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.
Newly recognized by Student Life & Leadership in current academic year. If the organization previously existed at CSUSM, it could not be active for the past academic year.
|2019/2020||CSUSM Men's Volleyball Club|
|2017/2018||U in US|
|2016/2017||CSUSM Cheer Club|
|2015/2016||American Association of University Women|
|2013/2014||Colleges Against Cancer|
An outstanding program/event which promoted cougar pride and enhanced campus life this year.
|2019/2020||Student Organization: Comunication Society Meeting
Campus Organization: Step Show – Student Life & Leadership and Black Student Center
|2018/2019||Dig for a Cause, CSUSM Women's Volleyball Club|
|2017/2018||ASI Campus Activities Board and University Student Union|
|2015/2016||Inside Out Movie Event|
|2014/2015||NAK - NAK Drag Show|
|2013/2014||University Student Union Activities Board (USUAB) - Tunnel of Oppression|
|2012/2016||Tunnel of Oppression|
Individual who has excelled in membership as part of a Campus Organization, which is sponsored by a CSUSM department.
|Year||Member of the Year|
|2019/2020||Michelle Tran – AS|
|2018/2019||Julianna Castro - ASI Campus Activities Board|
|2017/2018||Jacqueline Catechis - ASI Campus Activities Board|
|2016/2017||Caitlin Hernandez - University Student Union|
|2015/2016||Aeriell Woodhams - University Student Union|
|2014/2015||Katilin Sweeney - Cougar Chronicle|
|2013/2014||Dmitri Ranieri - University Student Union Activities Board (USUAB)|
|2012/2013||Sammi Carr - The Civility Campaign|
An organization sponsored by a CSUSM department that has shined this past year.
|2019/2020||CSUSM Hope and Wellness Center|
|2017/2018||University Student Union Activities Board|
|2016/2017||TLC-Peer Leadership Team|
|2014/2015||University Student Union Activities Board|
|2013/2014||Associated Students, Inc. Gender Equity Center|
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.
|Year||Student Organization Member of the Year|
|2019/2020||Jeremy Traub - Men's Lacrosse|
|2018/2019||Hanano Yamazaki - Circle K Internationa|
|2017/2018||Anna Jensen - Women's Club Volleyball|
|2016/2017||Austin Grajek - Sigma Chi|
|2015/2016||Christine Cook - French Club|
|2014/2015||Craig Lavrenz - Model United Nations|
|2013/2014||Sydney Aldana - Alpha Omicron Pi|
|2012/2016||Elizabeth Royce - Alpha Xi Delta|
An organization recognized by Student Life & Leadership that has shined this past year.
|Year||Student Organization of the Year|
|2019/2020||CSUSM Vietnamese Student Association|
|2018/2019||American Chemical Society (ACS)|
|2017/2018||Women's Club Volleyball|
|2016/2017||Women's Lacrosse Club|
|2014/2015||Black Student Union|
|2013/2014||Alpha Omicrom Pi|
A student who inspires change, promotes solidarity, and empowers others to make a difference.
|Year||Outstanding Social Justice Award|
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.
|Year||Advisor of the Year|
|2018/2019||Dr. Robert Iafe|
|2016/2017||Michelle Vogel Trautt|
|2014/2015||Donna San Miguel|
|2012/2013||Dr. Elizabeth Matthews|
Individual [less than 30 semester units completed through Spring] who stands out in how they represent CSUSM and Cougar Pride, both on and off campus.
Individual [30-59 semester units completed through Spring] who stands out in how they represent CSUSM and Cougar Pride, both on and off campus.
Individual [60-89 semester units complete through Spring] who stands out in how they represent CSUSM and Cougar Pride, both on and off campus.
|2018/2019||Shane Freyberger & Jeanie Maidona|
Individual [90+ semester units complete through Spring] who stands out in how they represent CSUSM and Cougar Pride, both on and off campus.
|2017/2018||Richard Ramirez & Stephen Vandereb|
A graduating senior who has outshined peers during the entire scope of their CSUSM career including academics, co-curricular activities, involvement, and more.
|Year||Wall of Fame|
|2019/2020||Nathan Renderos & Jeanie Maidona|
|2017/2018||Laura Marquez & Itiyah Bat Yahweh Williams|
|2016/2017||Chris Morales & Victoria Sandoval|
|2015/2016||Kadie Heck & Hannah Hawker|
|2014/2015||Haley Perko, Dmitri Ranieri & Hugo Pinales|
|2013/2014||Dominica Ranieri, Cipriano Vargas & Arthur Silverstein III|
|2012/2013||Scott Silviera & Kirstee Novak|