Student Holiday Card Contest

Acting President Lisa Freeman has selected student artwork to showcase the incredible talent that NIU students possess. 

Of the entries submitted for consideration, three are selected and the artists received scholarships for their winning designs. The first place entry will be featured as the official university holiday card. 

Congratulations to the 2017 winners!

Huskie Holidays

Huskie Holidays

Michelle Corkery is a senior visual communications major from Geneva, Ill.

She hopes to start off working in-house at a company as a graphic designer. Over the years through experience and networking, she hope to travel and explore different styles and types of both art and design around the world.

"My piece was inspired by my passion for digital mediums," said Corkery. "I have always enjoyed creating my own graphics in illustrator to use for my designs. I am glad I had the chance to combine both art and design into this card." (First Place)

Huskie Holiday Preparation

Huskie Holiday Preparation

Lynn Corr is a jewelry design/design fabrication major from Sycamore, Ill. Corr would like to open a co-op studio for various artists and mediums, such as metals, ceramics, sculpture and more. She would also like to design and sell high-end art dolls and figures.

"One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is the decoration and the overall excitement that most people get for the season," said Corr of her inspiration for her artwork. "It's a time for everyone to get together." (Second Place)

NIU Sled Time

NIU Sled Time

Kimberly Ezzo is a junior psychology major from Plainfield, Ill. She wants to become a clinical psychologist and help people live with mental disorders.

I love being a Huskie and going to NIU, said Ezzo of her artwork, titled "NIU Sled Time." "Winter is the best time of the year, and huskies are my favorite dog!" (Third Place)

Contact Dr. Freeman

Office of the President
Altgeld Hall 300

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