Erin Chezick from Carleton University Presented with NACCU’s 2018 New Professional Award

Posted By: Crystal Bazarnic

Phoenix, AZ – May 14, 2018 – Erin Chezick received the 2018 NACCU New Professional Award during the 25th Annual NACCU Conference in Reno on April 25, 2018. The award was presented by Leti Turnbull-Mason from award sponsor Wells Fargo.

The New Professional Award is designed to recognize contributions to the industry and the association by individuals early in their careers. Having only been involved in the campus card industry since 2014, Erin has contributed to her university and to NACCU as a volunteer.

Erin has made a significant impact since joining Campus Card at Carleton University. She developed and implemented a comprehensive student staffing process that has proven beneficial for all that have adopted it. The process includes interactive training components, feedback, and enhanced communication. She also led the implementation of the Universal Transit Pass's smart card program at Carleton, while continuing to pursue solutions that will integrate the student ID and bus pass to one card.

She took on the task of performing a review of her department, which had not been done since 2004. As a result, Erin was able to introduce a strategy for tracking and prioritizing projects. 

Beyond her work at the university, Erin has been very active within NACCU. She not only attended numerous conferences, but participated as a presenter, a committee member, and a committee chair. She has also served as a member of the mentor program and as faculty for the New Professionals Institute (NPI).

NACCU congratulates Erin Chezick as the recipient of the 2018 NACCU New Professional Award.


The NACCU New Professional Award, sponsored by Wells Fargo and established in 2012, is presented to an individual who has been working in the card industry for no longer than three years, and who has contributed to the industry through a combination of any or all of the following:

  • NACCU Conference attendance
  • New Professionals Institute attendance
  • A letter of support from a colleague at their institution (faculty, staff, senior administrator, customer of the program, etc.) that illustrates the nominee’s contribution to the success or enhancement of the program
  • Contributions to NACCU: CARDtalk contribution; committee membership; education session moderator; education session presenter; listserv participation; mentorship program participation; regional workshop attendance; web conference attendance; web content library contribution


NACCU provides members access to a network of campus identification and transaction system resources to integrate and streamline campus operations, and enhance the student experience. NACCU’s mission is to advance the position of higher education transaction and identity systems through professional development and leadership opportunities for its members to stay current in an ever-changing environment.