Del Mar College Awards: Distinguished Staff Award The Distinguished Staff Award is granted to current Del Mar College staff in recognition of exceptional accomplishments, leadership and service to the College community. Staff from across the College will be considered and need not be alumni to be eligible. The candidate should have five years of continuous service with the College and have significantly improved or enhanced the quality of work life in ways that make a substantial difference for their colleagues. One award will be given annually. Criteria: How has the candidate enhanced the quality of work-life in ways that make a significant difference for colleagues or customers? How has the candidate provided outstanding and ongoing excellence in services to faculty, staff, students and/or other customers? How has the candidate developed creative solutions to problems that resulted in significantly more effective and efficient department or university operations? Access the Nomination Form here.