Remembering Barons Forever
Brewton-Parker College invites all alumni to participate in the creation of an oral history publication that unites Brewton-Parker College alumni across generations. The project is an opportunity to gather stories and collect memories that bring the Brewton-Parker College experience to life. We are interested in your reflections and tributes, and we hope that this endeavor will preserve Brewton-Parker College’s history for generations to come.
Every Baron has a story, and the Brewton-Parker Alumni Association wants to hear yours. We’ve decided to embark on a new project called Baron Memories to collect the stories of alumni like you, in your own words. These stories will be preserved in a book that celebrates the impact BPC has had on your life and who you are today.
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 Brewton-Parker College. PCI will help us collect updated contact information from those of you who may have moved and inadvertently lost touch with your alma mater.
What Brewton-Parker College story will you tell? What memory is most special? It can be serious or lighthearted, a heart-felt tribute or with a bit of humor. The experiences of Brewton-Parker College alumni are unique, and variety is welcomed.
- What made you choose BPC?
- Did a professor or staff member have a profound impact on your life?
- Have college connections developed into lifelong relationships?
- How has BPC impacted your career success, relationships and/or life after graduation?
- When you think back on your time at BPC, what makes you smile?
Brewton-Parker College has partnered with Publishing Concepts (PCI) to gain access to its experienced, trained staff. PCI associates will listen to your stories and assemble information into a publication. To help you stay connected to Brewton-Parker College, 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.
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 digital collection.
PCI will contact Brewton-Parker College alumni directly through postcards, emails and phone calls to encourage participation. Final publication will be delivered in book and digital formats in February 2023 to purchasing alumni.
What to look for
Below is an example of a postcard you will receive in the mail. This is an official postcard from BPC, distributed by our partner PCI. Once you receive the postcard, please follow the instructions to update your information and set up an interview time to share your Baron Memories.
Below is an example of an email you will receive in your inbox. Once you receive the email, please follow the instructions to update your information and set up an interview time to share your Baron Memories. If you do not receive it, please take this opportunity to call PCI at 1-800-982-1590 and update your contact information so we can stay connected.
It’s legit! We have partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce an Oral History Publication for Brewton-Parker College. 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 Brewton-Parker College to hear about your personal experiences and explain how Brewton-Parker College has helped shape your lives.
Yes, in a few different ways:
- Updated Information – allows us to effectively communicate with and engage alumni
- Legacy – preserves the history of our school
- 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 Brewton-Parker College. Your story will be recorded and the sound clip provided to Brewton-Parker College 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 / firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Alumni Office directly.
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 physical photos in to be printed (note: photos will be returned if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope).
The Brewton-Parker College Oral History Publication is available for sale only to Brewton-Parker College alumni.
The total duration of the Oral History Project is about 12 months. Since we began the project in late January 2022, the books will be distributed in February 2023.
Contact PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 and they will take care of this for you.