USU

Awards

This is a collection of recognitions and honors awarded to the University Student Union (USU) by off-campus organizations from 2005 through the present. These accolades include prestigious accomplishments by our student employees, staff and the USU as a whole through leadership, creativity and a shared dedication to our mission. 

2018 Awards

A listing of the awards the University Student Union at CSUN received during the calendar year 2018 from off-campus entities at the city, state, regional, national and international level.

ACUI (Association of College Unions International)

Annual Conference — Anaheim, Spring 2018
Steal This Idea — Creative Awards

Cards/Invitations Category
Honorable Mention
Veterans Resource Center Five-Year Celebration
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Logo/Brand Identity Category
Third Place
U Are So Much S’more
USU Marketing/Rubaie Jaffer
Honorable Mention
LGBTQ People of Color
USU Marketing/Daisy Ramirez

Poster Category
First Place
Five Years of Pride
USU Marketing/James Matzen

T-Shirt Category
Third Place
Matador Nights — Hollywood
USU Marketing/James Matzen
Third Place
Matador Nights 3017
USU Marketing/Juli Shih

Video/Animation Category
Third Place
The Pride Center
USU Marketing/Mifiel Valdes

Website Category
Honorable Mention
Annual Report 2015–16
USU Marketing/James Matzen & Steven Wein

Regional Conference — San Diego, Fall 2018

Region I Awards

Matt Cameron Outstanding Student Award
Tori Lawler, Student Operations Assistant


Steal This Idea — Creative Awards

Apparel & Clothing Category
First Place
Intramural Sports Champion
USU Marketing/Cuauhtémoc Aleman

Banners/Large Scale Media Category
First Place
You Belong Right Here
USU Marketing/Juli Shih

Cards/Invitations/Postcards Category
Third Place
The Blend
USU Marketing/Kat Hawley

Logo/Brand Identity Category
Second Place
Operation Forty-Eight Hour Challenge
USU Marketing/James Matzen
Third Place
Trans* Awareness Week
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Open Category
Second Place
Wall of Success/Wall of Failure
USU Marketing/Juli Shih
Second Place
U Are So Much S’more
USU Marketing/Rubaie Jaffer

Promotional Campaign Category
First Place
Facilities Branding Campaign
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Signs/Signage Category
First Place
Student Art Collection
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Website Category
First Place
University Student Union at CSUN Annual Report 2016–2017
USU Marketing/James Matzen & Steven Wein

2017 Awards

A listing of the awards the University Student Union at CSUN received during the calendar year 2017 from off-campus entities at the city, state, regional, national and international level.

ACUI (Association of College Unions International)

Annual Conference — Philadelphia, Spring 2017
Steal This Idea — Creative Awards

Cards/Invitations Category
First Place
Intersectionality of Gender and Race of Black Students
USU Marketing/Riselle Triñanes

Apparel Category
Second Place
Matador Nights 90s T-Shirt
USU Marketing/Riselle Triñanes & Evan Jackson

Brochures Category
Second Place
Student Veteran Orientation Program
USU Marketing/Riselle Triñanes

Videos Promotions Category
Third Place
SRC at CSUN
USU Marketing/Matthew Mucci

Signage Category
Third Place
Computer Lab Signage
USU Marketing/Ellada Davtyan

Websites Category
Third Place
Annual Report
USU Marketing/Steven Wein

Regional Conference — Tucson, Fall 2017
Steal This Idea — Creative Awards

Apparel Category
Third Place
Matador Nights 3017 T-shirt
USU Marketing/Juli Shih

Large Scale Media Category
First Place
VRC Window Display
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Logos Category
First Place
Student Summit
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Posters Category
Second Place
WISDOM
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Videos Category
First Place
Pride Center
USU Marketing/Mifiel Valdes
Second Place
VRC
USU Marketing/Mifiel Valdes
Third Place
SRC at CSUN
USU Marketing/Mifiel Valdes & Matt Mucci

Websites Category
First Place
Annual Report 15–16 “An Oasis of Student Success”
USU Marketing/James Matzen & Steven Wein

2016 Awards

A listing of the awards the University Student Union at CSUN received during the calendar year 2016 from off-campus entities at the city, state, regional, national and international level.

