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University Awards


National University frequently submits its personnel, processes and publications for external review and evaluation. Following are some of the prominent awards that the University has received.

The 2012 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence competition recognized the National University System with the following awards:

Individual Student Recruitment Publications – Viewbooks and Prospectuses:
  Bronze: National University System, “National University Viewbook”

Individual Student Recruitment Publications – Recruitment Search Publications, Miscellaneous Flyers, and Brochures:
  Silver: National University System, “National University Brochure”
  Bronze: National University System, “Guide to National University”

Individual Institutional Relations and Alumni Relations Publications – Individual Institutional Relations Publications:
   Bronze: National University System, “Annual Report”

Individual Institutional Relations and Alumni Relations Publications – Individual Institutional Relations Publications:
   Bronze: National University System, “Vision Magazine”

Excellence in Design – Multi-Page Publications/Folders:
   Bronze: National University System, “Annual Report”

Advertising - Advertising Campaigns:
   Gold: National University System, “Back to School Campaign”

In 2010, National University was named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results, released in The Chronicle’s third annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 42,000 employees at 277 colleges and universities.

The National University System received four awards in the 25th Annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by HMR Publications, including:

  • Gold Award in the Video Viewbook category for The Chancellor’s Orientation
  • Gold Award in the Annual Report category for the 2009 National University System Annual Report
  • Silver Award in the Internal Publication category for Network
  • Bronze Award in the Television Single Spot category for the “We Are One System” spot

In 2007, National University received an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for its "One University" television commercial, which was produced by Mark Satuloff of Scratch Media under the direction of the National University System Communications Group and the Chancellor's office.

Emmy Award
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Category: Pre-Produced Spot
National University 2005 Television Commercials:
Quality, Affordability, Simple Notion, Non Profit, and Attitude

2006 CASE District VII Award of Excellence Competition
Category: Identity Programs and Logos
Entry title: San Diego Six

Award: Bronze
Category: Print Advertisement
Entry title: Attributes Campaign

Award: Bronze
Category: External Audience Newsletters/Tabloids
Entry title: ITHRIVE

Award: Bronze
Category: Web Sites – Institutional Home Page, Special pages or CD-ROMs
Entry title: Institute for Wellness and Peak Performance

League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) Vision Awards -- Annual Report Competition -- May 2006
Award: Platinum
Category: Annual Report Competition
Entry title: National University System 2005 Annual Report

The University & College Designers Association 36th Annual Design Competition
Award: Silver
Category: Print
Entry: National University System 2005 Annual Report

Award: Award of Excellence
Category: Video
Entry: National University System video

Corporate Technology Hero 2006 Golden Mouse Award
Technology Training Foundation of America

2007 Tilt-Up Achievement Award
Spectrum Business Park Campus and Library

Diversity Spirit Achievement Award
2006 Diversity Employment Day

Employers Group and San Diego Magazine
One of "San Diego's Best Workplaces"
September 2006

2005 Workplace Excellence Award from San Diego Society of Human Resource Managers

2005 Sacramento Workplace Excellence Award

Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce President's Award

Classroom of the Future award for Innovations in Education

Angel Award, WomenTogether
November 2005