PolyAlumni E-Newsletter - Cal Poly Pomona
May/June 2014
In This Issue

Celebrate the universityís 75th anniversary at the Fireworks Finale on June 6. Festivities include fireworks, live music, birthday cake, outdoor games and a pool party.

This issue of PolyAlumni spotlights nine alumni who received the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor given by the Alumni Association. This year, an Outstanding Teaching Award was presented to Collins College Professor Dr. Margie Ferree Jones.

Alumni Spotlight

2014 Distinguished Alumni

2014 Distinguished Alumni recipientsCal Poly Pomona honored nine outstanding graduates with the Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor given by the Alumni Association. The awards program recognizes alumni who demonstrate extraordinary professional achievement, community involvement and service to the university. The first Outstanding Teaching Award was presented to Professor Margie Jones.


Continue reading about the 2014 Distinguished Alumni...

In The News
Chancellor Tim White speaks during the open forum for the presidential search committee

Search for New Cal Poly Pomona President Begins

The search for the next president of Cal Poly Pomona began May 12 with an open forum and meeting of the presidential search trustees committee and advisory committee.


Ron Gregoire

Entrepreneur, Benefactor Ron Gregoire to Receive Honorary Doctorate

For almost as long as he can remember, Ron Gregoire has had an affinity for numbers. He parlayed his ability into an accounting degree, a generous internship, a job offer, a CPA license, a highly successful career in the automotive world and a rewarding retirement.


Eddy Hartenstein

Communications Pioneer Eddy Hartenstein to Receive Honorary Doctorate

He is a member of four halls of fame. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has awarded him a lifetime achievement award. His name is etched on an Emmy.

CLA Building

Building Cal Poly Pomona's Future

Over the next few years, Cal Poly Pomonaís landscape will evolve considerably with new classrooms, student housing and administrative offices, as well as more parking options.

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

Ag Students Recognized for Urban Farming Work
Valdes, Baker, Hostetler to Receive Provostís Awards
Student-Created Poly Pasta Wins Food Technology Contest

Register to Play in the 35th Annual Bronco Golf Classic
Support the Scolinos Baseball Stadium Campaign
Armendariz is the Westís Top Player; Eusebio, Magno Honored

Business Administration
In Pursuit of Cyber Warriors
Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship
Buy, Sell or Hold? Finance Students Win Investment Competition

Collins College of Hospitality Management
Outreach Event Draws 470 High School Students
Collins Expansion Plans Taking Shape
Masterís Program Ranked in Top 10

Education & Integrative Studies
Stephen Bryant to Retire after 14 years in Liberal Studies
The Robots Return to Fairplex!
UCLA to House Design Based Learning Archives

Q&A with Alumnus, Honorary Doctorate Recipient Eddy Hartenstein
GRID Team Helps Families Go Solar
Myth-Busters: Engineering Isnít Just for Men
In Memoriam: Donald G. Wells

Environmental Design
Civic Engagement Honored
Professor Elected President of ACADIA
Architecture Student Tied for Top Honors at ECO Innovators Showcase

Letters, Arts and Social Sciences
MIDI Ensemble Combines Music and Technology
"What the Butler Saw"

New Garden Takes Campus Back to the Mesozoic Age
Biology Students Represent CPP at Pomona Learning Expo
Professor Helps Sleeping Sickness Research, Published in Science
In Memoriam: Martin Stoner
New Alumni websiteNew Alumni Website
There’s a new look for the Alumni website. The new design, large photos and streamlined format show off the best of the alumni community. Check out the various alumni chapter pages, a section highlighting outstanding alumni, and a new events page.
75 Years75th Anniversary Lifetime Membership Special
Become a lifetime member of the Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association for half-off, pay in full and receive a free chrome Cal Poly Pomona Alumni license plate holder. 

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 totally free Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Email Account for Life hosted by Microsoft.


May 27 - String Ensemble
Premiere performances of the Cal Poly Pomona Studio Orchestra, directed by Janine Riveire. The concert is at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.

May 31 - ENV Design Alumni & Friends Celebration
Celebrate the closing of another year of accomplishments. ENV alumni and friends are invited to a reception at Huntington Library at 6 p.m. Admission is free and registration is required. Email dswinfield@csupomona.edu.

June 1 - Pan-African Alumni & Student Pre-Graduation Celebration
The African American Student Center and the 2014 Pan-African Graduating Class invite you to the Pan-African Graduation Celebration & Meet and Greet. The event is at 2 p.m. in the BSC.

June 3 - Kellogg Soul Music Ensemble
Music students will perform soul and R&B music. Tickets are $10.

75 Years logoJune 6 - Fireworks Finale for the 75th Anniversary
Enjoy fireworks, live music, a pool party, outdoor games, birthday cake and more at the 75th Anniversary Finale event. The festivities are from 4 p.m. to midnight, with fireworks at 9. Admission is free.

June 13-15 - Commencement
The Class of 2014 takes the stage on June 13-15. Live video of the ceremonies will stream online.

Class Notes
What have you been doing lately? Keep us posted by submitting your class notes, which are also posted online. Take a moment and let your classmates learn about you by sharing your class notes now!
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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