CCU’s CINO Card really is No. 1

By: Special to The Union Times
Photo courtesy of Coastal Carolina University Scott Gallimore, CINO Card operations manager, completed the Standards and Guidelines course through the National Association of Campus Card Users. The CINO Card at Coastal Carolina University won Best Card Design at the National Association of Campus Card Users annual conference in April. CINO stands for Coastal Is Number One.
Photo courtesy of Coastal Carolina University The CINO Card at Coastal Carolina University won Best Card Design at the National Association of Campus Card Users annual conference in April. CINO stands for Coastal Is Number One.
Photo courtesy of Coastal Carolina University The CINO Card at Coastal Carolina University won Best Card Design at the National Association of Campus Card Users annual conference in April. CINO stands for Coastal Is Number One.

CONWAY — Coastal Carolina University won Best Card Design at the 25th annual conference of the National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU) in April after more than 450 conference attendees voted on the five finalists.

“Now we can say we have an award-winning ID card program,” said Scott Gallimore, CINO Card operations manager. “CINO” is a long-standing fan tradition and chant at CCU that stands for “Coastal Is Number One.” The University has several locations on campus that also bear the moniker, including a residence hall and a campus dining spot.

The five finalists for the Best Card Design Award are selected by a committee based on a grading matrix, and then NACCU members vote for their favorite design leading up to and during the conference, which took place this year in Reno, Nev., April 22-25.

The other finalists were Central Washington University, Dalhousie University, Michigan Technological University and the University of Montana-Western.

Jonathan Ady, a graphic designer for CCU’s University Communication office, designed the CINO Card in 2010, and it was implemented campuswide in 2013.

“I think it’s a very cool thing for the University, and I am honored I was able to be a part of the creative process,” Ady said. “Every student at every university and college in the country uses their ID card every day. Now our students get to use theirs, thinking, ‘This is the coolest ID card in the country.’”

The CINO Card office is responsible for more than taking ID photos and printing cards. More than 500 campus doors require CINO Card access now with the completion of the new science building, the new academic building and the new residence hall complex, and the office also coordinates with the campus post office to take passport photos.

Gallimore has also completed NACCU’s inaugural Standards and Guidelines (SAGS) course, a process that took nearly a year to complete from start to finish. Twelve universities were selected to go through the certification process, but only six completed it.

“It was an in-depth process,” Gallimore said. “There were 13 different sections to it that require you to report on the current status of your card program with the documentation to back it up. The course is essentially a self-evaluation of your program that is then submitted to and evaluated by the course leaders.”

Once the course leaders review all the documentation, they award a certificate of completion. CCU now holds that certification, along with Duke University, the University of Houston, the University of Calgary, Central Missouri, and the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.

“Scott’s completion of the SAGS course speaks to his exemplary work ethic and dedication to CCU,” said Steve Harrison, vice president of auxiliary services at CCU. “Scott has always tried to keep the CINO Card at the leading edge of innovation. By getting this certification, he’s demonstrated yet again that his expertise, knowledge and experience rival that of the best in higher education.”

Completing the SAGS course is not a requirement to be a member of NACCU, and CCU has been a member of the international program since 2009.

NACCU is dedicated to providing educational programs, resources, services and tools to the international campus card transaction industry. It aims to help its members stay current, and provides opportunities for professional development and leadership, and encourages growth and innovation. Visit naccu.org.

Additional information:

Visit coastal.edu/cinocard.

Social media handles:

Twitter: @cinocard

Facebook: facebook.com/cinocardccu

Photo courtesy of Coastal Carolina University
Scott Gallimore, CINO Card operations manager, completed the Standards and Guidelines course through the National Association of Campus Card Users. The CINO Card at Coastal Carolina University won Best Card Design at the National Association of Campus Card Users annual conference in April. CINO stands for Coastal Is Number One.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_CCU-Card-1.jpgPhoto courtesy of Coastal Carolina University
Scott Gallimore, CINO Card operations manager, completed the Standards and Guidelines course through the National Association of Campus Card Users. The CINO Card at Coastal Carolina University won Best Card Design at the National Association of Campus Card Users annual conference in April. CINO stands for Coastal Is Number One.

Photo courtesy of Coastal Carolina University
The CINO Card at Coastal Carolina University won Best Card Design at the National Association of Campus Card Users annual conference in April. CINO stands for Coastal Is Number One.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_CCU-Card-3.jpgPhoto courtesy of Coastal Carolina University
The CINO Card at Coastal Carolina University won Best Card Design at the National Association of Campus Card Users annual conference in April. CINO stands for Coastal Is Number One.

Photo courtesy of Coastal Carolina University
The CINO Card at Coastal Carolina University won Best Card Design at the National Association of Campus Card Users annual conference in April. CINO stands for Coastal Is Number One.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_CCU-Card-2.jpgPhoto courtesy of Coastal Carolina University
The CINO Card at Coastal Carolina University won Best Card Design at the National Association of Campus Card Users annual conference in April. CINO stands for Coastal Is Number One.

Special to The Union Times