PolyAlumni E-Newsletter - Cal Poly Pomona
October 2018
In This Issue

It’s officially fall at Cal Poly Pomona. The Pumpkin Festival is days away, students are in the midst of midterm exams. We invite all Alumni Association members to bring their family members at the Pumpkin Preview event on Oct. 3. Also, tickets to CPP Night at Honda Center are limited, so purchase yours today.


This issue of PolyAlumni spotlights Army veteran Fabricio Monterroso (’18, mathematics), who worked at the Veterans Resource Center and was recently named Veteran of the Year.

Alumni Spotlight

Fabricio MonterrosoFabricio Monterroso, ’18, mathematics

Seeing soldiers guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during a youth trip to Washington, D.C., changed Fabricio Monterroso’s life. Though just 11, he decided to be a soldier when he grew up.


“Seeing the men in uniform and how honorable that was, I knew that’s what I wanted to do,” said Monterroso (’18, mathematics). “I have always loved being part of something greater than myself. I love serving, I love giving back.”



Continue reading about Fabricio Monterroso...

In The News
Three Cal Poly Pomona students

University Recognized as a Leader in Awarding Bachelor Degrees to Minority Students

The publication Diverse Issues in Higher Education lists Cal Poly Pomona among its 2018 “Top 100 Degree Producers” in awarding bachelor’s degrees to minority students.

Political Science Major Juliet Wander helps distribute bags of donated food to students.

Permanent Food Pantry Coming to BSC This Year

This year, the Bronco Student Center will become the home for Cal Poly Pomona’s own permanent food pantry.

Students take measurements during their advanced surveying course in the Engineering Meadow.

U.S. News: Best in the West & Engineering a Top National Program

U.S. News & World Report has named Cal Poly Pomona among the top colleges and universities in the Western United States on its “Best Colleges 2019” list.

Cal Poly Pomona Cal-Bridge Scholars Chelsea Adelman, Bo Shrewsbury, Sierra Garza and Evan Nunez at the Astronomy Lab at the College of Science.

Cal-Bridge Receives $5 Million To Dramatically Increase Diversity in STEM

U.S. News & World Report has named Cal Poly Pomona among the top colleges and universities in the Western United States on its “Best Colleges 2019” list.

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

Wegrich To Retire Following 2018 Volleyball Season
Volleyball Beats Stanislaus for 8th Straight Win
Women’s Soccer Dominates Azusa Pacific
Broncos Match Department Academic Record with 64 Recognized

Business Administration
Bronco Startup Challenge Alumni Now Shipping Vegan Treats
IBM Faculty Publishing and Conference Highlights
CIS Department Enjoys Benefits of CS Program Grant
New TOM Chair Has Longtime Passion for Business

Collins College of Hospitality Management
Chris Harrison Named 2018 Distinguished Lecturer

Education & Integrative Studies
CEIS Introduces First Cohort of New Special Education Initiative
Education Alumnus Advancing E-Learning at Apple
CEIS Ranks No. 1 in Graduating Minority and Transfer Students

U.S. News: Engineering Ranked a Top National Program

Environmental Design
‘Sasha vom Dorp: 15.15 Hz’ Transforms the Way We See Light and Space

Extended University
Alumni Can Receive Tuition Discount

Huntley College of Agriculture
Rosangela Odgers Receives CSU Trustees’ Award
Department Gets New Name

Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Aspiring Composer Wins Hollywood Songwriting Contest

Biology Faculty Interviewed on ‘Science Friday’ on Fire Restoration
Professor Emeritus Jill Adler-Moore Highlighted on CSU Website
Cal Poly Pomona Receives $1.5M Grant to Support of STEM Students


Clothes Closet
The Career Center Clothes Closet provides students with professional clothing for interviews, career fairs and conferences. Donations of professional attire should be in ready-to-wear condition with no stains, odors, tears or missing buttons. For more information visit the Clothes Closet Website. For questions or to make drop-off arrangements, contact the Career Center at 909-869-2342 or email career@cpp.edu

Free to alumni and students, Portfolium provides students and alumni with the ability to create, manage and personalize their own interactive collection of projects, work samples, skills, activities and accomplishments. Portfolium is already being used by companies to find and hire students and alumni. 

Stay Connected via Instagram
Follow the Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association and learn about contests, events and how to get involved by using the Instagram account @CPPAlumni and #CPPAlumni.

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

Cal Poly Federal Credit Union is offering CPP Graduates and Alumni a 1% Cash Back Bonus2 on a new or used auto loan. Finance a new or used vehicle loan or refinance an existing auto loan that you have at another lender and you’ll get a GREAT RATE and 1% of the loan amount in CASH! Click to apply.

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.

2There are a few conditions that apply, including a minimum loan amount of $10,000.


Through Oct. 7 Comedy 'Private Lives' Opens at Studio Theatre
A European hotel sets the stage for romance, anger and comedy when divorcees Elyot Chase and Amanda Prynne discover they’re honeymooning with their new spouses in adjacent rooms. Tickets and information available at www.bit.ly/cpptnd.

Oct. 3 Fall at the Farm — Pumpkin Preview Event
The Alumni Association hosts a private Pumpkin Festival Preview event exclusively for Alumni Association members, family members and friends. Enjoy the lighted pumpkin field, petting farm and more at the Farm Store. Remember to bring your wagon. Members will receive an invitation to register via email. 

Oct. 6 & 7 Pumpkin Festival
The perfect jack-o’-lantern is waiting in a massive pumpkin patch featuring more than 50,000 gourds. Family activities include a corn maze, pie-eating and seed-spitting contests, games at student-run booths and a petting farm.

Oct. 9 APA URP Mixer at Sheraton San Diego
Enjoy an evening with fellow Cal Poly Pomona URP alumni at Sheraton San Diego & Hotel Marina, within walking distance of the APA conference. Coffee, dessert and a no host bar will be provided.

Nov. 1 CPP Night at Honda Center
Tickets for Cal Poly Pomona Night with the Ducks are now on sale. Tickets start at $27 and include a Cal Poly Pomona/Ducks beanie. Tickets are limited and must be purchased through the Cal Poly Pomona link to receive the beanie. This event will sell out! Purchase tickets at www.anaheimducks.com/cpp. Contact Laura Lewis with questions, lflewis@cpp.edu.

Class Notes
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