Hartnell seeks nominations for 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award

Publish Date: 
Feb 9, 2018

Hartnell seeks nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award

Candidate is also Commencement Speaker

SALINAS, Calif. – Hartnell Community College District has an open call for nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award. The selected alumnus/alumna will also be our 2018 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 and/or community.

The nomination period is now open through March 5, 2018.  Hartnell College Distinguished Alumni Award nominees may be recommended to the Superintendent/President by Trustees, employees, and the community at large.  

“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 recognizes 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), and Emmett Linder (2017). 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

Our Governing Board will make the final selection at their regular meeting at King City Education Center on April 3 at 5:00 p.m. at which time the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna will be announced.  To access the nomination form online, go to: http://www.hartnell.edu/alum

Hartnell Community College District – established in 1920

The Hartnell CCD serves over 17,000 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 associate degree and certificate programs, workforce-training, courses in basic skills, 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 education for STEM, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities/social sciences, nursing/healthcare, and athletics. We are proud to be the winners of the 2015 Innovation Award for CSin3 – a Computer Science bachelor’s degree in three years.  We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu.                                                       ###