California State University System

The Wang Family Excellence Award — Outstanding Administrator
Debra L. Hammond, USU Executive Director

NIRSA (National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association)

Outstanding Sports Facility Award
Oasis Wellness Center

ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)

Institutional Design Honor Award
Oasis Wellness Center

ACUI (Association of College Unions International)

Annual Conference — New Orleans, Spring 2016
Steal This Idea — Creative Awards

Websites Category
Best in Show & First Place
Annual Report 2014–15
USU Marketing/Steven Wein

Apparel Category
First Place
Trans* Awareness Week T-Shirt
USU Marketing/Max Murillo

Posters Category
Honorable Mention
We <3 Our Veterans
USU Marketing/Ellada Davtyan

Region I Conference — Berkeley, Fall 2016
Steal This Idea — Creative Awards

Posters Category
First Place
Matador Nights Mardi Gras
USU Marketing/Ellada Davtyan

Cards/Invitations Category
First Place
Matador Nights Mardi Gras Flier
USU Marketing/Ellada Davtyan
Second Place
The Intersectionality of Gender and Race of Black Students Flier
USU Marketing/Riselle Triñanes

Signs/Banners Category
First Place
Computer Lab Signage
USU Marketing/Ellada Davtyan

Large Scale Media Category
First Place
Board of Directors Information Display
USU Marketing/Evan Jackson

Video Promotion Category
First Place
Oasis Wellness Center Grand Opening
USU Marketing/Matt Mucci
Third Place
Wireless Printing Video Campaign
USU Marketing/Matt Mucci

Websites Category
First Place
USU Annual Report 2014-15
USU Marketing/Steven Wein

Logos/Brand Identity Category
Second Place
Trans* Awareness Week
USU Marketing/Max Murillo

Apparel Category
Third Place
Trans* Awareness Week T-Shirt
USU Marketing/Max Murillo

Brochures Category
Third Place
Student Veteran Orientation Program
USU Marketing/Riselle Triñanes

2015 Awards

A listing of the awards the University Student Union at CSUN received during the calendar year 2015 from off-campus entities at the city, state, regional, national and international level.

44th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards
Los Angeles Business Council

Architectural Award for Education
The Student Recreation Center

ACUI (Association of College Unions International)

Annual Conference — San Antonio, Spring 2015
Steal This Idea — Creative Awards

Apparel Category
Second Place
Living the Matador Life T-Shirt
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Posters Category
Honorable Mention
Pride Center Book Club Poster
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Region I Conference — Las Vegas, Fall 2015
Steal This Idea — Creative Awards

Maps & Directories Category
First Place
Electronic Map and Directory Display
USU Marketing/Steven Wein

Websites Category
Second Place
Annual Report 2013–2014
USU Marketing/Steven Wein

Signage Category
Second Place
Oasis Wellness Center Signage
USU Marketing/Max Murillo

Video Promotions Category
Second Place
Matador Nights Aloha Video Promo
USU Marketing/Matt Mucci & Anthony Brown

Logos/Brand Identity Category
Third Place
Oasis Wellness Center Logo
USU Marketing/Carol Nguyen

2014 Awards

A listing of the awards the University Student Union at CSUN received during the calendar year 2014 from off-campus entities at the city, state, regional, national and international level.

ACUI (Association of College Unions International)

Region I Conference — La Verne, Fall 2014

Region I Awards

Region I ICONS Inductees
Debra Hammond, Executive Director, University Student Union
Patrick BaileyDirector, Office of Student Involvement and Development

Steal This Idea — Creative Awards

Websites Category
First Place
Annual Report 2012–13
USU Marketing/Steven Wein

Posters Category
First Place
Meet. Relax. Eat.
USU Marketing/James Matzen
Second Place
Pride Center Book Club
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Brochures Category
First Place
PBS Visionaries
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Open Category
First Place
USU Ball Pit Signage
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Apparel Category
Third Place
Living the Matador Life Mission Statement
USU Marketing/Anthony Brown

2013 Awards

A listing of the awards the University Student Union at CSUN received during the calendar year 2013 from off-campus entities at the city, state, regional, national and international level.

