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Cal Poly Pomona’s University Advancement Division Earns Award

May 22, 2015

Cal Poly Pomona’s University Advancement Division Earns Award The University Advancement Division at Cal Poly Pomona has received a 2015 CASE Educational Fundraising Award, an honor given to superior fundraising programs at academic institutions across the country. University Advancement earned an Overall Performance Award, which was judged on analyses of three years of fundraising data. The award was announced May 22 by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). “This honor clearly underscores the dedication and commitment of the...


Ronald W. Gregoire Hall to Be Unveiled at Business College Ceremony

Apr 08, 2015

Ronald W. Gregoire Hall to Be Unveiled at Business College Ceremony The structure known as Building 163 at the College of Business Administration will be christened Ronald W. Gregoire Hall at a dedication ceremony Thursday, April 16 and become the first donor-named building at Cal Poly Pomona. Gregoire, a 1971 accounting alumnus, will make an address at the 3 p.m. unveiling ceremony. University President Soraya M. Coley and Richard Lapidus, dean of the College of Business Administration, also will speak about the impact of Gregoire’s gifts to the campus. To...


“Friday Night Live” to Benefit Steinway Initiative

Jan 23, 2015

“Friday Night Live” to Benefit Steinway Initiative The Cal Poly Pomona music department is reviving a past event to raise money for its future. The “Friday Night Live” Faculty & Staff Jamboree on Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall is a light-hearted take on late night talk shows, and features performances from music faculty and staff. Proceeds from the night will go towards the All-Steinway School Initiative. The ensemble cast will be led by Kim Guenette as host Kimmy Fallon; Dave Cahueque as master of ceremony Dave McMahon; and...


Beam Signing Marks Progress at Collins College Expansion Project

Jan 22, 2015

Beam Signing Marks Progress at Collins College Expansion Project With the help of a forklift to hoist and secure a white metal beam in place, almost 100 supporters and donors of The Collins College of Hospitality Management celebrated the construction of its expansion project. The beam signing on Jan. 16 signaled significant progress in construction of the 12,100 square-foot building, which is expected to be completed by late 2015. Collins College Dean Lea Dopson said beam signings originated with the Scandinavians and are still practiced by steel workers...


Master Classes, All-Steinway Benefit, Shpachenko Top Concert Schedule

Jan 12, 2015

Master Classes, All-Steinway Benefit, Shpachenko Top Concert Schedule The music department will host a variety of events this quarter, including master classes, an All-Steinway benefit, chamber concerts and more. The first event of the season will be a master class taught by Jeffery de Seriere titled “The Saxophone Quartet as an Ensemble and as a Unit Within a Wind Ensemble” on Monday, Jan. 26. On Friday, Jan. 30, the Faculty/Staff Jamboree presents “Friday Night Live,” an All-Steinway Initiative Benefit Concert. The All-Steinway Initiative is a campaign that...


Geology Collection from Alumnus Contains Hidden Gems for CPP

Dec 18, 2014

Geology Collection from Alumnus Contains Hidden Gems for CPP For decades, Cal Poly Pomona accounting alumnus Roark Moudy scoured the world for precious stones, gems and minerals. He built an impressive collection that included emeralds in their natural form, uncut diamonds, gold nuggets, enormous quartz crystals, and even a petrified pine cone. Moudy has now donated a large number of specimens, around 300 in all, to Cal Poly Pomona’s Department of Geological Sciences, which will soon put a selection of them on display for the entire campus to see. But...


Director of Major Gifts Receives Executive Fundraising Designation

Dec 16, 2014

Director of Major Gifts Receives Executive Fundraising Designation The director of major gifts for The Collins College of Hospitality Management has earned a professional fundraising credential. Gina Johnson is now a Certified Fund Raising Executive, a designation awarded by CFRE International. CFRE International is an independent organization that certifies fundraising executives by establishing standards for philanthropic practice. Individuals who earn CFRE status have met a series of criteria, including tenure in the profession, demonstrated fundraising...


Faculty and Staff Campaign Aims to Benefit Students

Nov 24, 2014

Faculty and Staff Campaign Aims to Benefit Students Fresh off the record-setting Campaign for Cal Poly Pomona, a new faculty and staff drive strives to capitalize on the fundraising momentum and enhance educational opportunities for students. Last year, the inaugural Faculty and Staff Campaign sought out faculty, emeriti, and retired and current staff members, and raised more than $700,000. This year’s campaign started Monday, Nov. 24, and seeks 100 percent participation from faculty and staff after yielding 28 percent involvement in the...


Alumnus Issues Challenge after Building Is Named in His Honor

Nov 17, 2014

Alumnus Issues Challenge after Building Is Named in His Honor On the heels of having a building in the College of Business Administration named in his honor, a 1971 accounting alumnus has issued a challenge for Cal Poly Pomona alumni, supporters and friends to retire construction costs and fund an endowment for the three-structure complex. The California State University Board of Trustees formally approved the naming of Building 163 as Ronald W. Gregoire Hall during its meeting on Nov. 12. It is the first donor-named academic structure on campus. “Cal...


Campus Celebrates the Arrival of New Steinway Pianos

Nov 13, 2014

Campus Celebrates the Arrival of New Steinway Pianos Students, faculty and staff celebrated Thursday the arrival on campus of 21 brand-new Steinway & Sons pianos, the culmination of a fundraising campaign that has drawn the broad support across the campus and from alumni and local community leaders. The All-Steinway Initiative is a campaign that seeks to equip Cal Poly Pomona exclusively with Steinway pianos, which are considered the gold standard in the music industry. “Becoming an All-Steinway School will allow our students to learn and...


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