Engineering Distinguished Alumni

Alumni Awards

The Distinguished Alumni Awards are given jointly by the University and the Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association to recognize and honor alumni for their professional achievements, community service and loyalty and support to Cal Poly Pomona. These individuals have attained success, professionally, academically and in their personal involvement within their communities and with the university. Awards began in 1961 with a single university award each year. Subsequently an award was made for each college. The Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association and College of Engineering take pride in recognizing distinguished engineering alumni of the past and present.


University Distinguished Alumni

1973/74:  Jack H. Kulp - Mechanical Engineering - '63
1977:  Keith E. Lindsey - Mechanical Engineering - '68
1978:  Rose Mary Thompson - Electrical Engineering - '65

Engineering Distinguished Alumni

1978: Roger C. Tracy
Engineering Technology - '73
1990:  Jerry K. Lockard
Electrical Engineering - '63
2004:  Eddy W. Hartenstein
Aerospace Engineering - '71
Mathematics - '72
1979:  Robert W. Brodersen
Electrical Engineering - '66
1991:  Richard H. Cockrum
Electrical Engineering - '73, '75
2005:  Mark A. Stevens
Mechanical Engineering - '75
1980:  David A. Lopez
Industrial Engineering - '68
1993:  Roger L. Ramey
Mechanical Engineering - '71
2006:  Larry Gates
Civil Engineering - '87
1981:  L. David Hawley
Civil Engineering - '65
1994:  Ziad Alhassen
Mechanical Engineering - '72
2007:  Michael T. Huggins
Aerospace Engineering - '85
1982:  Wesley A. Menard
Aerospace Engineering - '61
1995:  William W. Watson
Mechanical Engineering - '66
2008: Rebecca R. Rhoads
Electrical Engineering -
'80, '86
1983:  David A. Tedder
Chemical Engineering - '70
1996:  Lloyd H. Smith
Aerospace Engineering - '64
2009: James Chew
Mechanical Engineering '84
1984:  Joe E. Alcala
Mechanical Engineering - '61
1997:  Stephen R. Cavanaugh
Aerospace Engineering - '68
2010: Peter S. Silva
Civil Engineering '77
1985:  Richard W. Page
Electrical Engineering - '74
1998:  Thomas E. Vos
Electrical Engineering - '64
2011: Lynne Lachenmyer
Chemical Engineering '80
1986:  Dean A. Irving
Engineering Technology - '79
1999:  Randall L. Peeters
Aerospace Engineering - '67
2012: Bob Kallenbaugh
Civil Engineering '74
1987:  Mark S. Anderson
Civil Engineering - '74
2001:  Gerald Salontai
Civil Engineering - '77
2013: Martin J. Colombatto
Engineering Technology - '82
1988:  Darcel L. Hulse
Mechanical Engineering - '70
2002:  Richard A. Croxall
Mechanical Engineering - '63
2014: Enrique C. Zaldivar
Civil Engineering - '85
1989:  John R. Watson
Electrical Engineering - '70
2003:  James Eggers
Mechanical Engineering - '65