PolyAlumni E-Newsletter - Cal Poly Pomona
September 2014
In This Issue

The official campus festivities may be over, but there’s more to celebrate as Cal Poly Pomona’s 75th anniversary gets recognition from state lawmakers and a proclamation in Sacramento.

Step up to the plate for a mixer with fellow Broncos then catch an Angels game afterward. But there’s more fun and games: Alumni can get a discount on admission to the L.A. County Fair and watch the Cal Poly Pomona parade.

This issue of PolyAlumni spotlights Rabia Minhas, ’99, education, who is the principal at Kellogg Polytechnic Elementary School and continues to make a difference in the lives of children.

Alumni Spotlight

Rabia MinhasRabia Minhas
'99, Education

Rabia Minhas has a palpable adoration for education and the Pomona community.

The education alumna has worked in the Pomona Unified School District for more than a decade and is starting her second year as principal at Kellogg Polytechnic Elementary School, which is a mile from Cal Poly Pomona.

“It’s home to me,” says Minhas when thinking about her time in Pomona. “I have this dream of being able to give back to the community.”


Continue reading about the Rabia Minhas...

In The News
President Michael Ortiz holds a resolution in the state senate chambers with Senator Bob Huff

Legislators Pay Tribute to Cal Poly Pomona’s 75th Anniversary

Amid a packed house in the California state Senate, lawmakers honored Cal Poly Pomona’s landmark 75th anniversary with a resolution commending the university’s numerous achievements and contributions to higher education.

2015 Rose Float Design - "Soaring Stories"

“Soaring Stories” Aims to Inspire Rose Parade Spectators

Students from Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo will celebrate the power of reading and imagination with the 2015 Rose Parade float design.

Rebecca Gutierrez Keeton

Keeton Named Acting Vice President for Student Affairs

Dr. Rebecca Gutierrez Keeton has been appointed acting vice president for the Division of Student Affairs, effective Aug. 18.

To keep up with Cal Poly Pomona news and events, visit PolyCentric.
College Roundup

Pumpkin Festival & Insect Fair
Apparel Merchandising and Management Department Goes Cutting-Edge

Grad Student Joins Turf War on Irrigation
Designer Bridal Gown Sale

Broncos to Face Perennial Hoops Powerhouse Arizona
Okada Joins Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff

Business Administration
$500,000 Technology Center Endowment Honors Alumnus
Cybersecurity Curriculum Earns National Honor

Collins College of Hospitality Management
Spring Issue of Collins Magazine Released
Room on Donor Recognition Wall Available

Education & Integrative Studies
Panel to Examine Common Core Strategies
Exhibit Gives History Lesson on Mexican American Baseball, Softball Leagues

Formula SAE Team Takes Ninth in International Competition
Engineering Adds Volunteers to Help Student Success, Retention
Rocketry Team Takes 5th Place in NASA Competition

Alumna Featured in Distinguished Lecture Series

Environmental Design
Student Shows Path to Sustainability Starts With Small Steps
“Competing Utopias” Peeks Behind Cold War Curtain

Extended University
Certified Management Accountant - Part I & II

Letters, Arts and Social Sciences
Reese Delivers TEDx Talk to Prison Inmates
Solis Leads Conference on Workforce of the Future

Futuristic Research Taking Place Across Campus
New Program Aims to Increase Minorities in Astronomy, Physics
Matt's RunMatt's Run
Registration has started for Matt’s Run, a fall campus tradition. The 5K run/walk provides a healthy outlet for community members to rally together, support student scholarships and share their Bronco pride. The one-of-a-kind course takes you past historic buildings, farm animals, citrus groves and Arabian horses. Runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels are welcome. For more information, to register, volunteer or make a donation, visit www.mattsrun.org.

President Michael Ortiz and his wife, BettySave the Date: President Michael Ortiz Farewell Reception
on Dec. 1

Bid farewell to President Michael Ortiz and his wife, Betty, on Dec. 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Kellogg West and thank them for everything they have accomplished during their 11-year tenure. The event will feature a retrospective video, live entertainment and photo opportunities.

Alumni Benefit
Liberty Mutual offers special savings to Cal Poly Pomona alumni on auto and home insurance.1 Click for a free quote.

1Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. Certain discounts apply to specific coverages only. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify. Please consult a Liberty Mutual sales representative for additional information.

Become an Alumni Mentor Today!
The e-mentoring program allows students to receive practical career advice. Students can search for mentors by major, occupation or special interest.

Alumni Email Account For Life Now Available
You've asked, we've listened! You now have access to a free Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Email Account for Life hosted by Microsoft.


September 12 - Evening at the Ball Park
The CBA Alumni Chapter invites all alumni, family and friends to a mixer at 5 p.m. at OC Sports Grill and the game later at Angel Stadium. Your ticket includes field box seats, access to the Trout Farm and a free Angels hat.

September 13 - Kayaking Excursion Kayak or paddle board starting at 10 a.m. at Sunset Beach with alumni, family and friends. Cost per person is $10 for two hours.

September 13 - October 4 - The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
The Southern California Shakespeare Festival presents William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” directed by guest director Josh Machamer. Shows are on Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

September 17 - Back to College Night
Renew old rivalries and forge new friendships at the 2014 Back to College Night in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the California State Society.

September 27 - Cal Poly Pomona Day at the Fair
Cal Poly Pomona students, faculty and staff get free admission and alumni can receive a discount. Join us at noon for the Cal Poly Pomona parade.

October 2 - Black Alumni & Friends Chapter Mixer
Come and network with fellow Broncos from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lazy Dog Café in West Covina. Light appetizers will be provided.

October 4 - CSU Denver Reception
Join us for evening drinks and desserts. Network and socialize with alumni from multiple CSU universities living in the Denver area.

October 8 - BRIC Grand Opening
Come and see the new student lounge at the Bronco Student Center and celebrate the grand opening of the Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex starting at
6 p.m.

Class Notes
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Cal Poly Pomona is an exceptional university. From its outstanding faculty and staff, and a well-prepared student body, to a large base of successful alumni, there is much we have to be thankful for. Beyond these assets that have helped us earn an international reputation for excellence and enterprise, this university is particularly thankful for a strong foundation of supporters that are so essential for building excellence. Click here to support Cal Poly Pomona.
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