Alumni Awards


Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 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.

he 2014 award recipient will be announced in February 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 MARCH 14, 2014. For an application, click on the forms button at right.  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, and artist Miya Hannan.


Deadline – Nominations must be received by Friday, MARCH 14, 2014.

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

SelectionReview of nominees and selection will be made by the President, San Diego Mesa College

Nomination – To nominate a person for this honor, please complete the online nomination form (see button at right), or download a pdf of the nomination form and mail it to: Mail to: 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award, Public Information 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.