Define: Niagaran – 2011



Volume CLIV of Niagara University's Niagaran 2011 edition was printed by Herff Jones Yearbooks, Inc., 525 Boyd's School Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Julie Tirone served her third year as our local representative. 

The cover utilized an Eggplant Silk Tough base and used applied Light Gray HJ703. Cover fonts used were AHJ Unitus and AHJ Colonial Regular and Bold. All pages were printed on 80 pound Bordeaux stock. Body copies were printed in 12 point AHJ Jessica type. Folio tabs were printed in 11 point AHJ Jessica Bold type. Portrait names were printed in 14 point AHJ Colonial type. Headlines were printed in 60 point AHJ Tobasco type and sub-headlines were printed in 24 point AHJ Typewriter Bold Type. All signatures were in various size AHJ Cursive Hand type. 

Senior portraits, administration, faculty, student organizations and clubs, and residence hall group photographs were taken by Lauren Studios, Inc., 147 Clay Road, Rochester, NY 14623. Joel Siegel served as our account representative. Additional photographs were taken by yearbook staff members and/or supplies by various campus offices and organizations. Student body members also contributed their own candid photographs. Athletic photographs were submitted by the athletic department. 

Volume CLIV of the Niagaran contains 200 pages. It had a press run of 1,364 copies and was financed through a portion of student activities fees. This year, books were printed in all-color for the third time and were distributed in September 2011. 

Kristen Masood and Laura J. Brownlie served as Co-Editor-in-Chiefs for this edition and created the cover, divider pages, and end sheets. The Opening section was created by all members of the yearbook staff. The events and activities section was created by Kristen Masood, Laura J. Brownlie, and Catherine Trzaska. The Student Life, Clubs and Organizations, Senior, Administration and Staff and Faculty sections were created by Kristen Masood and Laura J. Brownlie. The Athletics section was created by Courtney Davies. This Colophon was written by Kristen Masood. The moderator for the yearbook staff was Kimberly Zukowski, Director of University Housing. 

Letter From the Editor

Dear Niagarans,

It has been a long, but quick four years at Niagara for me.  It is a bittersweet feeling to know that I will graduate this year and move on to bigger and better things in life.  I am sad to be leaving the Niagaran staff, as I have been the editor for the past three and a half years.  Creating a yearbook for 1500 of my peers can sometimes be a stressful venture that requires a huge time commitment and determination to get deadlines completed on time, my staff motivated, and being able to make a 200 page book when we have no photos!

I would like to thank my small, but wonderful staff this year!  Laura Brownlie joined me as my co-editor to train to become the editor next year after I graduate.  She is super talented and will probably do a better job than I have! Courtney Davies worked on all of the athletic pages herself and worked closely with the athletics department to get the best quality photos we could.  Catherine Trzaska decided to join the Niagaran because she did yearbook in high school and loved it.  She will be a great asset to the book!  Last but not least, Atasha Ramsaroop was always willing to do anything.  I would give her a task and it would be done the next day!  We started the year off with a staff of 15 and ended with five and I am happy with our finished product!

I would also like to thank my advisor Kim Zukowski for her help in completing this yearbook.  She gives us the ability to truly be a student run book and lets us put whatever we want into the book that's ours!  Lastly, I would like to thank Julie Tirone, our Herff Jones Representative, for her help and guidance, and for not yelling at us, even when we were 50 pages behind deadline at one point.

Finally, CONGRATULATIONS TO MY GRADUATING CLASS!  I have been writing this letter for four years now and have never addressed my own class!  We can do great things!  Remember everything you learned at Niagara and keep it in the back of your mind.  I hope you put this book on your bookshelf and look back at it from time to time.  The Class of 2011 will forever be remembered at NU, for we truly defined what it is to be a Niagaran.  Good luck and best wishes!

Kristen Masood


  • Kristen Masood, Editor-in-Chief
  • Laura J. Brownlie, Co-Editor-in-Chief
  • Courtney Davies
  • Atasha Ramsaroop
  • Catherine Trzaska