CPP Magazine

President's Message

President Soraya M. Coley

Savoring Moments, Nourishing Souls

As a young girl, I remember walking down to the store hand-in-hand with my mother and grandmother. I remember wandering down the aisles, carefully picking out the produce I would later help wash and prepare in our family’s kitchen. I remember the smells and sounds of our collective cooking. And most of all, I remember the stories and lessons passed down to me through the love we poured into every meal.

We associate so many of our happiest memories with food. From intimate meals with friends to birthday dinners with loved ones to those special occasions that we capture in photographs and look back on years later, food plays an essential part in our lives, happiness and well-being.

Without food, without farmers and chefs, food scientists and restaurateurs, sommeliers, and supply chain experts, our lives would simply be less joyful. Our homes, less happy. Our birthdays, less celebratory.

I, along with the entire Cal Poly Pomona community, understand the importance of food and hospitality and we look forward to sharing these stories with you in this issue of CPP Magazine. Our students, graduates and members of the Cal Poly Pomona family not only feed our state and nation, but unite us in making memories that last a lifetime.

Thank you all for being a part of our flourishing Cal Poly Pomona family.


Soraya M. Coley, Ph.D.