San Diego State University Associated Students

Aztec Achievement Awards

May 2018 Newsletter

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Aztec Achievement Awards Honorees


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Final ASUB Events

Attention Students!

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Midnight Study Break

May 3, 10pm-2am

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Summer for the Whole A.S. Family

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15 Questions

Tom Granucci, Production Manager, Viejas Arena

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Aztec Achievement Awards Honorees

Aztec Achievement Awards

At this year’s Aztec Achievement Awards, SDSU students, faculty and staff were honored for their achievements and contributions to Associated Students, boards, committees and councils during the 2017-18 academic year.

Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees!

Daniel B. Nowak Outstanding Student Service Award
Dustin Adkins

Daniel P. Goodrich Award
Michelle Sabin

Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award
Brianna Hogan

Shuford C. Swift Most Outstanding First-Year Student Award
Steven Plante

Deans Herbert Peiffer and Margery Warmer Award
Erika Meza

Deans Herbert Peiffer and Margery Warmer Award
Charmagne Dupree Jones

Harvey Goodfriend Award
Theresa Garcia

Outstanding A.S. Commission Award
Community Service Commission

Outstanding College Council Award
Professional Studies and Fine Arts College Council

A.S. Committee Member of the Year Award
Alexandra Goldberg

Outstanding Student Organization Award
Rotaract of San Diego State University

Dan R. Cornthwaite Luminary Award for Outstanding Advising
Alane Lockwood

Aztec Pride Award
Ubaldo Martinez

Lamps of Leadership
Brianna Hornig
Carmel Alon
Tanesha Moore
Daraja Carroll
Emily Jachec
Kimberly Alli
Mary Staka
Cynthia Medina-Solozano
Queena Tran
Chimezie O. Ebiriekwe
Vanessa Monique Girard
D. Hayden Willis
Eran Bechor
Zakkiyya West
Muriel Robotta
Meghan Andrade
Adam Michalak
Imani White
Mustafa Alemi
Chloe Sension
Abel Mercado
Sergio Cisneros
Marisa Cubing

Presidential Leadership Awards
William "Billy" Carter
Dr. Sandra Cook
President Sally Roush
Tanesha Moore
Lieutenant Ron Broussard

Final ASUB Events
Attention Students!

As the end of the semester approaches, check out these final ASUB events.




Finals are just around the corner! Come out to the Aztec Student Union Courtyard to distress

  • Tuesday, May 1
  • 12pm-2pm
  • Aztec Student Union Courtyard




Are the woes of finals bringing you down? Need a laugh to boost your morale? Come laugh your worries away, in the Aztec Student Union Courtyard

Headliner: Taylor Williamson
SDSU Student Opening Acts: Ben Breittenstein and Kyle Metz
  • Wednesday, May 2
  • 6pm-8pm
  • Aztec Student Union Courtyard

Taylor Williamson

Taylor Williamson

Taylor Williamson

Taylor was the second place winner of Season 8 of “America’s Got Talent.” And was also named one of the top 4 favorite acts of all time in the recent 10 year “AGT” Anniversary Special. Here are a few of his other notable appearances: “Just for Laughs Comedy Festival,” “Live at Gotham,” “Total Request Live,” and he was the youngest comedian to ever perform on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.”

Watch for upcoming Fall ASUB events.

Midnight Study Break

Campus Safety Week

Need a Break from Finals?
Aztec Nights Midnight Study Break

Come to Montezuma Hall and enjoy some pre-finals stress relief at the annual Aztec Nights Midnight Study Break. This year's theme is Superheros! Bring your friends and enjoy FREE breakfast, FREE scantrons & blue books, games, giveaways and much more! This event is FREE and open to all SDSU students with a valid Red ID.



Aztec Nights Midnight Study Break

  • Thursday
  • 10pm-2am
  • Montezuma Hall, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

Aztec Nights means loads of on-campus, late-night entertainment that'll rock your social life and jump-start your semester!

Watch for upcoming Fall 2018 events by visiting

Summer for the Whole A.S. Family

MBAC Watersports
Group Fitness
Aztec Lanes Bowling

Walk out the door with flip flops, running shoes or bowling shoes and head over to Associated Students Aztec Recreation facilities to share our awesome activities with family and friends this summer!


Hang out poolside this summer! Include the kids, friends and neighbors! Summer membership is available for all ages and allows access May 14 – August 24, 2018. Youth memberships can be added to existing or new Aztec Recreation adult all-inclusive memberships. Youth get to use the Aquaplex, tennis, and racquetball as well as the Aquaplex inflatable obstacle course during programmed times. Check the family swim hours; offered seven-days-per-week during the summer months when children under age 18 can use the facility.

