San Diego Mesa College Accepting Nominations for 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award

San Diego, Calif. — Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 San Diego Mesa College Distinguished Alumni Award. The award program was created 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.

“This will be a special award, for a very special 50th anniversary year. 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 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.”

Notable Mesa College graduates include award-winning film and stage actress, Annette Bening, Olympic track and field Gold Medalists Felix Sanchez and Arnie Robinson, screenwriter and educator Rory Pullens, astrophysicist and science fiction novelist David Brin, San Diego County treasurer-tax collector Dan McAllister, and numerous major league athletes including Tony Banks, Mike Martz, Matt Kofler and Brent Storm.

Former award recipients include Robinson, artist Miya Hannan and filmmaker Raul Celaya.

The 2014 award recipient will be announced in March and conferred at the college commencement ceremony scheduled for May 17th. Anyone in the greater community is encouraged to submit a nomination.

Nominations are due no later than Friday, March14, 2014. For an application and more information see or call 619-388-2759.