Del Mar College Awards: Distinguished Faculty Award The Distinguished Faculty Award is granted to current or former Del Mar College faculty in recognition of significant achievement or specific meritorious service on behalf of the quality and advancement of the College. Faculty from across the College will be considered and need not be alumni to be eligible. The candidate should have a long history with the College and have made a significant impact on at least two generations of students. One award will be given annually. Criteria: How have the candidate's teaching, mentoring, and/or support of extracurricular activities contributed to the lives of students in the College community? Speak from your own experiences and those of friends and former classmates. Please provide at least two letters of support as part of your nomination. Letters must come from former students, ideally spanning more than one generation. 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 Monday, May 16, 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.