Hartnell seeks nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award

Publish Date: 
Jan 17, 2017

Hartnell seeks nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award

SALINAS, Calif. – Hartnell Community College District has an open call for nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. The selected alumnus/alumna will also be our 2017 Commencement Speaker.  This special award and recognition tradition began in 2014.  It is granted to an individual who has achieved distinction in his/her chosen field and has demonstrated on-going contributions to the College.


The nomination period is now open through February 17, 2017.  Hartnell College Distinguished Alumni Award nominees may be recommended to the Superintendent/President by Trustees, employees, and the community at large.  


 “During its 96 year history, Hartnell College has provided a foundation of excellence that has launched successful lives and careers,” said Superintendent/President, Dr. Willard Lewallen.  “The Distinguished Alumni Award provides an opportunity for us to recognize the accomplishments of Hartnell alumni who have distinguished themselves as leaders and contributors following their education experience at Hartnell.”


Past Distinguished Alumni include: Patricia Anna Garcia (2014), Dr. Norma Ambriz-Galaviz (2015), Gary Tanimura (2016) and Jeff Nessen Schmidt (2016-Posthumous). The nomination form is attached and can be mailed, e-mailed, or personally delivered to:

Office of the Superintendent/President

411 Central Avenue, Building E-102, Salinas, California, 93901

or email to Lucy Serrano at lserrano@hartnell.edu


To access the nomination form online, go to: http://www.hartnell.edu/alum


Our Governing Board will make the final selection at their development meeting on Tuesday, March 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at which time the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna will be announced.


Hartnell Community College District – established in 1920

The Hartnell CCD serves over 16,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are proud to be the winners of the Innovation Award for CSin3 – a Computer Science degree in three years.  We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu.  ###