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

Show your pride. Share your stories. Spread the word. The new We Are Cal Poly Pomona website trumpets the achievements of an entire campus community through personal stories and videos. The website’s impact map allows alumni to demonstrate how they are making a difference in the United States and around the world.

For alumni in Los Angeles and Denver, mixers help Broncos reach out to graduates from Cal Poly Pomona and other CSU schools. Several career fairs help alumni connect with prospective employers. Events on campus help raise scholarship funds and mark the fall season.

This issue of PolyAlumni spotlights Johndaniel Morales, ’14, international business and marketing, whose commitment and involvement with a multitude of clubs at Cal Poly Pomona helped open the door to his dream job.

Alumni Spotlight

Johndaniel MoralesJohndaniel Morales
'14, international business and marketing

He’s been ASI attorney general … involved in 18 business clubs … chair of an entrepreneurship group … a commencement volunteer … a double major while holding two jobs.


Johndaniel Morales calls himself an addict to being involved, and that effort has paid off.


After receiving his degree in June, he is taking the first steps toward his new life, with a job as a marketing brand analyst for Safeway Corp. in Pleasanton, Calif.


Continue reading about the Johndaniel Morales...

In The News
Dr. Soraya M. Coley

Coley Appointed as Cal Poly Pomona’s Next President

The California State University Board of Trustees named Soraya M. Coley, Ph.D., as the next president of Cal Poly Pomona. Coley currently serves as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at California State University, Bakersfield.

President Michael Ortiz

Ortiz Looks Back to the Future at Convocation

In the last convocation speech of his tenure at Cal Poly Pomona, President Michael Ortiz charted a nostalgic, yet forward-looking path, reflecting on his administration while at the same time addressing big changes to come for the university.

A little boy l is carrying a pumpkin during the Pumpkin Festival

Harvest Time Nears for 22nd Annual Pumpkin Festival

A Cal Poly Pomona tradition returns in October with the 22nd annual Pumpkin Festival at the Farm Store. About 65,000 people are expected to visit the Farm Store during the festival, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 19.

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

Field Day at Fair Yields Bounty for High School Students
Sierra Club Ranking Raises Cool Factor for Campus

Broncos Announce New Visual Identity
Defending West Champs Start Season Nov. 14

Business Administration
College of Business Administration Receives $5.3-Million Bequest from Alumnus
Six Professors Join CBA

Collins College of Hospitality Management
Faculty Research Spotlight
Collins College Expansion Begins

Education & Integrative Studies
Positive School Culture: Foundations for Common Core Success

Scholarship Program Targets Minority, Female Engineering Students
First-Generation Engineering Students Get a Helping Hand
Helping Teachers Inspire the Next Generation of Engineers

Environmental Design
Ink & Clay Celebrates 40th Exhibition
Cabin Designed by Students Gets L.A. County Fair Display
Serving Up Transformation of Restaurants

Extended University
New Course on Tap for Micro-Brewery Culture and Handcraft Beers
Courses Offer Training for Careers in Growing Allied Healthcare Field
Certificate Classes Offered in Geographic Information Systems

Letters, Arts and Social Sciences
Shakespeare Festival to Hail “Julius Caesar” on 10th Anniversary

"We Are Cal Poly Pomona" websiteWe Are Cal Poly Pomona - Share Your Impact
The We Are Cal Poly Pomona website celebrates the accomplishments of our entire campus community through feature stories and videos. Through the website’s impact map, alumni also can demonstrate how they are making a difference in the United States and around the world. Send in your impact (also called Class Note) and mark it on the map.

Men's basketball gameBroncos-Arizona Basketball Game Tickets Available

Four years ago, the Cal Poly Pomona men's basketball program traveled to play Duke in historic Cameron Indoor Stadium. This season, the Broncos will visit Tucson, Ariz., for a Nov. 9 exhibition battle against the Arizona Wildcats. Hoops fans can order tickets for the game at broncoathletics.com/arizona.

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.


October 1-November 24 - Kellogg Local Artists-in-Residence
Learn art journaling or needlepoint at community art classes at Kellogg House Pomona. Registration for each class is $25.

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 Alumni Reception in Denver
Join fellow alumni for an evening of drinks and desserts. Network and socialize with alumni from multiple CSU universities living in the Denver area.

October 8 - BRIC Grand Opening
Celebrate the grand opening of the Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex starting at 6 p.m.

October 16 - Networking Over Breakfast
Cal Poly Pomona seniors and alumni can meet and network with prospective employers over breakfast and also get one-on-one time with employers from 8:30 to 10 a.m. RSVP is required.

October 16 - Fall Career Fair
Meet with a variety of employers and learn about career opportunities with organizations from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

October 17 - Engineering/High-Tech Career Fair
Engineering alumni have the opportunity to speak to more than 90 employers. The fair will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the University Quad.

October 18 - Matt’s Run
The 5K run/walk supports student scholarships. The one-of-a-kind course takes participants past historic buildings, farm animals, citrus groves and Arabian horses.

October 18-19 - Pumpkin Festival and Insect Fair
Choose from thousands of pumpkins at the annual Pumpkin Festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eat and play games at the College of Agriculture student club booths or head over to the Insect Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

November 3 - CSU Mega Mixer
Multiple CSU campuses from throughout the state join forces to offer an evening of networking with fellow CSU alumni at Madera Kitchen in Hollywood. Registration is required.

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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