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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.


2016 Distinguished Alum

Brian Fennessy
Brian Fennessy

Miramar College recently named San Diego Fire Chief Brian Fennessy as its 2016 Distinguished Alumni. Fennessy graduated from the October 1990 Fire Academy at Miramar College and was promoted to San Diego’s Fire Chief in November of 2015. He became just the 17th Fire Chief in the history of San Diego as he succeeded Javier Mainar. Fennessy has 38 years of firefighting experience that began with the U.S. Forest Service. He joined the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department in 1990 and rose through the ranks.

One of Fennessy's most notable accomplishments is being the driving force in developing and implementing the City's helicopter program. The City now has two firefighting and rescue helicopters with night-flying capability that are available for water drops and rescues throughout the county. These helicopters are the only air resources in the region capable of providing night firefighting operations.

Previous Winners

Shelley Zimmerman
San Diego Police Chief
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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