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Dean's List & Awards

Dean's List

To qualify for the undergraduate Dean's List at the conclusion of a semester, the student must have completed a minimum of 12 units of graded Cal State San Marcos coursework (A, B, C, D, F) during that semester with at least a 3.50 grade point average.

The letters are generated after grades are received by professors. The letters are sent electronically to the campus email address on file with Enrollment Management Services.

If you did not receive a Dean's List letter and are pursuing a major in the College of Science & Mathematics, please contact the Office of the Dean to request one be sent to you. Your request must include the semester of eligibility, student ID number and contact information: full name, email address or telephone. Email your request to**All other majors: please contact the college your degree program is housed in.


2017 Dean's Outstanding Graduate Award

The Dean’s Award in the College of Science and Mathematics is given to a graduating student who exemplifies the core values of research, creative activities and commitment to discovery. The student has not only demonstrated academic excellence, but has also shown a strong record of service to the college, the university and the surrounding community.

Congratulations to Sharon Patray, the 2017 CSM Dean's Award winner for outstanding academic achievement! Sharon graduates in May 2017 with a degree in Biochemistry and a minor in Biological Sciences.  Ms. Patray emigrated from Liberia with her family and served for eight years as a Combat Engineer in the United States Marine Corps.  She is the first in her family to complete an undergraduate degree.  Her long-term career goal is to obtain her Ph.D. in Virology at Johns Hopkins University.  NBC 7 covers her incredible journey.

Class of 2016: Staff Sergeant German Alberto Mendoza, Biological Sciences.

Class of 2015: Josephine Gonzales, Biological Sciences.

Class of 2014: Gary Simmons, Physics.  (Also received 2014 President's Award)

Class of 2013: Ronald Reiter, Chemistry.

Graduate Dean's Award

Class of 2016:  Shelley Dutt, M.S. in Biological Sciences.  

2017 College Recognition Awards

Annually, Dean Katherine Kantardjieff honors the accomplishments and outstanding contributions of the students, faculty and staff of the College of Science and Mathematics.

Outstanding Lecturer
This award honors an adjunct faculty member in the College of Science and Mathematics for achievement in the area of teaching, with emphasis on the last three years.

Outstanding Lecturer
Presented by 2016 recipient, Professor Sahar Mosleh, Department of Computer Science & Information Systems, to Professor Joshua Lovelace, Department of Mathematics.

CSM Faculty-Student Collaboration
CSM recognizes the outstanding faculty and student scholarly collaborations, exceptional instruction by our adjunct faculty and the academic accomplishments by our students.

The CSM Award for Outstanding Faculty-Student Collaboration                                                
Presented to Dr. George Vourlitis, Jacob Asaeli and Joshua Halloway, Biological Sciences.

The Genentech Award for Outstanding Faculty-Student Collaboration                                                
Presented to Dr. Julie Jameson and Nadia Miranda, Biological Sciences.

The CSM Award for Outstanding Faculty-Student Collaboration
Presented to Dr. Kambiz Hamadani and Jesse Howe, Chemistry & Biochemistry.

The ViaSat Award for Outstanding Faculty-Student Collaboration
Presented to Dr. Rika Yoshii, Caleb Evans, Kyle Gullicksen and Vinh Vu, Computer Science & Information Systems.

The Intuit Award for Outstanding Faculty-Student Collaboration
Presented to Dr. Badal Joshi and Yuan (Yvonne) Li, Mathematics (M.S.).

The Simon Kuo/ViaSat Award for Outstanding Faculty-Student Collaboration
Presented by Simon Kuo, VP Corporate Quality, ViaSat, to Dr. Justin Perron and Josefa Gregorio, Physics.

Other Awards

The Thomas M. Wahlund Memorial Scholarship
Presented by Dr. Colleen Moss, Sociology.
Presented to Edward Botros, Biological Sciences.
The Hypercube Scholar Award
Presented by Dr. Paul Jasien, Chemistry & Biochemistry.
Presented to Angelica Orlova, Biochemistry.

The Wolfram Award
Presented by Dr. Shahed Sharif, Mathematics.
Presented to Chris Higley, Mathematics.

The Carolyn Mahoney Mathematics Scholarship
Presented by Dr. Wayne Aitken, Mathematics.
Presented to Luz Clarita Torres, Mathematics.

COAST Undergraduate Research Awards

        Dr. Casey Mueller and Morgan Scheffler, Biological Sciences.
        Dr. Diego Sustaita and Jaciel Hernandez, Biological Sciences.