About The Library

The Claude and Lynn Coppel Endowed Scholarship

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The Claude and Lynn Coppel Endowed Scholarship Endowment was established to provide scholarship support for the students who are employed or volunteering in the University Library at Cal Poly Pomona. The funds generously donated are in memory of his wife, Lynn, to create the Claude and Lynn Coppel Endowed Scholarship Fund supporting student assistants and volunteers working in the University Library at Cal Poly Pomona.

The University Library thanks Claude Coppel for his generosity to the University Library. Mr. Coppel and his late wife, Lynn, have been supporters of the University Library for many years.

The Coppels have several connections to Cal Poly Pomona. After earning degrees in geology and environmental science and library science, Lynn Coppel worked as a science librarian for 25 years at California State University Fullerton retiring in 1992. Her work with student assistants inspired the gift that established this scholarship endowment. Mr. Coppel earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and worked at Chevron Oil Field Research for 27 years and retired in 1992. Their daughter, Susannah, is an alumna of Cal Poly Pomona. And their grandson is currently an Engineering student at Cal Poly Pomona.

The University Library faculty and staff are enormously grateful the Coppels selected Cal Poly Pomona to establish this scholarship endowment for student assistants and volunteers in the University Library. The generous gift supports deserving and talented students who support library services and operations as a critical part of our workforce.

Current Scholarship Recipients

Samuel Chih

Josue Garcia Minjarez

Iman Mirza

Sarah Ong

Past Recipients

Diane Amon & Nicole Barcarse