Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Mesa College Opens Nominations for Distinguished Alumni Award

2014 Distinguished AlumniCarlos and Linda LeGerrette
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 San Diego Mesa College Distinguished Alumni Award. The award program was created 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.

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, San Diego 2008 Prosecutor of the Year Kristen Spieler, 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, San Diego community activists Carlos and Linda LeGerrette,  artist Miya Hannan, and filmmaker Raul Celaya.

The 2015 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.

“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 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.”

Nominations are due no later than Friday, March 20, 2015. For an application and more information see sdmesa.edu/alumni or call 619-388-2759.

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