Del Mar College Awards: Young Alumni Award The Young Alumni Award is presented to Del Mar College graduates or former students of integrity and stature for distinguished achievement in business, professional and life work and/or outstanding service to our College. (Recipients must have attended within the past 10 years). One award will be given annually. Criteria: Did the candidate achieve an exceptional level of service while balancing the demands of being a recent graduate? Was the candidate proactive in his/her efforts to become involved in alumni activities? Has this service been sustained over an extended period of time? If not, has the service been strikingly innovative or substantially beneficial? Access the Nomination Form here.