MIRA MESA–San Diego Miramar College is seeking nominations for its 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award. The annual recognition program began over a decade ago, honoring an alumnus who embodies the spirit of the community college and the role the college can play in a person’s personal and professional goals. Prior years’ recipients have included San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, San Diego City former Fire-Rescue Chief Tracy Jarman, doctors, teachers, technicians, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, Olympian athletes, and other accomplished individuals. Nominations are solicited from college faculty and staff, as well as in the community at large. Miramar College President Patricia Hsieh said, “We are very proud of the successes of our graduates, but it is a challenge to stay connected. We hope the community will respond to this call for nominations so that we can celebrate alumni achievements, and so that they can also serve as an inspiration to those just starting their career path at Miramar College.” The 2011 award will be announced in January and conferred at the college graduation ceremony scheduled for May 19. Nominations are due no later than October 29. For an application, contact the Public Information Office at San Diego Miramar College, (858) 536-7876 or (619) 388-7752, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.