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Distinguished Alumni Awards

The El Camino College Foundation is pleased to recognize our alumni through the Distinguished Alumni program. Our alumni represent individuals in the community and outstanding professionals who have achieved success in their careers, and in their lives. We are honored to recognize these individuals and acknowledge the foundation El Camino College provided for them as they embarked upon their educational path.

Nominations for induction into the Distinguished Alumni of El Camino College are accepted throughout the year.  Awards are presented every other year and active solicitation of names occurs for two months during the spring of an award year.  Anyone who wishes to nominate a former student for this award may do so by completing a nomination form.  Please include any available background information such as resume, newspaper or magazine clippings, etc.

Distinguished Alumni Nomination Form (PDF)

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The El Camino College Foundation is proud to announce the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards honorees:


      Eleanor Bersano     George Nakano     Laura Schenasi
  Eleanor Bersano
Retired Educator and Community Activist

George Nakano
Retired Teacher/Administrator and
Former Politician

Laura Schenasi
Executive Vice President
Torrance Memorial
Health Care Foundation

                                           William Young 

                                               William Young
                                                Actor, Director and Writer


2016 Distinguished Alumni Biographies click here.


Distinguished Alumni Honor Roll:


Daelea Aldrich ‘97

Barbara Ann Alexander '97

David Benoit '11

Timothy Robert Blevins ‘97

Donald Brann ‘11

James M. Brooks ‘97

Fred Claire ‘97

Rudy deLeon ‘97

Cindi L. Demboski ‘97

Fred Dryer ‘97

Keith Erickson ‘97

Dennis Fayze Fandey ‘97

James A. Ferreira ‘97

E. Michael Fincke ‘12

Diane M. Fitzhugh ‘97

Monica Fredericks '14

Pat Furey ‘11

Gary L. Galiger ‘97

Don E. Gilpin ‘97

Barbara F. Gleason ‘97

James M. Hill ‘97

Robert S. Horii ‘97

Nils E. Johnson ‘97


Kathryn Joiner '97

Richard O. Keelor ‘97

Timothy L. King ‘97

Michael Lacey ‘12

Jack Ledbetter ‘97

Russ E. Lesser ‘97

Carol M. Liess ‘97

Dennis Mangers ‘97

Patricia C. Martz ‘97

Harry A. McKellop '97

Anita McLaughlin ‘12

William J. Mealer ‘97

Candace Messer ‘12

Cliff Meidl ‘03

Mark Mercier ‘97

Chris Montez ‘12

Philip Montez ‘97

Michael Montoya ‘11

Carol Neblett ‘97

Joe Boyd Noble ‘97

Wayne Overbeck ‘97

  David Pack ‘97



Nick G. Parras '97

Maria G. Pena ‘97

Virginia T. Pfiffner ‘97

Gregory Rafijah '14

Gerald T. Robinson ‘97

Mary C. Rooney ‘97

Edmond J. Russ ‘97

James T. Russell, Jr. ‘97

Ray Southstone ‘97

Jannette A. Stewart ‘97

Ryan Stonebraker '14

Megan Tatu '14

Ian D. Teague ‘97

Maxine L. Thomas ‘97

Donna Toy-Chen ‘97

Cinna Toy-Wohlmuth ‘11

Carlos R. Vessels ‘97

Cheryl Ann Winkler ‘97

Hope Witkowsky ‘02

Merrie (Penny) Wood ‘97

Roy T.  Yanase ‘97

Beverly B. Young ‘97





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