Introducing the 2015 SHHS Alumni Directory, in partnership with Harris Connect...
Many of you may have received or will be receiving a communication from Harris Connect located in Chesapeake, Virginia. In 1995, Principal Jerry Griffin partnered with Harris Connect to prepare an alumni directory for the 30th Anniversary of Sam Houston High School. Twenty years have passed since the last publication; our alumni often change emails, jobs and locations - making it hard to keep up with them. To connect alumni once again, the SHHS Alumni Association has contracted with Harris Connect to update contact information for our alumni so that they can keep up-to-date on news, activities, and events. Harris will also help produce a beautiful hardcover publication that will allow you to reconnect with old friends as well as network professionally.
Harris specializes in alumni and membership publications and the data specifications involved with this type of project. You will be contacted by email and/or regular mail or by phone over the next few months to verify and update your contact and career information. We're hopeful that everyone will choose to update his or her information. One of the most frequent requests the alumni association receives is to help connect classmates. We do understand, that there may be those who choose to opt out and that is absolutely possible. Below you will find the most frequently asked questions we have received thus far and thank you in advance for your participation.
How did Harris Connect receive my information?
With the approval of AISD, the SHHS Alumni Association provided graduation lists that are of public record. The SHHS Alumni Association did not provide personal contact information from our internal membership or alumni database. We are committed to respecting the privacy of our alumni.
Who is Harris Connect?
We’ve partnered with Harris Connect to produce our 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.
What are the items available for purchase?
Harris offers a hardbound edition of the directory, and also offers a softbound edition. The difference between the two is the cover and the binding. Alumni may also purchase a CD-ROM version of the directory, or a combination of the CD and either the hardbound of softbound editions. If an alum is not interested in purchasing the printed edition or CD-ROM version, they will be offered the opportunity to purchase a Reunion CD, which contains the alum's class year as well as the surrounding 4 class years.
In addition, those alumni who make a purchase with a credit card will be offered the opportunity to take advantage of a special magazine offer. Alumni can get a free 3-month trial subscription for up to 3 of their favorite magazines. There is absolutely no obligation for alumni to accept this additional offer.
If my name is listed in the directory, am I obligated to purchase a copy?
Although everyone will be given the opportunity to purchase his or her own copy of the directory, your name will be listed regardless of whether you decide to purchase a copy unless you contact Harris Connect to opt-out.
Can I opt-out of being published in the directory?
If you do not wish for your contact information to appear in the directory, you can opt-out by calling 1-866-497-9610, and they will happily assist you.
I did not receive a communication. How do I update my information?
Contact Harris Connect at 1-866-497-9610, and they will happily assist you.
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. So, if you do change your mind prior to publication, you can call the dedicated toll-free number at 1-866-497-9610.
What forms of payment will be accepted for the purchase of a directory?
The directory may be paid for by major credit card or check. Payment(s) may be made by credit card at the time of order or by check upon receipt of the invoice(s). We also offer installment payment plans, allowing you to pay a portion now and the rest later. Alternate CDs (e.g. Reunion CD) must be paid for in full by credit card
What if I decide I want to cancel the order I have placed?
Orders for the directory may be canceled by simply writing the word "Cancel" on the invoice and returning it to Harris Connect or by calling the Harris Connect Customer Service Department at 1-800-877-6554. Be sure to provide the account number when calling.
Questions about the CD Product
What if I don’t understand how to use the CD once it is installed?
Basic operating instructions are included on the CD sleeve. The CD also comes with an easy-to-use help system providing tips on searching the database and customizing the screens.
What kind of computer do I need to use the CD?
The CD will work on most PC and MAC computers.
Will I be able to print anything?
You are able to print individual records as well as pages from the editorial section.
Is tech support available?
A toll-free call or email is all it takes to obtain technical assistance. Tech support is available Monday-Friday; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST. Tech Support and Customer Service numbers are included on the CD sleeve.
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.