San Diego, Calif. —San Diego Mesa College is accepting nominations for the 2019 San Diego Mesa College Distinguished Alumni Award. The Alumni Award
program was established in 2011 to recognize former students who have made significant
contributions to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations, and careers have
honored the legacy of academic excellence and equity at San Diego Mesa College. The
award recipient will be announced in March and invited to be the guest speaker at
Mesa College’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 18. Nominations are due no later than February 22, 2019. Anyone in the greater community
is encouraged to submit a nomination.
“We are proud of the tens of thousands of students who have attended Mesa College,
and of the contributions they have made to the city, the people of San Diego and beyond,”
said Dr. Pamela T. Luster, President of Mesa College. “I encourage the community to
respond, and help us to select our 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.”
The 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient and Commencement speaker was Antonio Martinez. Mr. Martinez grew up in the San Ysidro and was the first in his family to go to college.
While a student at Mesa College, he studied philosophy, politics and economics. He
graduated from Mesa College in 2005, and transferred to the University of Pennsylvania,
where he graduated with honors, with a degree in philosophy and economics.
Former Mesa College Alumni Awarded recipients and Commencement speakers include two-time
Olympic Gold Medalist Arnie Robinson, Golden Globe Award-winning actress Annette Bening,
film producer Raul Celaya, artist Miya Hannan and community activists, Carlos and
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