New NSU SharkCard Wins National Best Card Design Award

Five finalists

NSU’s new identification card, the SharkCard, dominated at the 26th Annual National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU) Conference where it won the first-place award for best card design. The newly designed SharkCard was one of five finalists among the University of Alabama, Clemson University, the University at Albany, and Southeastern Louisiana University, selected by the awards committee based on a grading matrix. NSU’s SharkCard proceeded to score the most votes from the NACCU members prior to and during the NACCU Annual Conference.

The new NSU SharkCard features the photo-realistic rendering of NSU’s mascot, the shortfin mako shark, along with the tagline “Prepare to Dominate” in front of a school of small fish. NSU’s University School will also be rolling out a new card design to better represent NSU’s new brand. Both cards were designed by Bryan Barrett, graphic designer and identity standards specialist in NSU’s Office of Publications and Creative Services. Vernol Robinson, director of NSU’s SharkCard Services, accepted the award on behalf of the university at the NACCU conference held in April 7-10, 2019, in Hartford, Connecticut. “We are very honored to have received this prestigious design award. It shows that our new brand identity not only resonates with our students, but also with our colleagues and peers at other institutions on a national level,” stated Robinson.

NSU’s new SharkCard will be issued to new members of the NSU community beginning in May 2019. Current SharkCard holders will retain their cards.

About SharkCard Services

The NSU SharkCard is NSU’s official identification card for all members of the NSU community, including students, faculty, and staff. It provides access to buildings and parking lots and can be used to make purchases on and off campus. SharkCards can be obtained in the One-Stop Shops on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus (Horvitz and Terry Administration Buildings) or requested online. For more information, visit SharkCard Services online at

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