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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, 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

Recent Dean's List: Congratulations to our Fall 2013 Dean's List recipients!

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 Ron Reiter, the 2013 CSM Dean's Award winner! Ron graduated with a degree in Chemistry and will start his graduate studies this fall at University of California, Irvine.

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 (2013)
Presented by José Mendoza, Ph.D., Department Chair, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Presented to Lenuţa Cireş Gonzales, Ph.D.

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.

Life Technologies Award for Outstanding Faculty-Student Collaboration (2013)
Presented by Ronita Griffin, Senior Director, Talent Acquisition and Diversity
Presented to Thomas Spady, Ph.D., and Brendan Himelright, Biological Sciences
ViaSat Exede Award for Outstanding Faculty-Student Collaboration (2013)
Presented by Simon Kuo, Vice President Corporate Quality
Presented to Stephen Tsui, Ph.D., and Lydia Saucedo, Physics
Outstanding Faculty-Student Collaboration (2013)
Presented to Wayne Aitken, Ph.D. and Bhavisha M. Talsania, Mathematics
Outstanding Faculty-Student Collaboration (2013)
Presented to Michael Schmidt, Ph.D. and Ron Reiter, Chemistry & Biochemistry, with Timothy Baker
Outstanding Faculty-Student Collaboration (2013)
Presented to Ahmad R. Hadaegh, Ph.D., and Christopher L. Turner, Jr., Computer Science & Information Systems

Other Awards

American Physiological Society Summer Research Fellowship (2013)
Presented by Deborah Kristan, Ph.D., Biological Sciences
Presented to Ayako Murao
Hypercube Scholar Award (2013)
Presented by Eric Reinheimer, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, CMolS
Presented to Steven Fisher
Keogh-Yoshii Scholarship (CSIS) (2013)
Presented by Eamonn Keogh, Ph.D.
Presented to Damien Brantley
Wolfram Award (2013)
Presented by Shahed Sharif, Ph.D., Mathematics
Presented to Sean Malter