Calling Past Poly Post People
Dear Alumni Friends,
For 59 years, The Poly Post has served Cal Poly Pomona, bringing news and entertainment to the ever-growing campus. During that time hundreds, probably thousands, of students have been a part of producing the campus newspaper, also known as Poly Views in its first 17 years.
Now, on the eve of our 60th year, we at The Poly Post would like to harness the energy and expertise of that army of Post veterans. We are in the first stages of starting a Poly Post/Poly Views alumni group. The exact nature of this group remains to be determined, but we see it as a way to bring together the accumulated wisdom of six decades of newspaper staff. This group could help provide advice to the student staff at the paper and help create a stable institutional memory, an elusive commodity at any student organization, as I am sure all of you Post vets remember.
A Poly Post alumni group could help enrich the educational experiences of the aspiring journalists, photographers, artists, sales executives, and accountants that make up the newspaper staff. The group could also provide an important fundraising source for the paper, or a valuable networking opportunity for students and alumni looking for jobs, relocation information, and other assistance. And who knows, you might even reconnect with some old friends you thought were lost.
The first step, of course, is identifying those people who worked on the Post and Poly Views over the years. Some of you we still know, but most of you we have lost touch with. So, if you are a veteran of the university newspaper, or if you know of one, call us. We need your name, contact information and details of your work with the newspaper.
Once we have some idea who is out there, we will begin to hammer out details of the group. We expect to hold initial meetings as soon as possible, perhaps as early as the winter quarter, this January. We want to have the organization fully formed in time to celebrate our 60th anniversary, academic year 2004-05.