June 23, 2010

Braden Villanueva Among Five Athletic Department Employees Honored by CSUN

June 23, 2010

Northridge, Calif. - Braden Villanueva has always been a hard-working, dedicated employee during his nine years as Media Relations Art Director in the Athletic Department at Cal State Northridge.

Villanueva is a humble person who shuns the spotlight and allows his talented work to speak volumes.

And for his outstanding work ethic, Villanueva and four other members of the CSUN Athletic Department were recently honored at the 44th Annual Cal State Northridge Staff Service Awards and Excellence Recognition Event.

Villanueva, a 1997 graduate of CSUN, was presented the "Merit Award" to a staff person who has demonstrated exceptional performance and integrity in service to the University.

"It's an honor to have my work recognized," said Villanueva. "It is easier to do your best work when you work with a great team of people like I do - it helps to elevate everyone's work."

Villanueva's duties include the design and production of the athletic department publications. His creative work has earned him numerous national awards.

"Braden is the type of person who continues to enjoy learning his craft and is dedicated to high achievement," said Villanueva's supervisor, Bob Vazquez (Assistant Athletic Director, Media Relations). "Braden has tackled difficult assignments without hesitation, has maintained his composure under tight deadlines and has always projected a positive image of Cal State Northridge Athletics. It never ceases to amaze me how we can always ask Braden to do one more thing, and he will - cheerfully and professionally."

Four other members of the CSUN Athletic Department were honored for their service to the University for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years. The list included Joyce Scanlin (20 years, Account Technician), Janet Pinneau (15 years, Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator), Ashlie Kite (5 years, Associate Athletic Director/Internal Operations) and Megan Norman (5 years, Director of Development).

"Congratulations to this outstanding group of workers in the CSUN Athletic Department," said Rick Mazzuto, Athletic Director. "I'm proud of their work ethic, their dedication to the goals of the athletic department, and adding to the fabric of Cal State Northridge Athletics."

Front Page Caption (L-R) - Megan Norman (Director of Devlopment); Ashlie Kite (Associate A.D. - Internal Operations); Joyce Scanlin (Account Technician); Janet Pinneau (Associate A.D./SWA); Braden Villanueva (Media Relations Art Director)