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.
Congraulations to the 2019 nominees and winners!
Best New Student Organization
|Most Outstanding Program/Event||Dig For a Cause- CSUSM Women's Volleyball Club|
|Campus Organization of the Year||USU Live!|
|Campus Organization Member of the Year||Julianna Castro - Campus Activities Board, ASI|
|Student Organization of the Year||American Chemical Society (ACS)|
|Student Organization Member of the Year||Hanano Yamazaki - Circle K International|
|Social Justice Award||Monia Romero & Transitions Collective|
|Advisor of the Year||Dr. Robert Iafe|
|Outstanding Freshman Student Award||Alexis Ellgard|
|Outstanding Sophomore Student Award||Karissa Grier|
|Outstanding Junior Student Award||Shane Freyberger & Jeanie Maidona|
|Outstanding Senior Student Award||Ivan Castaneda-Garcia|
|Cougar Wall of Fame||Armando Zaragoza|
2020 Nominations Open Spring 2020.
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.
An outstanding program/event which promoted cougar pride and enhanced campus life this year.
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] 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.
Individual [90+ semester units complete through Spring] 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.