Before you head off on that family vacation, check-up on your water safety with swim lessons at the Aquaplex. Lessons are going on all summer long for all ages. Lessons for adults are available whether you are just starting out and want to get comfortable in the water or you are preparing for a triathlon. For kids and babies, the Aquaplex lesson schedule has many options of days and time to match your schedule.

The Watersports Camp is an unparalleled opportunity for youth growing up in San Diego. Over 2,400 kids enjoy summer watersports camps at Mission Bay Aquatic Center every year with weekly sessions in wakeboarding, surfing, sailing, kayaking, stand up paddling, windsurfing, intro to watersports, and marine science. For more information about the Watersports Camp visit or call (858) 539-2003.


Focus on your health and wellness and get fit with your Aztec Recreation membership this summer! Choose from a variety of activities ranging from weight training, cardio exercising, swimming, bowling and hooping, in addition to an awesome selection of Group Fitness classes! The ARC is open 7-day-per-week and 24-hours weekdays throughout summer. Drop in to workout or even sign up for a league sport!


Get rolling with summer fun by registering your kids now for Kids Bowl Free 2018! Registered children, ages 12 and under, get two free games of bowling every day May 14 through August 19, 2018 at Aztec Lanes. Bowling shoe rental is not included and advance registration is required. Aztec Lanes has lightweight bowling balls, automatic bumpers and bowling ramps that make it ideal for kids. For adults and youth age 13 and over, bowling is an Aztec Recreation membership benefit. Membership is one option for bowling, but is not required for Aztec Lanes. The facility is open to the whole community so anyone can bowl and pay per game.


Aquaplex, Aztec Lanes and Mission Bay Aquatic Center are here this summer to turn-key your adult or youth summer birthday or graduation party! Check out details online and book your summer fun today.

Submitted by Amy Schiller, Aztec Recreation Marketing Coordinator

15 Questions
Tom Granucci, Production Manager, Viejas Arena

Tom Granucci and his wife, Evie

Tom and his wife, Evie

  1. What is your name and title?
    Tom Granucci, Production Manager, Viejas Arena.
  2. Which A.S. department do you work in?
    Viejas Arena. I’m responsible for all event production that comes to the Arena, and Open Air Theater. That includes sound, lighting, video, rigging, band gear and production staffing.
  3. How long have you worked for A.S.?
    33 years
  4. If you won $5 million what would you do with it?
    I would open a brewery and retire.
  5. What is your favorite dessert?
    Banana Cream Pie. It reminds me of “Gilligan’s Island.”
  6. Which three people (living or dead) you would like to have dinner with?
    Wyatt Earp, Keith Richards and The Pope. Big fan of all three.
  7. What city would you most like to visit or visit again?
    Matera, Italy — a beautiful coastal town in southern Italy, wonderful beach and great seafood.
  8. Which famous person from history would you most like to meet? And why?
    Abraham Lincoln. Loved his hat.
  9. What is your favorite sports team or who is your favorite individual athlete?
    All Aztec teams, because I bleed red and black.
  10. What do you want to be when you grow up?
    I want to be Anthony Bourdain, and work for The Travel Network.
  11. If you could go back or forward in time, where would you go?
    September 10, 2001 at 8:00am. Save some lives.
  12. Who is your favorite actor or actress?
    Steve McQueen. The coolest guy ever.
  13. If you could be any color in a box of Crayola Crayons, what color would you be?
    When you melt a whole box of Crayons at one time — that is the color I would want to be.
  14. What is one of your favorite things to do on the SDSU campus?
    Visit my 3 fish at the pond near Scripps Cottage.
  15. What do you like most about working for A.S.?
    The people. The people. The people.

at Viejas Arena & Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Juanes Photo

WITH: Mon Laferte, Caloncho

May 16, 7:30pm,
Viejas Arena
The Head and The Heart

The Head and The Heart
WITH: Grouplove, Mt. Joy

May 22, 7:30pm,
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Phantogram / Tycho with Poolside

Phantogram / Tycho with Poolside

May 24, 7:00pm,
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

May 2018

5/1 - Finals Destress

5/2 - Comedy Night with Taylor Williamson

5/3 - Last Day of Classes

5/4 - Aztec Nights: Midnight Study Break

5/4-10 - Finals

5/4 - International Tuba Day

Tuba Instrument

recognizes musicians around the world who struggle with the weight and size of this big instrument. It is truly an important musical instrument, no concert or symphonic bandleader would want to be without a tuba. Its big, deep sounds provide lots of character and "oomph" to concert music. Tubas come in varying sizes and shapes, weighing from 12 to 50 pounds! It was patented in 1835 by Wiebrecht and Moritz in Germany.

5/11-13 - SDSU Commencement

5/20 - National Boating Safety Day

5/21 - Deadline to Register to Vote in California

5/28 - Memorial Day, Campus Closed