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$1.67 Million Gift Fuels Cal Poly Pomona Students’ Mission to be First to Launch Rocket into Space

May 30, 2017

$1.67 Million Gift Fuels Cal Poly Pomona Students’ Mission to be First to Launch Rocket into Space Cal Poly Pomona’s mission to be the first university to send a rocket into space recently got a huge boost, thanks to a $1.67 million gift from the National College Resources Foundation (NCRF). A portion of the funding will support the launching a liquid-fueled rocket 45,000 feet to win the top prize at an upcoming national competition.  The university hopes to improve on that achievement after the competition by officially launching a rocket into space, which is 330,000 feet or 62 miles...


Alumnus Gives University Library Its Due With $1 Million Bequest

May 04, 2017

Alumnus Gives University Library Its Due With $1 Million Bequest Michael Oppenheim spent so much time in the University Library as a Cal Poly Pomona student, he thought of it as a second home. Although the son of librarians had the equivalent of a small reference library while growing up in the family’s Pomona home, Oppenheim (’76, English) fondly recalls his time perusing the stacks for pleasure and doing research for his course assignments. “My experience at the Cal Poly Pomona library expanded my horizons and consciousness immensely — even without the...


Cal Poly Pomona Alumnus Pledges Transformative Gift to Rename Founding College

Sep 20, 2016

Cal Poly Pomona Alumnus Pledges Transformative Gift to Rename Founding College Cal Poly Pomona will name its College of Agriculture after 1960 alumnus Don B. Huntley, who has pledged a transformative gift. The gift will provide funds for academic innovations, scientific research and student scholarships. The college is the founding college at Cal Poly Pomona and the only college of agriculture in Southern California. “We are honored to receive this tremendous gift from our longtime friend and alumnus Don Huntley. I applaud and admire his unwavering commitment and...


Air Force, Congresswoman Secure $1.5 Million for Upgrades at Labs

Aug 30, 2016

Air Force, Congresswoman Secure $1.5 Million for Upgrades at Labs Two of Cal Poly Pomona’s engineering labs will be getting $1.5 million in upgrades thanks to a partnership made possible by the Air Force Research Laboratory and Congresswoman Grace Napolitano. The grant, which will be used to purchase new equipment, comes from the Air Force Research Laboratory’s STEM program. The program aims to cultivate the next generation of scientists and engineers. The lab improvements include specialized mapping equipment, and are expected to benefit hundreds of...


Professor Creates Scholarship Named After Arabian Horse

May 04, 2016

Professor Creates Scholarship Named After Arabian Horse A Cal Poly Pomona professor has established a scholarship for students interested in studying the bond between humans and equines. Aptly, it is named after one of the university’s Arabian horses Aubrey Fine, a clinical psychologist and education professor, said the CP Metropolitan Amber Equine-Human Animal Bond Scholarship is open to any student who is interested in relationship between humans and horses. “I hope it will help students study this, but also recognize the contribution horses...


Still Awarded Major Grant for Lettuce Research

Apr 13, 2016

Still Awarded Major Grant for Lettuce Research A plant science professor has received a $400,000 state grant to study how to make lettuce more efficient to grow. Professor David Still said the $416,343 California Department of Food and Agriculture grant will help him identify the genes in lettuce that govern nitrogen and water use. Water has become scarcer with the current drought, and the nitrogen in fertilizers produce greenhouse gas and can cause groundwater pollution, he says. “The lettuce industry has never had to face these issues,...


Campus Campaign Draws Additional Gifts for Student Learning Opportunities

Mar 07, 2016

Campus Campaign Draws Additional Gifts for Student Learning Opportunities The spirit of giving remains strong at Cal Poly Pomona with the fourth annual Campus Campaign raising over $140,000 for colleges, departments, programs and student scholarships. The campaign has totaled 1,733 gifts and raised $141,429 thus far from the campus community, including current and former faculty and staff and emeriti. Last year’s effort at this juncture yielded 1,498 gifts that tallied nearly $140,930. The increase in gifts does not come as a surprise to Kayhan Ahmadi, director of...


AGRIscapes, College of Agriculture Get Record Gift

Feb 16, 2016

AGRIscapes, College of Agriculture Get Record Gift The College of Agriculture has received an $800,000 donation to expand educational outreach programs at AGRIscapes and create an endowment to support plant science and agribusiness students. Businessman Jim Hicks, a longtime supporter of the College of Agriculture, along with his wife Neta, made the donation.  It’s the largest single gift ever given to the college. “We’re grateful for the Hicks’ passion for agricultural education and their generosity for supporting our programs,” says Mary...


Gifts Bring Light to Scolinos Field for 2016

Dec 10, 2015

Gifts Bring Light to Scolinos Field for 2016 With lights having been installed over the past month and a new scoreboard on the way, the Scolinos Field project is now in full swing. Initiated with a gift of $500,000 from alumnus Danny Andrews, the facility’s new upgrades will be on full display on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Cal Poly Pomona baseball program’s Alumni Night and lights ceremony. The program will also host its Alumni Golf Tournament on Jan. 29. The Broncos will play their first official night game on Thursday, Feb....


Matt’s Run Award for Most Spirit Bestowed Upon Kellogg Honors College

Nov 09, 2015

Matt’s Run Award for Most Spirit Bestowed Upon Kellogg Honors College The Kellogg Honors College has won the award honoring the most spirited group participating in the university’s 2015 Matt’s Run 5K. The Myers Cup is given to the group or club with the most spirit, highest percentage of participating members and dollars raised. The Honors College brought 45 runners, provided 35 volunteers and raised $980. Matts Run, which has become an annual fall tradition, raises money for student scholarships. A total of 11 teams participated in this year’s run, marking...