• 2014 Del Mar College Alumni Awards Nominations - General Information Page

    The 2014 Alumni Awards Nomination Process Is Now Open!

    Information provided on this page includes:
    Call for Nominations
    The Process
    Confidentiality
    Eligibility
    Submitting Your Nomination
    Supporting Documentation Letters
    Links to the Awards Descriptions & Criteria  

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    Access the Nomination Form here.

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    Call for Nominations: You may nominate a candidate for more than one category or nominate multiple candidates. Each nomination must be submitted separately. All nominations are confidential. Nomination forms and supporting materials for 2014 are due to the Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, Room 131, Saturday, May 31, 2014. 

    The Process: The Alumni Association solicits nominations for the awards from all members of the College and local community. A committee of the Alumni Association blindly reviews the materials submitted on each candidate and selects those candidates who are deemed most deserving of recognition and whose achievements most closely fit the category for which they have been nominated. All deliberations are kept confidential. Individuals chosen to receive awards are honored each year in a special ceremony. Staff and volunteers involved with the process of selecting award winners are held to the highest ethical standards.

    Confidentiality: Please do not inform candidates that they are under consideration since only a limited number of recipients are chosen each year from among many worthy individuals. All deliberations are kept confidential.

    Eligibility: To be eligible for nomination, a candidate:

    • Must have attended the College and earned credit toward one of its degrees, certificates, or awards (except in the case of the Distinguished Faculty, Staff, and Friend of the College Awards).
    • May be a Faculty member for the Faculty Award, regardless of whether they are Del Mar College alumni.
    • May be a Staff member for the Staff Award, regardless of whether they are Del Mar College alumni.
    • May be a College supporter for the Friend of the College award, regardless of whether they are Del Mar College alumni.
    • Cannot currently be an employee of the College (except in the case of the Faculty and Staff Awards) or a member of the awards committee.
    • Must be able to participate in the awards celebration. In the case of posthumous nominations, a direct member of the recipient’s family must be able to participate in the awards ceremony.
    • Cannot have previously received an award in the category for which the nomination is submitted. However, previous award winners may be nominated for a different category. It is recommended to allow a minimum of three years to pass before nominating a candidate again for another category. Those nominated under the former recognition event, Wall of Honor, will be considered. 

    For your convenience, a List of Former Award Recipients is available for download.

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    Submitting Your Nomination:  Make sure you have read the Award Criteria and the Eligibility list requirements. Fully complete the Nomination Form and mail to Del Mar College Foundation, 101 Baldwin, Corpus Christi, TX 78404 or deliver to Del Mar College Foundation, 3209 S. Staples, Room 131 or complete the online form. Gather the supporting documentation letters and submit them. Remember that Nomination forms and supporting materials for 2014 are due to the Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, Room 131, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 08, 2014. 

    Supporting Documentation Letters: Because letters of nomination and support are integral parts of a successful candidate dossier make sure that you understand the criteria for the award when you write your letters. Make sure that if you are not gathering and submitting support letters yourself, supporters send their letters for 2014 candidates by the deadline of 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 08, 2014. Please note that the quality of the information given is more important than the relative prominence of the writer. Possible contacts include professional colleagues, former students, friends, or fellow volunteers. Letters that comment knowledgeably on the impact of the individual's specific achievements are most important and helpful. Please share the criteria for the award and the suggested list of questions with those who are writing letters in support of your candidate. Nominators and supporters should answer the following general questions in addition to the ones specified for each award category:

    • What is your relationship to the candidate, and how have you gained your knowledge of his/her accomplishments?
    • How has the individual maintained a connection with the College, its faculty or students, and other alumni?

    Use the Links below to access the Alumni Awards descriptions and criteria.

     

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