Tukwut Leadership Awards Night (TLAN) recognizes individuals, as well as campus and student groups, for their outstanding leadership and commitment to making student life thrive at CSUSM. Associated Students, Inc. is a proud sponsor of an event that highlights the work of campus leaders who, through service to our community, engagement in campus growth, and empowerment of future generations, leave a legacy at CSUSM. Winners are selected by the Awards Committee, which is comprised of different representation of campus areas.
Applications Open: February 11, 2019 | 12:00 am
Applications Close: March 15, 2019 | 5:00 pm
Event April 15, 2019
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Best New Student Organization||
The Black Sistahood
Saudi Student Association
Women In STEM
|Most Outstanding Program/Event||
USU Live!- Tukwut Nights
Social Work Coalition- Alumni Panel
Sigma Chi - Derby Days
Dig For a Cause- CSUSM Women's Volleyball Club
|Campus Organization of the Year||
|Campus Organization Member of the Year||
Julianna Castro - Campus Activities Board
Marcellina DiGiovanni - Pride Ambassador
Monia Romero - Gender Equity Center
Cole Maki - USU Live!
Sonya Stepacheva -Orientation Team
|Student Organization of the Year||
CSUSM Women’s Soccer Club
CSUSM Women’s Lacrosse
STAND - Standing Together as one Dream
American Chemical Society (ACS)
CSUSM Baseball Club
Theta Iota chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi
|Student Organization Member of the Year||
Hanano Yamazaki - Circle K International
Cooper Blythe - Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sophie Nadler - Hillel
Madison Conte – CSUSM Women's Volleyball Club
Jeremy Traub - CSUSM Men's Lacrosse
Ramon Flores - Sigma Chi
Ivan Castaneda-Garcia - CSUSM Powerlifting
Martina Zaki - Pre-Health Society
Melissa Sanchez – CSUSM Women’s Club Soccer
|Social Justice Award||
|Advisor of the Year||
Miguel De Jesus
|Outstanding Freshman Student Award||
|Outstanding Sophomore Student Award||
Jennifer Aguirre Vazquez
|Outstanding Junior Student Award||
|Outstanding Senior Student Award||
|Cougar Wall of Fame||
Newly recognized by Student Life & Leadership in 2018-2019 year. If the organization previously existed at CSUSM, it could not be active for the past academic year.
An outstanding program/event which promoted cougar pride and enhanced campus life this year. Event must be produced between March 16, 2018 – April 5, 2019
Individual who has excelled in membership as part of a Campus Organization, which is sponsored by a CSUSM department.
An organization sponsored by a CSUSM department that has shined this past year.
Individual who has excelled in membership as part of a Student Organization, which is recognized by Student Life & Leadership. Student Organization Classifications: Academic, Cultural, Fraternities & Sororities, Honor Societies, Political, Religious, Service, Special Interest, and Sport Clubs.
An organization recognized by Student Life & Leadership that has shined this past year.
A student who inspires change, promotes solidarity, and empowers others to make a difference.
An individual who has excelled this year in serving as a volunteer advisor to a recognized student organization, who utilizes time outside of normal their role on campus to support the organization.
Individual [less than 30 semester units completed through Spring 2019] who stands out in how they represent CSUSM and Cougar Pride, both on and off campus.
Individual [30-59 semester units completed through Spring 2019] who stands out in how they represent CSUSM and Cougar Pride, both on and off campus.
Individual [60-89 semester units complete through Spring 2019] who stands out in how they represent CSUSM and Cougar Pride, both on and off campus.
Individual [90+ semester units complete through Spring 2019] who stands out in how they represent CSUSM and Cougar Pride, both on and off campus.
A graduating senior who has outshined peers during the entire scope of their CSUSM career including academics, co-curricular activities, involvement, and more. Nominee must graduate in the 2019 calendar year.