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FAS Division Accomplishments

Our division is comprised of incredibly talented and innovative professionals who have been recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally for their collaboration and expertise on many CSUSM and affiliated projects. Here’s a look at some of the awards and accolades our subdivisions have received over the years.

2020

  • Accomplishment: IRM's Therese Jackson is now a Certified Praesidium Guardian after completing the youth protection certification program in Fall 2020. She was involved in the CSU systemwide work group effort to draft a youth protection guidance document, and completed the first draft of CSUSM's "Managing Risk in Youth Programs" document.
  • Accomplishment: SH&S reactivated research laboratories for 40 principal investigators, and approved over 195 campus laboratory and field research applications
  • Accomplishment: In April, SH&S collected and distributed nearly 3,000 units of PPE or CPE to local health care centers
  • Accomplishment: SH&S distributed over 92,000 units of PPE and CPE to the campus community through the Covered Cougar Distribution Center
  • Award: Jennifer Ralph (SH&S) received the 2020 Earnest & Leslie Zomalt Outstanding Service Award
  • Award: Juliana Goodlaw-Morris (SH&S) and Ariel Stevenson (OIE) were awarded the Best Practice Award for Social Justice and Equity at the annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference
  • Award: Amber Perez (FDM) was the first place winner of the Summer 2020 CSUSM Innovation Challenge with her project: Joceyln Approach

2019

  • Award: Infragard Alliance SD County Sector Chiefs of the Year - Erin Fullerton & Lamine Secka
  • Award: Infragard Alliance National Sector Chief of the Year - Lamine Secka
  • Award: Excellence in North County Economic Development Award - The New Extended Learning Building 
  • Award: APPA Effective & Innovative Practices Award - FDM
  • Award: California Higher Education Sustainability Conference Social Equity & Justice - SHS
  • Recognition: CSU Best Practice in Environmental Health & Safety Programs -SHS

2018

  • Award: EMIES, San Diego Food System Alliance - UnWasted Food Award
  • Award: CSU EHS Best Practices Award - Ergonomics Program
  • Award: Focus on Efficiency Award from CA Public Higher Education Collaborative Business Conference 2018
    • UC/CSU EHS Professional Certification Award
    • Partnering for Safety
  • Recognition: Safest Campus in California, 13th Safest in U.S. (National Council for Home Safety and Security)

2017

  • Recognition: Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) “SILVER” Status (project: campus sustainability initiatives)

2016

  • Award: Focus on Efficiency Award from CA Public Higher Education Collaborative Business Conference 2016
  • Award: 21st Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP), National Procurement Institute, Inc.
  • Award: CSU Best Practice for Energy Retrofit (project: campus duct sealing)
  • Award: Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) Innovation Award of Merit (project: implementation of Ingenium Emerald Energy sustainability program)
  • Award: Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) “Best New Buildings/Construction Less than $25 Million” (project: CSUSM Sports Center)
  • Award: NCCI Leaders of Change 2016 (AVP Katy Rees)

2015

  • Award: California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHEC) Best Practice Award for Academics – Arts and Humanities Category
  • Award: San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) Orchids & Onions Award (project: CSUSM QUAD housing project)

2014

  • Recognition: The Chronicle of Higher Education “Great Colleges to Work For” – Facilities, Workspace, and Security
  • Award: 10th Annual Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards - Water Efficiency/Site Water Quality, Innovative Waste Reduction, Sustainability in Academics
  • Award: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) "GOLD" Status (project: University Student Union)

2012

  • Recognition: Ranked #1 Safest Four-Year University in California

2011

  • Recognition: Ranked #1 Safest Four-Year University in California
  • Award: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) “GOLD” Status (project: Public Safety Building)
  • Award: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) “SILVER” Status (project: Social and Behavioral Sciences Building)
  • Award: American Public Works Association Project of the Year (project: Parking Structure 1)

2010

  • Award: California Council of Excellence (CCE) Challenge Award for Performance Excellence