san diego colleges searching for internees

I've posted several stories about the California Nisei College Diploma Project, which aims to award honorary degrees to Japanese American former students whose educations were interrupted when they were forced into internment camps during World War II.

Several schools have already presented honorary degrees to former students, while others, like MiraCosta College in San Diego, are still trying to identify and make contact with individuals who were students at the time: Colleges award diplomas to WWII internees.

Former students, friends or family members who have information about people eligible for the Nisei project should contact MiraCosta College Registrar Alicia Terry at (760) 795-6623 or aterry@miracosta.edu.

For information on the effort at San Diego City College, e-mail nisei@sdccd.edu. And for information on the effort at San Diego State University, contact Kristina Moller at (619) 594-8274 or kmoller@mail.sdsu.edu.

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