At the UCM Alumni Association, we consider staying in contact with our alumni, and helping you stay connected to each other, among our greatest responsibilities. That's why we are partnering with Harris Connect Publishing Co. of Chesapeake, Va., to publish a new alumni directory.
If you question whether their contact of you is really from us, it is! As part of the process to collect information, they will contact you by mail and phone asking you to verify your name, address and email, your graduation information, class year, college achievements, your current title and employer, and any career updates.
There are some cool new things with this directory, which will be available in both CD and hardbound formats. You will be able to include a wide range of details like personal photos, messages to friends, detailed biographical profiles – all in an effort to reinforce those important relationships made while you were at UCM.
Everyone will be offered the option of purchasing the UCM Alumni Directory, but you are under no obligation to purchase to be included in the publication. Thank you for your participation!
Frequently Asked Questions about our Directory
Who is Harris Connect?
The UCM Alumni Association has partnered with Harris Connect to produce our alumni directory. Harris Connect has been an industry leader for nearly 50 years, and we are confident that this publication will meet the needs of our alumni.
When can I expect to hear from Harris Connect?
Monday through Friday, Harris Connect makes calls beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until about 9 p.m., in all time zones. They may try to contact you at work during the day, in the evening or during the weekend at home. On Saturdays, they may call from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. If you are contacted at a time that is inconvenient for you, simply let the representative know. S/he will give you the Harris Connect toll-free number or will arrange to call you later.
What if I don't hear from Harris Connect but want to be included in the directory?
Please contact the UCM Alumni Association at 660-543-8000 or email@example.com so that we may verify your information and get you in touch with Harris Connect.
If my name is listed in the directory, am I obligated to purchase a copy?
Although everyone will be given the opportunity to purchase a copy of the directory, your name will be listed regardless of your purchase decision.
What if I don’t want to be listed in the directory? What if I don’t want certain pieces of information listed?
Harris Connect can still update your information for us but will honor your specific request to exclude all or part of your biographical data from the publication.
Is my information protected?
Yes. All personal information contained on the CD is encrypted and can only be viewed inside the Search Party application. The encryption has never been compromised.
What happens if I don’t order a directory now but change my mind later?
We have arranged to print as many directories as are ordered before we go to press. If you change your mind prior to publication, you may call Harris Connect and place your order.
What if I have more questions?
Please contact the UCM Alumni Association at 660-543-8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.