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Academics: School of Arts & Sciences
William A. Krueger School of Graphic Communication

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Department of Graphic Communications

“It’s an experience like no other in the Graphic Communications Department! You are surrounded by great teachers and some of the top students on campus, and you are training in a growing industry!”
– Detron Phillips, graduating Graphic Communication major

The William A. Krueger School of Graphic Communications at Chowan University is a 40,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility that offers curriculum in both print and digital media from graphic design to finishing. Our award-winning faculty and students have established the Krueger School as a leader in the printing and packaging industry!

Study in digital media areas like:

  • Variable Data Printing (VDP)
  • Digital Photography
  • World Wide Web Page Design
  • Interactive Multi-Media

Or train in print media areas like:

  • Digital Printing
  • Screen Printing
  • Color Management
  • Offset Printing
  • Packaging Designs

Students can earn Baccalaureate Degrees in Graphic Communications concentrating on Graphic Design or Business Management.

Department of Graphic Communications - Faculty

Tom Brennan Thomas P. Brennan
Associate Professor

Chairman of the Department
of Graphic Communications

"As a team, we keep our program on solid footing to prepare and place our students in a rapidly changing world of work."

"Our program places great emphasis on package design, traditional and digital color management, variable data printing, professional direct marketing, and Management Information Systesm (MIS). We also continue to keep a strong focus on the traditional avenues of print delivery such as offset, screen and flexographic printing."

MINED, Industrial Education, Clemson University, 1977

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Graphic Communications
  • Production Planning and Estimating
  • Current Trends
  • Technical Photography  

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Thomas A. Whiteman Thomas A. Whiteman
Assistant Professor of Graphic Communications

“The William A. Krueger School of Graphic Communication at Chowan maintains the latest technology in computers, software, imaging and printing equipment. This makes the challenge of conveying concepts in the classroom and the application of these concepts during the hands-on laboratory sessions an enjoyable and rewarding experience for both the teacher and the student. More importantly, however, it insures that the graduated student is prepared to meet today’s challenge in the field of Graphic Communications.”

He came to work at Chowan University in 2000.


Bachelor of Science degree in Printing Management from West Virginia Institute of Technology.

Courses Taught:

  • World Wide Web Page Design
  • Color Management
  • Digital Photography
  • Special Topics in Printing, Imaging, Multimedia Technology

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Dr. Mitchell Henke Dr. Mitchell Henke
Associate Professor of Graphic Communications

"The culture of Chowan is extremely welcoming and provides an environment that is conducive to creativity, learning, and application."


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Vocational & Technical Education, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, VA.
  • Bachelor of Science, Industrial Technology Education, 1989. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.  

Courses Taught:

  • Printing Applications I
  • Flexographic and Specialty Printing
  • Substrates, Inks and Toners
  • Printing Applications II
  • Managing Quality in Graphic Communication Credits
  • Fundamentals of Packaging

Awards and Honors:

  • 2005 International Graphic Arts Education Association’s Fred J. Hartman Award for accomplishments in Graphic Arts Teaching
  • Awarded the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation’s Kagy Award for Outstanding Graphics Program 1999
  • IGAEA Presidents Award for work on various committees

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Jennifer Groves Jennifer K. Groves
Assistant Professor in Graphic Communications
& Graphic Design

"As a graduate of Chowan, then a staff member and adjunct instructor, I am so excited to become a faculty member and have the opportunity to constantly share with students my knowledge as it pertains to graphics – communication and design – and life."


  • Master of Science, Print Media, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science, Graphic Communications, Chowan University
  • Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design, Chowan University

Courses Taught:

  • Digital Imaging Applications
  • Digital Print and Publishing
  • Web Design and Production
  • Digital File Preparation and Workflow
  • Web to Print Technologies

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