The fall 2016 edition of Messiah College's alumni magazine, The Bridge, is the President's Report. It is a quarterly magazine sent to alumni, donors and friends of the college. The size is 9 x 10.5 in. and printed on uncoated Rolland FSC paper. It is also available to be viewed as an online magazine below.
Using an art professor's mural project as the theme of this issue, we connected imagery from the front to the back cover that represents that we are all a colorful work in progress. Our students worked with the professor on this large-scale project that engages with the community of Lemoyne, Pa. Rather than simply focusing on the financials in this President's Report, we wanted to show the significant effect of Messiah College faculty and students on the surrounding community. The opening spread of the financial section shows the variety of colors and shades used to create the mural and represent the variety of the people affected by Messiah College's faculty, staff, students and graduates.
This issue won a 2017 American Inhouse Design award from Graphic Design USA (GDUSA). It is a national design competition with over 6,000 entrants. This piece was among the top 15 percent. The American Inhouse Design Awards is the premier showcase for outstanding work by inhouse designers. It is a unique opportunity for inhouse design, marketing and communications departments within corporations, publishing houses, non-profits, universities and government agencies to be recognized for their creativity, for the special challenges they face, and for their contributions to their businesses and institutions.