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Distinguished Alumni Award

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Mesa College Distinguished Alumni Award. The 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 at San Diego Mesa College.

The 2017 award recipient will be announced in March and conferred at the college commencement ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 20. Anyone in the greater community is encouraged to submit a nomination.

Nominations are due no later than FEBRUARY 17, 2017. For an application, click on the forms buttons at left.  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 and 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 next Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.”

Former recipients include two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Arnie Robinson, film producer, Raul Celaya, artist Miya Hannan and community activists, Carlos and Linda LeGerrette.

Deadline – Nominations must be received by Friday, FEBRUARY 17, 2017.

Criteria for Selection -- This distinction will reflect on one or more of San Diego Mesa College’s core values – Access, Accountability, Diversity, Equity, Excellence, Freedom of Expression, Integrity, Respect, Scholarship, Sustainability. Recipients will be accomplished in the following areas:

  • Professional Achievement and Career Distinction
  • Service to Society/Community-based service

Selection – Review of nominees and selection will be made by the President, San Diego Mesa College. The award recipient will be announced in March and conferred at the college commencement ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Jenny Craig Pavillion, USD.

Nomination – To nominate a person for this honor, please complete the online nomination form (see buttons at left), or download the fillable pdf of the nomination form and email it to Jennifer Kearns, Director of Communications at jnkearns@sdccd.edu.

You can also print and mail the form to Distinguished Alumni Award, Communications Office A-110, San Diego Mesa College, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, CA 92111-4998.

Please be sure to fill out the form completely and include your contact information. Former nominations will carry over to following years.