Graduate Viewbook Chosen for American Inhouse Design Award

May 16, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Graduate Viewbook

Interior spread of Niagara University's graduate program viewbook, which has been recognized with a 2014 American Inhouse Design Award.

A Niagara University viewbook developed to recruit graduate students has won a 2014 American Inhouse Design Award.

The nationwide competition is held by Graphic Design USA, a news magazine for graphic designers and creative professionals. It is open to corporations, associations and other institutions with in-house design departments and honors exceptional new work of all kinds across all media.

This year, more than 4,000 entries were submitted, with only the top 15 percent warranting a Certificate of Excellence.

“Congratulations to the entire staff who worked on this project. The graduate viewbook is a great looking piece, and we are very proud of the work that went into it,” said Tom Burns, associate vice president for public relations, communications and marketing. “Niagara University has a great story to tell, and it is made even greater when we tell it in award-winning publications like the viewbook and the Eagle magazine.”

According to its website, Graphic Design USA has sponsored national design competitions that spotlight areas of excellence and opportunity for creative professionals for nearly five decades. Of these, the American Inhouse Design Awards is the original and the premier showcase for outstanding work by inhouse designers. For many years, it has provided a unique opportunity for inhouse design, marketing and communications departments to be recognized for their talent, or the special challenges they face, and for their contributions to their businesses and institutions.

Niagara University offers graduate programs in criminal justice, interdisciplinary studies, sport management, business administration, finance, teacher education, literacy, TESOL, educational leadership (online), special education (online), school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, school psychology, developmental disabilities, and a Ph.D. in leadership and policy.

To learn more about the graduate programs at Niagara University, please visit