The university keeps a variety of statistics about its students – average GPA, how many come from public vs. private school, most popular classes, graduation rates. One statistic that it doesn’t track is the number of Cal Poly Pomona couples, though it’s safe to say there are a lot. Here’s just a sampling from the past decades.
A theatre performance and multimedia presentation will celebrate people and events in Cal Poly Pomona’s history. “Special K: The First 75 Years” will incorporate slides, music from the decades, and live actors who will bring the past to life. The performance is Sunday, April 13, at 4 p.m. in the University Theatre.
Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, will be the keynote speaker at the 75th Celebration and Dinner on May 3. The event includes a barbecue dinner, open house, greenhouse and grounds tours, and livestock and Arabian horse showcase.
Toast the 75th Anniversary with a red zinfandel in a 75th Anniversary bottle and a classically styled Brut Rosé. Kellogg Cuvée and Rossana Sparkling are available at the Farm Store for $32 a pair.
During Homecoming weekend, Intercollegiate Athletics department inducted five new members into its Hall of Fame and recognized the current 51 members. The Class of 2014 includes: Tabreshia C. Lawrence-McIntyre, Karen Miller, Ruth Van't Land-Parkes, Jim Sackett and Lisa Ulmer.
Homecoming Weekend was a success, with more than 5,000 students, faculty, staff and alumni in attendance.
The event brought a record number of Broncos -- 2,757 -- to Kellogg Gym to cheer the men’s basketball team on to a 73-53 win against Cal State East Bay on Saturday. The women’s basketball team also pulled a 75-70 overtime win over Cal State East Bay.
“Homecoming was amazing,” says Dean of Students Rebecca Keeton. “It was so much fun to have alumni back on campus. They loved seeing the changes to the campus, and they loved spending time together. It was heartwarming.”
Congratulations to Flor Mota and Whitney Redfield for winning Phase I of the Project Blue Student Competition. The competition invited students to re-envision Kellogg Creek into a campus centerpiece. Download a PDF of their poster.
In Phase II, students are challenged to design and develop a study plan that addresses one or more technical or practical aspects of the creek or surrounding environs. The deadline is March. 5.
Congratulations to the 3 Fan Favorite Winners!
The winners of the Photo Contest are: Spencer Fennik ("Graceful Resolution"), Neil Johnson ("Oscillation in Space") and Khanh Nga ("Toward a Bright Future"). Congratulations!
The exhibit in the Bronco Student Center art gallery will be available through Feb. 10. You can also view the images on the Photo Contest page.
Think you're an expert on the university? Check out our list of 100 things you probably didn't know. How many of them are new to you?
In the February issue, we will feature Cal Poly Pomona love stories – couples who met on campus or whose stories have a significant Bronco connection. If you have a romance story to tell, send it in now.
Students: Nominate an Outstanding Professor
The Alumni Association will honor current faculty members with a new award, the Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award, in honor of the university’s 75th Anniversary.
The award will recognize an outstanding faculty member who makes a difference in the lives of their students through creative teaching methods and campus involvement. Individual students or a group of students can nominate an exceptional faculty member. The deadline is Feb. 7 at 5 p.m.
Photo Contest Winners on Display
The winners of the 75th Anniversary Photo Contest have been selected and are now on display in the Bronco Student Center art gallery.
The contest asked for the best photos representing Cal Poly Pomona. More than 500 entries were received. A panel of faculty and staff judges reviewed all the entries and selected the top 15 photographs for the exhibit, which will be on display through Feb. 10.
The campus community can vote online for their favorite photograph from the exhibit. The top three fan favorite photos will each win a $50 Bronco Bucks gift card. Voting will be through Facebook, and each person can cast one vote a day.
When Cal Poly was first invited to enter a float in the 1949 Rose Parade, the students had no experience, a budget of $258, no committee and only 90 days to build it.
Despite those handicaps, students responded with an enormous rocking horse for the parade’s “Childhood Memories” theme and won an award of merit. They did so by being creative: Certain campus plants were heavily pruned, midnight flower raids were staged on campus and in Pasadena, and lumber was appropriated from around school at odd hours.
Cal Poly Pomona has long been known for its Arabian horses, but one stands apart. In 1925, long before the Kellogg Ranch became a university campus, Jadaan was the center of attention. The gray stallion was so famous that people would steal hairs from his mane and tail when he was taken to shows.
Get ready for a memorable time on Feb. 7 & 8. Activities will include a bonfire and ice skating in Bronco Commons, a wine and beer garden, carnival rides and games, live music, baseball and basketball. Register today!
What makes a great professor? The answers are as varied as the students in class, but it’s doubtful that “knows the material” would top anyone’s list. Greatness transcends the mere imparting of knowledge. We asked a sampling of alumni to share their reflections about the professors who made a difference in their lives.
When the university moved from the Voorhis campus in San Dimas to its permanent campus in Pomona in 1956, it was the start of a great building boom. There was just one problem. There weren’t many buildings when the 660 students, faculty and staff arrived in Pomona.
The Bronco Bookstore and its website sells a variety of 75th anniversary apparel, polo shirts, the special edition T-shirt and jackets.
Celebrate the university’s 75th year in style with the special edition T-shirt. The commemorative shirts go on sale Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Bronco Bookstore for $7.95. Quantities are limited.
As we commemorate our 75th anniversary, we want to hear your Cal Poly Pomona story and add it to our legacy. We want you to be a part of our reflections and celebrations. Join us as we honor the past, celebrate the present and build the future.
Cal Poly Pomona kicks off its 75th anniversary year
Cal Poly Pomona officially launched its 75th anniversary year, beginning with Convocation on Sept. 23. In addition to President Ortiz's annual address, the program included speeches from each of the vice presidents, a piano performance, a historical slideshow and a special appearance by Sterling Speirn, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
When Cal Poly Pomona welcomed its first students 75 years ago, it wasn’t called Cal Poly Pomona or California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. It wasn’t even in Pomona.
In September 1938, it was the Voorhis Unit of California State Polytechnic College in San Luis Obispo. Some knew it as Cal Poly San Dimas (north of the present day Via Verde Country Club). Students spent the first two years studying agriculture in San Dimas before finishing their college degree in San Luis Obispo. >>