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Amelia Hammond

Amelia Hammond

2016 Amelia Hammond Staff Scholarships

Staff Council awarded Scholarships to 4 individuals on November 8, 2016

Amelia Hammond Awardees

These are the recipients of the 2016 Amelia Hammond Scholarships from left to right are:

  • Darren Isomoto  Marketing Coordinator,  Cal Poly Pomona Foundation
  • Bruce Kennedy - Compliance Associate, Office of Research
  • Daniel Mello - Lead Painter, Facilities Planning & Management
  • Christina Wade - Web Developer & designer, Campus and Web Applications

Recipients of the 2016 Amelia Hammond Staff Council Scholarship got a welcome surprise when University President Soraya M. Coley doubled the amount of money they would receive this year.

The scholarship award was $300, but Coley told the crowd at the Nov. 8 ceremony that her office would match it, increasing the amount to $600.

“We’re proud of you, of your commitment to pursue knowledge and continue your education,” she said to the four scholarship winners. “We know for many of us, it is not a straight path…I want to acknowledge your determination and applaud you for that.”

The Amelia Hammond Staff Scholarship was created in 1979 to help staff members achieve their educational and professional development goals.

The event also include recognition of the management and staff members receiving emeritus awards. Coley thanked staff for the years of dedication and service to Cal Poly Pomona, and said that spirit is one of the reasons she loves calling the university home.

“It’s events like this and occasions like this to recognize staff and really acknowledge the contributions that have been made that we forge that climate of good will,” she said.