The National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU) handed out its annual awards at its 20th Annual NACCU Conference held in Orlando, Fla.
The association bestowed its 2013 Distinguished Service Award to Joel Weidner, director of information systems and marketing at Pennsylvania State University. Weidner has been at Penn State for 30 years and has managed the automation process for many of the university’s systems, including food production and inventory control, event ticketing, payroll, residence hall security, dining plan card access and card-based vending, laundry and copier programs. He has also overseen two university-wide re-carding projects.
The NACCU Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual who contributes both to a campus but also to the card services industry.
Marsha Amanova of the University of Alberta received the association’s 2013 New Professional Award. Amanova has been the Program Supervisor of the university’s ONEcard program since March 2010. During her tenure she’s implemented and improved the program’s self-service features, including web and mobile transactions.
The NAACU also presented awards to five institutions in five different categories:
The 2013 Innovative Technology Award went to the Illinois Institute of Technology for exploring access control technology through use of smartphone apps and text messages.
The 2013 Marketing Excellence Award was presented to the University of Alberta for its communication and education on the card’s multiple uses.
The 2013 Best Card Design was awarded to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for its Hawk Card, which beat out 22 other designs in a NACCU membership vote.
The 2013 Best Social Networking and/or Website Award went to North Carolina State University for its use of social media and internet tools for its Wolfpack One Card.
The 2013 Best Video Award went to Ryerson University, for the videos it created for its Onecard.