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TLAN

tlan banner 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. 

2019 Nominees & Winners

Congraulations to the 2019 nominees and winners!

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Winners

Best New Student Organization

CSUSM Powerlifting

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. 

Award Categories & Previous Winners

Best New Student Organization

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.


Most Outstanding Program/Event

An outstanding program/event which promoted cougar pride and enhanced campus life this year.


Campus Organization Member of the Year

Individual who has excelled in membership as part of a Campus Organization, which is sponsored by a CSUSM department.


Campus Organization of the Year

An organization sponsored by a CSUSM department that has shined this past year.


Student Organization Member of the 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.


Student Organization of the Year

An organization recognized by Student Life & Leadership that has shined this past year.


Outstanding Social Justice Award

A student who inspires change, promotes solidarity, and empowers others to make a difference.


Advisor of the Year

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.


Outstanding Freshman Student Award 

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.


Outstanding Sophomore Student Award

Individual [30-59 semester units completed through Spring] who stands out in how they represent CSUSM and Cougar Pride, both on and off campus.


Outstanding Junior Student Award

Individual [60-89 semester units complete through Spring] who stands out in how they represent CSUSM and Cougar Pride, both on and off campus.


Outstanding Senior Student Award

Individual [90+ semester units complete through Spring] who stands out in how they represent CSUSM and Cougar Pride, both on and off campus.


Cougar Wall of Fame

A graduating senior who has outshined peers during the entire scope of their CSUSM career including academics, co-curricular activities, involvement, and more.