• Shaking hands

    Connecting alumni to each other and to current students

  • CSUN fans in the stands

    Building Matador pride and spirit

  • Photo of 2014 DAA recipients

    Honoring and showcasing alumni of distinction

  • CSUN graduates at commencement

    Helping alumni achieve personal and professional success

  • Spirited CSUN students

    Strengthening resources and philanthropic support

  • CSUN president with alumni in China

    Engaging volunteers and leaders and advocates

Volunteer Service Awards

Volunteer Service Awards
The participation, support and loyalty of volunteers who serve the university is acknowledged annually at the Volunteer Service Awards. Established in 2002 to recognize alumni, faculty and friends of the university who have consistently demonstrated extraordinary commitment, dedication and service for the advancement of the institution, Cal State Northridge is proud to acknowledge these hard working and deserving individuals in several categories. Nominations can be submitted via the links below:

Volunteer Service Award Candidate Submission Form
Dorothea "Granny" Heitz Award Nomination Form 
Dean Edmund Peckham Nomination Form
CSUN For Life Nomination Form


Dorothea "Granny" Heitz Award for Outstanding Volunteer Leadership
The Dorothea "Granny" Heitz award for Outstanding Volunteer Leadership is the pinnacle volunteer service award recognizing significant and sustained leadership by a CSUN alumnus. The award is named in honor of Dorothea "Granny" Heitz who's enthusiasm and loyalty to the university spanned decades. 
Past Recipients of the Granny Heitz Award

Dean Edmund Peckham Award
The Dean Edmund Peckham Award is presented to emeritus or retired faculty and staff members who continue to volunteer and support the university in their retirement. The individual must have worked on campus for at least ten years and is no longer a member of the full-time faculty/staff. The award is named in honor of Dr. Ed Peckham who served as Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs from 1968-1991. Following his retirement, he continued to serve the university in various posts for three more decades. 
Past Recipients of the Ed Peckham Award.

Chapter Volunteer Service Awards
Alumni Chapter organizations are whole-heartedly led by volunteers committed to supporting the Alumni Association and their respected constituency. Each alumni chapter may select a recipient to honor annually for their service.
Past Recipients of the Alumni Chapter Volunteer Service Awards.

College Volunteer Service Awards
Many alumni and friends of the institution are still connected with the academic department or program from which they earned their degree. Service awards are presented to volunteers by each academic college at the university.
Past Recipients of the College-Based Volunteer Service Awards.

Program Volunteer Service Awards
A wide variety of University programs have opportunities for volunteers to get involved and connect according to their interests, passions and hobbies. These programs present service awards to alumni and friends who volunteer their time and energy in support of their mission.
Past Recipients of the Program-Based Volunteer Service Awards.