PolyAlumni E-Newsletter - Cal Poly Pomona
January 2012
In This Issue

Beloved alumnus and campus administrator Ron Simons, also known as “Mr. Cal Poly Pomona,” will be honored in June with an honorary doctorate from the College of Agriculture. Over the next few weeks, there are many cultural and social events on campus and in Southern California. This issue of PolyAlumni spotlights four alumni couples who, in part, credit Cal Poly Pomona in their love stories.

Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Love Stories

Alumni Love StoriesWe asked alumni couples to send in their love stories, and we received some fantastic responses. They include chance encounters, memories of college life and one unbelievable reunion. People often say that going to college is a transformational experience. Based on these stories, we’re true believers of that refrain. We hope you enjoy reading these love stories as much as we have.


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In The News

Arabian Horse LibraryArabian Horse Library Opens to Public
"It is my hope that the property that kind Providence has brought me may be helpful to many others, and that I may be found a faithful steward." This quote by W.K. Kellogg graces the entrance hallway to the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library, which opened to the public Wednesday. The library provides a permanent home for the Arabian horse collection, which has been moved from place to place over the years with no dedicated space large enough to hold the entire collection.

Ron SimonsUniversity to Honor Ron Simons With Honorary Doctorate
Ron Simons, whose six-decade affiliation with the university as a student and administrator has rightfully earned him the nickname "Mr. Cal Poly," will soon have a new title. Dr. Ron Simons. Cal Poly Pomona will award him an honorary degree at commencement this spring in recognition of his contributions to the university.

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

College Roundup

Agriculture Students Help Kenyan School
Ag Students Focus on Leadership Skills

Gonzalez Signs Professional Contract with L.A. Blues
Baseball Begins 2012 Season Friday at Scolinos Field

Business Administration
Students Use Grant Money to Help Pomona Community

Collins College of Hospitality Management
Special 5-Course Dinner with Wine Pairings at RKR
Collins Hospitality Society Scholarship Classic at Hacienda Golf Club on March 26
Survey on Glass Ceiling in Hospitality Industry

Education & Integrative Studies
Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership Beginning Summer 2012

Aerospace Lab Named in Honor of Congresswoman

Extended University
Online Certificate Offered in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Online Career Development Courses
Enrollment Open for Construction Management Courses

Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
Music Performance Features LA Phil Concertmaster
Sociology Symposium on Social Justice on Feb. 9


5th Annual Southern California Tasting & Auction
Delight in an afternoon of enticing cuisines from popular restaurants in the region, award-winning wines and unique microbrews. Place your bids on exclusive live and silent auction packages and enjoy live jazz on Sunday, May 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the rose garden. Proceeds support scholarships and academic enrichment opportunities.

Annual Membership Special – Buy a Year, Get One Free
It’s a great time to be a Bronco! Join the Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association today and start enjoying all of the great benefits of being a member. One way the university is nationally ranked is by the percentage of active members in the Alumni Association. Offer ends February 29th.

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.

What Are You Paying for Your Insurance?
Your alumni benefits include a special discounted rate on auto insurance and home insurance from Liberty Mutual. We're proud to provide our members with a great benefit from a Fortune 100 company that protects millions of people in the country. (Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify.)

Stay in Touch
Have you moved, changed careers, updated your email address? Stay informed on what your alma mater is accomplishing. Keep us posted on all of your information changes through the Alumni Connection website. Updating is a cinch.

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


Feb. 7-9 - Artistic Collaboration in the 21st Century
Explore the full spectrum of music-making, performance and production. All events are free and open to the public.

Feb. 16 - Hospitality Career Expo & Bagel Mixer
Meet with hospitality companies in The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch. Dean Andy Feinstein and Collins Hospitality Society will host 4th annual Alumni Bagel Mixer from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Feb. 17 - Dinner and Social
Dine in Spain with alumni at Café Hidalgo in Fullerton.

February 22 - Society of Law, Contracts & Procurement Celebration
SLCP alumni are invited share their career path and professional development at an alumni celebration in the Bronco Student Center.

March 1 - Sneak Peek of New Buildings for CBA
An exclusive tour at 6 p.m. of the new College of Business Administration buildings. RSVP: (909) 869-2963 or cpalumni@csupomona.edu

March 2 - Wine, Cheese & 'Dracula'
Enjoy wine and cheese before watching the theatre department's production of "Dracula." $10 for alumni members and $15 for non-members. Parking is free.

March 3 - Horseback Riding
Ride up to the Hollywood sign and near the Griffith Observatory with the Latino Professional Alumni Chapter and the CBA Alumni Chapter. RSVP: (909) 869-2963 or cpalumni@csupomona.edu

March 3 - Taste of the Farm Store
Sample food and locally grown produce, watch cooking demonstrations and browse through the farmers market. Free admission.

March 3 - Alumni Discounts to Hospitality Uncorked
An evening of celebration as the vibrant hospitality industry honors Sam Nazarian, founder, chairman and CEO of sbe Entertainment Group with the Robert Mondavi Wine and Food Award.

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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