Recognizing California Community College Distinguished Alumni

By Rosalinda Boyette
Communications Coordinator, Community College League of California

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Since 1964, the League has recognized the distinguished alumni of California’s community colleges. This prestigious award recognizes and honors the fine men and women whose attendance at a California Community College helped them achieve their educational and professional goals and serve their communities. Every year, this is an inspiring experience for all involved and we invite colleges to add an alumnus/alumnae to this impressive list.

Requesting Nominations

The League is now accepting nominations for the 2022 California Community College Distinguished Alumni Award. Nominees will be judged on their accomplishments in their chosen fields and for their community service. Nominees must have earned a minimum of 24 units at a California Community College. To submit a nomination, please review the Selection Process and Criteria and complete the Online Nomination Form by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31st.

All nominations will be sent to the selection committee comprised of League Board Officers. Selected nominees and their district/college will be notified by mid-September to confirm their attendance and event details.

2022 Annual Convention

Three nominees will be selected as the 2022 Distinguished Award Recipients. The awards will be presented at the League’s Annual Convention in Burlingame, CA, on Friday, November 18, 2022 during the General Session Luncheon. The award presentation includes an acknowledgement of the award recipients and a 3-minute acceptance speech by each of them. If a nominee is unable to attend and accept their award, then a 3-minute video from the awardee or the campus president will be acceptable.

The awardees will receive a personalized plaque to commemorate their achievements. The success of the program is dependent on recipient attendance and if selected, we ask that the sponsoring districts arrange their alumnus/alumnae’s attendance at the convention.

For questions regarding the Distinguished Alumni Award, contact Jimmy Madrigal at For questions regarding Annual Convention registration, contact Sadie Brown at

To learn more about the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award, click here.

To learn more about the 2022 Annual Convention, click here

Rosalinda Boyette is the Communications Coordinator for the Community College League of California.