Miramar College Alumni Connections

Calling All Alumni!

Since 1969, San Diego Miramar College has trained more than 10,000 law enforcement and firefighter professionals. Since those early days, in addition to our well-respected public safety graduates, highly skilled diesel, automotive and FAA-certified aviation technicians, EMTs, biotechnicians, paralegal, computer and child development professionals have walked across our commencement stage.

Add to those numbers the many thousands of Miramar College students who have successfully transferred to four-year colleges and universities to continue their higher education and you can see why we are proud of our legacy. If you are equally proud to have graduated or transferred from Miramar College, join the Alumni Association. If you attended Miramar College, we'd like to hear from you!

Sign up now to receive updates from your alma mater!

Connect With Your Classmates

Being part of Alumni Connections is a great way to reconnect with old classmates, read Alumni Success Stories, discover shared interests with fellow members, network with like-minded professionals, stay involved in what's new at Miramar College, participate in college social events, and make a difference in your community.

It's FREE and it's easy to connect. Visit to register. If you've attended multiple colleges, you can easily connect with groups from each college.

Connect With Your Alma Mater

...and enjoy real benefits by registering with the Miramar College Alumni Association. By taking just a few moments to register, you'll receive periodic campus news updates, invitations to special events, and a membership card you can use to enjoy free admission to home Jets games, discounts at the bookstore, cafeteria, and more. It's FREE and a great way to stay connected with your alma mater.

Sign up now to become a member of the Miramar College Alumni Association!


Distinguished Alumni

In 1995, the College began a tradition of recognizing Distinguished Alumni at annual commencement ceremonies. The following individuals are an inspiration for all students.


2015 Distinguished Alum

Shelley Zimmerman
Shelley Zimmerman

Miramar College recently named San Diego Chief of Police Shelley Zimmerman as its 2015 Distinguished Alumni. Zimmerman attended the 13th Regional Law Enforcement Academy at Miramar College in 1982 and was promoted to Chief of Police on March 4, 2014. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University, with a degree in Criminal Justice and a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Zimmerman is the city’s first female police chief.

She has worked many of the department's patrol commands over her 32 years of service to San Diego. Her prior assignments have included Vice, Narcotics, Internal Affairs, Multi-Cultural Community Relations Office, the Mayor's Executive Protection Detail, and the Narcotics Task Force.

Chief Zimmerman has assisted in the security planning for several large events such as the Super Bowl, Republican National Convention, and Independence Day at the beach.

She has received numerous awards throughout her career which has included the San Diego Press Club Headliner of the year award for her undercover work, the San Diego Business Journal's Woman Who Mean Business Exemplary Award, the San Diego Police Foundation Women in Blue Award for her commitment to making San Diego one of the safest large cities in the United States.

Previous Winners

Sean Bowers & Rebecca Bowers-Gentry
Professors,Miramar College
Gregory Magaril
Technology and Software Executive
Adolfo Gonzales
Police Chief
Yanina Gabinskaya
Immigration Paralegal
Shannon Rupert
University Professor/NASA Scientist
Valerie Gotay
Judo Olympian
Monika Fitzsimmons
ER Nurse, Grossmont Hospital
Tracy Jarman
Chief, City of San Diego Fire-Rescue
Sam Phu
Business Owner, Automotive Educator
Dr. Michelle Lamantia
Dr. Rex Vargas
Officer Paddy Keovoravongsa
San Diego Police Department
Dr. Iyad Houshan
Linda Reed
Officer, San Diego County Protective Services
Jan Dehesh
Peter Davis
Statewide ATT Director
Elizabeth Barrington
Dr. Tuyet Nguyen
Lydia Signorelli
Edward Dacquel
Rose DeMarco
Educator/Business Consultant
Tom Remy
Corporate Marketing Director, Hawthorne Machinery
Junko Yamamoto
International Artist
Tim Cassidy
Attorney/Real Estate Broker
Jerry Sanders
Mayor, City of San Diego (then SD Chief of Police)
Monica Higgins
Fire Battalion Chief, City of San Diego Fire Department

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