Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture

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Agribusiness and Food Industry Management/Agricultural Science


Ron Simons receives an honorary doctorate

Ron Simons receives an honorary doctorate

University 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. Simons is a 1964 Agriculture Business Management graduate.


Alumnus delivers record-setting gift for baseball facility

Alumnus delivers record-setting gift for baseball facility

Alumnus Delivers Record-Setting Gift for Baseball Facility

Agriculture alumnus and former baseball student-athleteDanny Andrews has pledged a record-setting $400,000 to the baseball stadium project. "Danny's dedicated service to the university and generous gift to launch the new baseball stadium project is truly inspirational," Director of Athletics Brian Swanson says.


Animal & Veterinary Science


Edwin Arriola

Alum Discovers Unique Opportunities Traveling the World

Edwin Arriola’s journey toward becoming a veterinarian may have started at Cal Poly Pomona, but it took many unexpected turns that carried him to distant lands.

The Guatemalan native’s trek has taken him from Southern California to the Caribbean, and Scotland to New Zealand, where he currently works as a veterinarian for a government ministry.

“The journey was very exciting. It was unique,” Arriola says. “I think it goes without saying that not many people have had the experience that I did.”


Marie Nagano

Livestock Tech Trains to Become Dog Judge

Marie Nagano loves animals and get can’t enough of them.

As a livestock technician at Cal Poly Pomona, Nagano works with horses at the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center.

But in her spare time, the alumna (’79, animal science, pre-vet option) is in the process of becoming a judge for Australian shepherd dog competitions. It’s an arduous journey that has taken years, investing her own money, and traveling to foreign countries.


Lyle McNeal

How Love Inspired Success at Cal Poly Pomona

Lyle McNeal has distinguished himself as an animal science professor for more than 45 years, including the last 37 at Utah State University.

But it is Cal Poly Pomona that McNeal calls his alma mater and that lingers fondly in his memories.

“I’m very proud to be an alumnus of Cal Poly Pomona,” he says. “I have a deep love and passion about Cal Poly Pomona.”


Apparel Merchandising & Management


Teresa Becker

Teresa Becker is named 2015 Distinguished Alumna for the College of Agriculture

Teresa Becker discovered the value of a learn-by-doing education when she was just 8.

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Human Nutrition & Food Science


Tony & Sue Godfrey

Sue Godfrey and husband named 2016 Distinguished Alumni for the College of Agriculture

The couple, who met at Cal Poly Pomona, own a greenhouse business in Fallbrook.


Plant Science

David Lannom

In Memoriam: David Lannom

David Lannom, the 1996 Distinguished Alumnus from the College of Agriculture and a former longtime nursery employee, died on May 12, 2016.


Tony & Sue Godfrey

Tony Godfrey & Wife Named 2016 Distinguished Alumni for the College of Agriculture

The couple, who met at Cal Poly Pomona, own a greenhouse business in Fallbrook.


Sonia Rios

Ag Alumna Follows in Father's Footsteps

When Sonia Rios was a child, she spent a lot of time on a citrus grove managed by her father.

The memory is a fond one for Rios, and it’s one that inevitably inspired her to pursue her career.

“It’s kind of funny that I ended up following in my dad’s footsteps” Rios says. “Most kids don’t want to be anything like their parents. I ended up just like mine.”