part. Contributions will be placed in a special memory book we are producing, for optional purchase. We encourage you to take part in these discussions, which will help us share more of your perspectives in 2022 and beyond.

Ready to participate?

There’s no need to wait. Alumni are invited to contact PCI directly at their convenience.

  866-559-7576

Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Arizona time)
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (Arizona time)
Closed Sunday

*Office hours adjust forward one hour after March 13, 2022

Frequently asked questions

It’s legit! The W. P. Carey School of Business has partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts), a family owned business based in Dallas, Texas that has published directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities, and military organizations across the nation for 100 years. This project allows W. P. Carey to hear about your personal experiences and explain how the school has helped shape lives.

Yes, this information will allow us to more effectively communicate with and engage alumni, while capturing more aspects of the diverse legacy and history of the school through your stories and experiences.

As part of the Alumni Oral History project, W. P. Carey alumni will be given the option to purchase a variety of items as a bundled offering or stand alone items, including a hardbound book, digital publication, personal audio file of story interview, a t-shirt and sweatshirt set, and a travel bag featuring an embroidered W. P. Carey School logo. No purchase is required.

This is not a directory and alumni contact information is not included in publications (beyond name, class, and academic discipline for those that elect to appear in storybooks). Updates to contact information will be shared with the W. P. Carey School to reflect on your official record.

PCI is committed to protecting your information. The names, addresses and information provided to PCI for the publication of the Alumni Oral History Project will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the Alumni 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 Alumni Oral History Project.

If you have received a phone call, postcard or an email with a telephone number, you may call the number listed there (or above) to speak with a dedicated representative for the Alumni 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 W. P. Carey. Your story will be recorded and the sound clip provided to the school 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.

Yes, PCI office locations have an A+ rating and numbers provided are specific to the W. P. Carey Alumni Oral History Project.

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 or customerservice@publishingconcepts.com.

You can call back at any time to share your story.

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

The optional W. P. Carey School of Business Alumni Oral History Publication and corresponding items are only available for sale to our alumni.

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

Offerings:

As part of the Oral History project, W. P. Carey alumni will be given the option to purchase a variety of items as a bundled offering or stand alone items, including a hardbound book, digital publication, personal audio file of story interview, a t-shirt and sweatshirt set, and a travel bag featuring an embroidered W. P. Carey School logo. No purchase is required.

Sun Devils Package

$449.98 + $39.98 shipping

This package includes: hardbound book, digital publication, your personal audio file, a t-shirt and sweatshirt set, and a travel bag featuring an embroidered W. P. Carey School logo.

Maroon and Gold Package

$349.98 + $29.98 shipping

This package includes: hardbound book, digital publication, your personal audio file, and a t-shirt and sweatshirt set.

Value Package

$259.98 + $19.98 shipping

This package includes: hardbound book and digital publication.

Hardbound book

$169.98 + $19.98 shipping

The hardbound book is full color, filled with alumni stories and photographs, plus an index for reference.

Digital Publication

$169.98 + $0 shipping

The digital publication includes the same stories and photos as the hardbound book, as well as audio clips of alumni telling their own stories.

Apparel (T-shirt & Sweatshirt)

$89.98 + $12.98 shipping

Apparel features the W. P. Carey School logo. The sweatshirt is a cotton/poly crewneck fleece, and the t-shirt is a cotton rib-knit crewneck.

W. P. Carey School Travel Bag

$139.98 + $19.98 shipping

This one-of-a-kind, top quality bag is embroidered with the W. P. Carey School logo.