|Gary and Ardyn Fredericksen unveil Fredericksen Lane, the newly named road that runs directly in front of the CLA Building, at a dedication ceremony on Oct. 19.|
Fredericksen Lane, the newly named road that runs directly in front of the CLA Building, was unveiled at a dedication ceremony on Oct. 19 in the CLA's Heritage Conference Center.
Gary and Ardyn Fredericksen were the winning bidders in a live auction for the street naming last spring at the Green & Gold Dinner, the Athletic department's annual fund-raising event. Gary Fredericksen, interim vice president for Student Affairs, and his wife, Ardyn, bid $2,100 on the street name. The funds went toward much-needed student-athlete scholarships.
Nearly 100 faculty, staff and students attended the eighth annual Bronco Circle Naming Unveiling Ceremony, hosted by the Athletic department. President Michael Ortiz and Athletics Interim Director Glen Shenker thanked the Fredericksens for their generous support.
“The auction is a fun way of getting you to spend money for a really important cause student scholarships,” said Fredericksen. “This street sign is a reminder to me of how important the university is and how great it has been to me for more than 30 years.”
Fredericksen encouraged all faculty, staff and students to find a way to support the university, even if it is only $2 each month through payroll deduction.
“I want to challenge each of you to find a way to give back to the university, even if it is only a small amount, because there are a lot of worthy causes at Cal Poly Pomona, and Athletics is one of them.”
The street was previously named Pelly Avenue, after Cal Poly Pomona track & field alumnus Tony Pelly.