T-Bird Tales: SUU Alumni History Project

The Project

Every T-Bird has a tale, and SUU wants to hear yours!

Southern Utah University invites all alumni to participate in the creation of an oral history publication -- T-Bird Tales -- that will celebrate the impact SUU has had on our lives and who we are today, as well as collect memories that bring the SUU experience to life. We are interested in your reflections, stories and tributes, and we hope that this endeavor will help to preserve SUU's history for generations to come

Have You Moved?

As part of this project, we are also taking this opportunity to help make it easier for you to stay connected to Southern Utah University. Publishing Concepts (PCI) will help us collect updated contact information from those of you who may have moved and inadvertently lose touch with your alma mater.

Your Story

What Southern Utah University story will you tell? What memory is the most special? It can be serious or lighthearted, a heartfelt tribute or with a bit of humor. The experiences of SUU alumni are unique and the variety is welcomed.

  • What made you choose SUU?
  • Did a professor or staff member have a profound impact on your life?
  • Have college connections developed into lifelong relationships?
  • How has SUU impacted your career success, relationships, and/or life after graduation?
  • When you think back on your time at SUU, what makes you smile?

PCI Partnership

Southern Utah University has partnered with Publishing Concepts (PCI) to gain access to its experienced, trained staff. PCI associates will listen to your stories and assemble the information into a publication. To help you stay connected to Southern Utah University, PCI will also verify and update contact information if you have moved or recently lost touch. Please note that we have only shared your contact information with PCI in conjunction with this project. We have NOT sold your personal information or otherwise used it for outside marketing purposes.

Cost

There is NO cost to share your story, and we invite all alumni to participate. If interested, you will have an opportunity to reserve the publication as a hardbound book or as a digital collection.

Participation

PCI will contact SUU alumni directly through postcards, emails, and phone calls to encourage participation. The final publication will be delivered in book and digital formats in July 2022 to purchasing alumni.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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

Yes, in a few different ways:

  1. Updated Information – allows us to effectively communicate with and engage alumni
  2. Legacy – preserves the history of our school
  3. Pride – wearing apparel shows support and love for our school

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

  • 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 SUU. Your story will be recorded and the sound clip will be provided to us 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.

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 or to the SUU Alumni Relations Office directly by emailing alumni@suu.edu or calling 435-586-7777.

You will receive an email with a link to upload up to two photos (black & 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 in to be printed (note: photos will be returned if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope).

The Southern Utah University Oral History Publication is available for sale only to SUU alumni.

The total duration of the Oral History Project is about 12 months. Since we began the project in July 2021, the books will be distributed in July 2022.

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

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding this project, please reach out to the PCI customer service desk at 1-866-647-3130 or by contacting the SUU Alumni Office at alumni@suu.edu or 435-586-7777.