AIA (American Institute of Architects)

AIA Committee of Architecture for Education — Facility Design Award
Student Recreation Center

AIA — San Fernando

Design Award, Citation
The Student Recreation Center

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) 

Gold Status Certification
The Student Recreation Center

NIRSA (National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association)

Outstanding Sports Facility Award
The Student Recreation Center

ACUI (Association of College Unions International)

Annual Conference — St. Louis, Spring 2013
Steal This Idea — Creative Awards

Posters Category
Second Place
Murder Mystery Dinner and Show
USU Marketing/Christina Balansay

Print Advertisements Category
Third Place
Matador Burger Ad
USU Marketing/Elmore Villanueva

Region 15 Conference — Honolulu, Fall 2013
Steal This Idea — Creative Awards

Posters Category
First Place
Fagbug
USU Marketing/James Matzen
Third Place
Pride Center Online Chat
USU Marketing/James Matzen
Honorable Mention
Tuesday Talks
USU Marketing/Marlene Orozco

Cards/Invitations Category
First Place
Fagbug
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Brochures Category
First Place
Student Recreation Center
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Websites Category
First Place
Annual Report 2011–12
USU Marketing/James Matzen & Steven Wein

Large Scale Media Category
Second Place
Red Rally Pub Graphics
USU Marketing/Anthony Brown

2012 Awards

A listing of the awards the University Student Union at CSUN received during the calendar year 2012 from off-campus entities at the city, state, regional, national and international level.

AIA (American Institute of Architects) — Orange County

Design and Vision Award, Citation
The Student Recreation Center

Athletic Business

Facility Merit Award
The Student Recreation Center

COTE-SD (Committee of the Environment — San Diego)

COTE-SD Design and Visions Award
The Student Recreation Center

Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Gold Nugget Award for Greenest Sustainable Commercial Project
The Student Recreation Center

ACUI (Association of College Unions International)

Annual Conference — Boston, Spring 2012
Steal This Idea — Creative Awards

Multipage Publication Category
First Place
Annual Report 2009–10
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Cards/Invitations Category
Second Place
Lt. Dan Choi Flier
USU Marketing/James Matzen
Third Place
Ready. Set. Go.
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Brochures Category
Second Place
Student Recreation Center
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Region 15 Conference — Sacramento, Fall 2012
Steal This Idea — Creative Awards

Print Advertisements Category
First Place
Matador Burger Ad
USU Marketing/Elmore Villanueva

Brochures Category
First Place
Student Recreation Center
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Multipage Documents Category
First Place
Annual Report 2010–11
USU Marketing/Steven Wein

Websites Category
Second Place
Pride Center
USU Marketing/Steven Wein
Third Place
Student Recreation Center
USU Marketing/Steven Wein

Maps & Directories Category
Second Place
Student Recreation Center Touch Screen
USU Marketing/Steven Wein

Logo/Brand Identity Category
Third Place
Pride Center
James Matzen

2011 Awards

A listing of the awards the University Student Union at CSUN received during the calendar year 2011 from off-campus entities at the city, state, regional, national and international level.

AIA (American Institute of Architects) — San Fernando

Design Award, Merit
The Student Recreation Center

ACUI (Association of College Unions International)

Annual Conference — Chicago, Spring 2011
Steal This Idea — Creative Awards

Miscellaneous Category
Second Place

Talking Mannequins Display — Matador Nights
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Multipage Publications Category
Second Place
Annual Report 2008–09
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Signage Category
Second Place

Go Green Sustainability Campaign
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Posters Category
Second Place
Hands for Haiti
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Cards/Invitations Category
Honorable Mention
Up All Night
USU Marketing/Randall Loui

Logo/Brand Identity Category
Honorable Mention
Student Recreation Center
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Signs/Banners Category
Honorable Mention
Footprints/Hopscotch Way Finding
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Region 15 Conference — Los Angeles, Fall 2011
Steal This Idea — Creative Awards

Promotional Campaign Category
First Place
Student Recreation Center Promotion
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Maps & Directories Category
First Place
University Student Union Directory
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Multipage Publications Category
First Place
Annual Report 2009–10
USU Marketing/James Matzen
Second Place
Student Recreation Center Identity Standards
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Websites Category
First Place
Student Recreation Center
USU Marketing/Kevin Chow
Second Place
University Student Union
USU Marketing/Kevin Chow

2010 Awards

A listing of the awards the University Student Union at CSUN received during the calendar year 2010 from off-campus entities at the city, state, regional, national and international level.

