PolyAlumni E-Newsletter - Cal Poly Pomona
In This Issue

It’s that time of the year again. The Pumpkin Festival returns to Cal Poly Pomona at the university’s AGRIscapes center next weekend (October 7 & 8).  Bring the family for pumpkin picking, farm animal petting, horse riding and more.


Your opinion counts! To better serve the needs and interests of our alumni, the Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association will be conducting an alumni attitude study. Surveys will be sent via email during the month of October, and results will be shared in spring of 2018.


Bronco Digital Magazine is coming soon. The brand new online publication will bring you thought provoking stories about the individuals shaping Cal Poly Pomona. Look out for Bronco in your email next week.


This month’s alumni spotlight is on architecture alumna Wendy Rogers, who went from intern to CEO at a top Irvine architecture firm.

Alumni Spotlight

Wendy Rogers, ’86, architecture

Wendy RogersWendy Rogers (’86, architecture) is the new chief executive at LPA Inc., an Irvine architecture and design firm that builds sustainable corporate, educational and municipal projects.


The company employs 395 people in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and engineering at six locations in California and Texas.


Continue reading about the Wendy Rogers...

In The News
President Soraya M. Coley

President Coley Urges University to “Dream Big” at 2017 Fall Conference

In her third Convocation speech to faculty and staff, President Soraya M. Coley returned to the stage to share the progress made during her tenure and outline plans for new initiatives and projects.

Students face each other in a classroom during first day of classes

Cal Poly Pomona Welcomes Diverse Class of New Students

The university welcomed 7,385 new students from 32 states. About half of the incoming students are are the first in their families to embark on a university degree program.

Five Cal Poly Pomona students walking together

University Named to U.S. News 2018 Best Colleges List

Cal Poly Pomona has made another strong showing on the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2018” list, ranking among the top colleges and universities in the Western United States.

Cordelia Ontiveros and Monica Palomo

AVP and Engineering Faculty Member Receive Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award

Cordelia Ontiveros, interim associate vice president for Faculty Affairs and Monica Palomo, associate professor for civil engineering, received the 2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the largest and longest-running diversity magazine and website in higher education.

To keep up with Cal Poly Pomona news and events, visit PolyCentric.
College Roundup

Former Cal Poly Pomona Baseball Player Headed to the Majors

Business Administration
CIS Student Performs for Penn and Teller
Marketing Prof Talks Politics and Morality on Popular Podcast
IMAX Names Alumna CMO
CIS Program Highlighted in the Fontana Herald

College of the Extended University
Now Is the Time to Build Your Skill Set!
10% off the Enrollment Fee for Any Program Development Course When You Join the Alumni Association

Education & Integrative Studies
DBL Program at CEIS Celebrates its 22nd Anniversary with Exhibit

Brothers Win Best Technical Paper at Engineering Global Conference
Engineering Professor Secures $30,000 Grant for Outreach Program

Environmental Design
Ink & Clay 43 Art Exhibition Gets Bigger and More Personal
Alumnus Phillip Kauffman Hasn’t Had What You’d Call a Linear Career Trajectory
A Search for Living Architecture: Student Work on Display at the Palm Springs Art Museum

Huntley College of Agriculture
Tickets on Sale for Pumpkin Festival
Food Safety Grant to Aid Urban Farmers
Kids from Pomona Library Visit Horse Center

Students Serve as Tour Guides to the Sky During the Great American Eclipse

class ringsClass Ring Promotion
Take your college memories wherever you go, with your official Cal Poly Pomona ring. A special holiday offer, save $100 when you purchase an official Cal Poly Pomona Ring on Jostens.com/college  and enter code - CPPALUM.

Alumni Benefit
Liberty Mutual offers special savings to Cal Poly Pomona alumni on auto and home insurance.1 Click for a free quote.

1Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. Certain discounts apply to specific coverages only. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify. Please consult a Liberty Mutual sales representative for additional information.


October 7 & 8 Pumpkin Festival
The Pumpkin Festival returns to Cal Poly Pomona at the university’s AGRIscapes center, celebrating California agriculture.

October 10 Young Alumni Mixer
Enjoy an evening with fellow young alumni at Packing House Wines. The Claremont wine shop and café is a regionally recognized source for boutique wines in one of the most historic buildings in the Inland Empire.

October 26 Fall Career Fair Breakfast
Alumni, students and employers are invited to network over breakfast in an intimate environment.

October 26 Fall Career Fair
Alumni will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from a variety of companies and organizations to ask questions, obtain information and submit resumes.

October 27 Engineering/High-Tech Career Fair
Alumni can meet with representatives from over 150 employers in the engineering and high-tech industries to submit resumes, and obtain information about employment.

November 3 Cal Poly Pomona Night at Honda Center
Tickets are still available for Cal Poly Pomona Night at the Honda Center. Watch the Anaheim Ducks take on the Nashville Predators. This event will sell out. The CPP/Ducks co-branded hat is available in limited supply.

November 7 Graduate & Professional School Fair
Alumni will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from a variety of graduate programs to ask questions about the application process, obtain information and learn how to best maximize their chances of admission.

Class Notes
Show your pride, share your stories.  The new impact map showcases our outstanding alumni. Putting a unique spin on the traditional class notes, it also displays how and where alumni are making a difference across the country and around the world.
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