Niagara University has announced that its newly redesigned Eagle magazine has won a 2012 APEX Grand Award for Publication Excellence.
The Grand Award is the competition's highest honor. According to APEX, only 100 awards in 11 major categories are selected for the award, out of more than 3,300 entries.
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 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.