AIA (American Institute of Architects) — Orange County

Design Award, Merit
The Student Recreation Center

ACUI (Association of College Unions International)

Annual Conference — New York, Spring 2010
Steal This Idea — Creative Awards

Posters Category
First Place

Griffith Observatory
USU Marketing/James Matzen
Honorable Mention
A Black Man‘s Odyssey in the KKK
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Region 15 Conference — Reno, Fall 2010
Steal This Idea — Creative Awards

Multipage Publications Category
Second Place
Annual Report
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Logo/Brand Identity Category
Third Place
Student Recreation Center
USU Marketing/James Matzen

2009 Awards

A listing of the awards the University Student Union at CSUN received during the calendar year 2009 from off-campus entities at the city, state, regional, national and international level.

AIA (American Institute of Architects) — San Fernando

Design Award, Citation
The Student Recreation Center

ACUI (Association of College Unions International)

Annual Conference — Anaheim, Spring 2009
Steal This Idea — Creative Awards

Logo/Brand Identity Category
First Place

Klotz Student Health Center
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Multipage Publications Category
First Place

Annual Report
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Brochures Category
Second Place
Unlock Your Potential
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Signs/Banners Category
Honorable Mention
University Student Union Oath Scrolling Banner
USU Marketing/Eric Wilkinson & Randall Loui

Posters Category
Honorable Mention
Spring Into Service
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Promotional Campaign Category
Honorable Mention
Matador Nights ‘80s
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Region 15 Conference — San Bernardino, Fall 2009
Steal This Idea — Creative Awards

T-Shirt Category
First Place
CSUN T-Shirt
USU Marketing/Randall Loui

Cards/Invitations Category
Second Place
USU Grand Reunion Postcard
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Brochures Category
Second Place
Leadership and Life Skills
USU Marketing/Eric Wilkinson

Logo/Brand Identity Category
Third Place
Games Room
USU Marketing/Monique Herrera

2008 Awards

A listing of the awards the University Student Union at CSUN received during the calendar year 2008 from off-campus entities at the city, state, regional, national and international level.

ACUI (Association of College Unions International)

Annual Conference — New Orleans, Spring 2008
Steal This Idea — Creative Awards

Cards/Invitations Category
First Place & Best in Show

Matafest
USU Marketing/Tiffany Olay
First Place
More Served
USU Marketing/James Matzen
Second Place
Matador Nights Circus
USU Marketing/Mauricio Urquilla

Posters Category
First Place

Pub After Dark
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Brochures Category
First Place
University Student Union Brochure
USU Marketing/Sean Ruge & Tiffany Olay

Calendars Category
Second Place
Make More Noise
USU Marketing/Tiffany Olay

Multipage Publications Category
Honorable Mention
Meeting Services
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Region 15 Conference — Las Vegas, Fall 2008
Steal This Idea — Creative Awards

Websites Category
First Place
University Student Union
USU Marketing

Brochures Category
Second Place
University Student Union
USU Marketing

Other Category
Third Place
E-News and Views
USU Marketing

2006 Awards

A listing of the awards the University Student Union at CSUN received during the calendar year 2006 from off-campus entities at the city, state, regional, national and international level.

ACUI (Association of College Unions International)

Annual Conference — Kansas City, Spring 2006
Steal This Idea — Creative Awards

Promotional Campaigns Category
Second Place

Most Know
USU Marketing/Daniel Echeverri & James Matzen

Miscellaneous Category
Honorable Mention

Ice Cream Social & Craft Corner
USU Marketing/James Matzen

2005 Awards

A listing of the awards the University Student Union at CSUN received during the calendar year 2005 from off-campus entities at the city, state, regional, national and international level.

ACUI (Association of College Unions International)

Annual Conference — Reno, Spring 2005
Steal This Idea — Creative Awards

Posters Category
First Place

Rock Climbing
USU Marketing/James Matzen

Websites Category
First Place

University Student Union
USU Marketing/Daniel Echeverri