On the Ridge

Eagle Receives APEX Award for Publication Excellence

Niagara University’s Eagle magazine won a Grand Award in the 2012 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. The Grand Award is the competition’s highest honor, with only 100 entries out of 3,300 selected for the award.

According to the judges, “The old magazine was good. The new version is better. Clean, elegant, large format design, well chosen and cropped photos, an appealing layout with legible typography on readable matte paper — all create an impressive backdrop for strong editorial content, with interesting profiles, features and shorts. Well done.”

The Eagle’s new look debuted last fall with a larger page size, season-specific color palette, additional photo usage, and a renewed focus on storytelling. The magazine also prompts readers to peruse its online presence, which includes additional pictures, video interviews and complementary articles.

“Congratulations are certainly due to Lisa McMahon, Eagle editor, and Sue Karaszewski, graphic designer, as well as our entire Office of Communications, for producing such a forward-thinking and attractive alumni magazine,” said Don Bielecki, Niagara’s former vice president for institutional advancement. “This accomplishment is also a reflection of Niagara University’s outstanding students and alumni, for without them there would be no stories to tell.”

The APEX Awards for Publication Excellence is an annual competition for writers, editors, publications staff and business and nonprofit communicators. This was the 24th installment of the competition, which began in 1988.