• Del Mar College Awards: Distinguished Alumni Award (Formerly known as WALL OF HONOR)

    The Distinguished Alumni Award is granted to Del Mar College graduates or former students of the College for significant accomplishments in business or professional life or for distinguished human service to their community, state, or nation.

    This award honors those alumni whose achievements in their vocational fields have brought distinction to themselves, credit to the College, and real benefit to their communities. One award will be given annually.


    • What are the unique professional achievements that brought distinction to the candidate and to Del Mar College?
    • What are the recognized contributions made by this candidate that demonstrates a benefit to the larger community? 

    Please provide at least two letters of support as a part of your nomination. Letters should come from peers or individuals that can speak to the nominee's impact on his or her profession. Please describe and interpret your candidate's accomplishments in terms that a lay reader can understand.

    Supporting Documentation Letters:

    Because letters of nomination and support are integral parts of a successful candidate dossier, make sure 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 2016 candidates by the deadline of Tuesday, May 31,  2016. 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?

    Access the Nomination Form here.


  • Contact Information

    Center for Economic Development
    Room 133
    (361) 698-1317