CLA Honored Alumnus 2017
The College of Liberal Arts recognizes Chris Trapani (Political Science, '90) as its 2017 Honored Alumnus — one of three CLA grads honored this year!
Donation Funds HD Upgrade to Student-Run TV Studio
Thanks to a $100,000 donation from Bill and Cheryl Swanson, the university’s student-run television studio was outfitted with the latest cameras, switchers and other equipment.
Alumni Update Spring 2017
From new jobs to writing awards, read about what several CLA alumni have been up to recently.
Read Past Alumni Stories
Sociology Alumnus is First Mustang to Sign With NBA
David Nwaba, 24, is the newest member of the Los Angeles Lakers and the first Cal Poly alumnus to sign with the NBA.
Alumna Working for Rights of Homeless
Alexa Arndt is putting her political science education to work on behalf of the homeless and those living in poverty. Arndt has already worked with a number of reputable organizations including the New York Legal Assistance Group and Homeless Advocacy Project, among others.
Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies Alumna Transforms the Way Runners Train
Runners are always attempting to break their personal records. Alexandra Kline (Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies, ’15) came up with TrackPacer – an idea that could transform the way runners train.
Journalism Department Celebrates 100 Years of Mustang News
The Cal Poly Journalism Department celebrated the 100th anniversary of its student press Oct. 14-15 with "100 Years of Delivering the News," two days of events that included a Spotlight Gala and a department open house.
The (SK8)Maker Movement: Cal Poly Alumnus Launches Book and Class on How to Build a Skateboard
Berger turned his passion for making things into a part-time gig with his DIY brand, SK8Makers, launching woodworking classes that lead students through the process of building a handmade skateboard.
Learn by Playing
When children in the Cal Poly Preschool Learning Lab climb to the top of their new playground equipment, they can see all the way across the campus. Through the eyes of a 4-year-old, it’s a little bit like climbing a mountain
Opportunity of a Lifetime
Last December, Mehra Gharibian spent his winter break in Nicosia, Cyprus, at the Hope for Children refugee shelter. He was motivated to do so by the recent Iraqi and Syrian refugee crises, which had touched him on a personal level.
Cal Poly Alumnus Paul Cousineau Received Prestigious TAGA Michael H. Bruno Award
Paul Cousineau won the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA)'s highest honor, the Michael H. Bruno Award, one of the most prestigious in the graphic communication industry.
Alumna Rediscovers San Luis Obispo Through a Culinary Palette
Cal Poly graduate Kendra Aronson believes that the food you eat connects you to a long line of individuals who grow, produce and cook that food. Her new cookbook, celebrates the farms, farmers and chefs who grow and prepare food on the Central Coast.
With a glance at the past and a look forward, you can begin to wonder what mark you’ll leave on this world. Three families chose to leave their legacies at Cal Poly — and invest in the future of our students — by making planned gifts to areas they are passionate about.
David Kerley III (Journalism, ’79) was named the 2015 College of Liberal Arts’ Honored Alumnus. Kerley is a correspondent for ABC News based in Washington, D.C., and contributes regularly to all ABC News broadcasts, including “World News Tonight,” “Good Morning America” and “Nightline.”
Cal Poly Alumna Bridges Cultural Differences With Middle East Photo Series
For nearly 15 years, the United States has been embroiled in conflict in the Middle East. Media portrayals and stereotypes have accentuated cultural differences and heightened prejudices.
Cal Poly Alumna's Undergraduate Research Awarded Top Honor at Social Sciences Conference
Cal Poly 2014 social sciences graduate Mikaela Vournas recently received the Charles McCall Best Undergraduate Paper Award at the 40th annual California State University (CSU) Social Science Student Symposium.