A Brief Review of the University's Remarkable Achievements During the 2012-13 Academic Year
The College of Business Administration complex opened its doors to students, faculty and staff in fall quarter 2012. The college moved into three new buildings that boast high-tech classrooms, centralized administrative offices and new dining and study areas. The complex is also home to the largest lecture hall on campus. More than 600 people from the university community attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony in September. From sponsoring hallway benches to classrooms, donations from CBA alumni helped make the complex possible.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Princeton Review recognized Cal Poly Pomona in its annual “Guide to 322 Green Colleges.” “We are appreciative to the Princeton Review for recognizing our sustainability efforts,” says Walter Marquez, associate vice president of Facilities Planning & Management. “The entire campus remains active in meeting the Climate Commitment goals, and this acknowledgement serves as a reminder to keep up the good work.”
The Formula SAE team finished strong at the international competition in Lincoln, Neb. Stellar performances in nearly all categories allowed the team to place seventh overall and finish ahead of all other California teams, including Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Jose State and UC Berkeley.
Representing the Republic of Panama, the Model United Nations team received the Distinguished Delegation award at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York. This marked the 16th consecutive year that the team has received recognition for its performance at the conference.
The W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery hosted an exhibition sponsored by the Getty Foundation that showcased the finest examples of modern architecture in Southern California homes. The Getty Foundation contributed $300,000 in two grants to underwrite the research and exhibition, a substantial amount among the grants allocated from the foundation.
Once again, Cal Poly Pomona has been ranked by U.S. News& World Report as among the top public universities in the West. The university tied for eighth among non-doctorate-granting institutions, and it drew high marks for the College of Engineering.
Student veterans now have a place on campus to call their own. The new Veterans Resource Center, located on the second floor of the CLA Building inside the Registrar’s Office, serves as a first point of contact and provides face-to-face guidance. The center provides a much-needed physical space for the student veteran community, which numbered 376 last fall and continues to grow.
The university’s Ronald E. McNair Post baccalaureate
Achievement Program received a $1.15 million grant renewal.
The five-year grant, furnished by the Department of Education,
supports the program’s goal of increasing the number of students from underrepresented and low-income groups who pursue graduate degrees.
The National Science Foundation has awarded nearly $600,000 to support a program for promising, economically disadvantaged students. The funding, spanning five years, will allow Science Educational Enhancement Services to continue supporting students and increasing graduation rates in the College of Science.
History Professor Amanda Podany was one of 12 recipients in California to receive a research award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Podany used her grant to study clay tablets for insights into how the ancient kings of the Middle East interacted with their subjects.
Horsehill Vineyards produced its first sparkling wine, Rossana,
named after W.K. Kellogg’s stunning foundation Arabian mare. The
wine is a collaboration between the Collins College, the College of
Agriculture and South Coast Winery. It is available for purchase at
the Farm Store at Kellogg Ranch.
Cal Poly Pomona has again been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognition of its community service and civic engagement efforts. “Communities are strengthened when we all come together, and we are encouraged that these institutions and their students have made service a priority,” Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in announcing the honor roll. “Civic engagement should be a key component of every student’s education experience. Through reaching out to meet the needs of their neighbors, these students are deepening their impact, strengthening our democracy and ultimately preparing themselves to be successful citizens.”