|Patricia Brown, a teacher with the Parent's Education Center at Baldwin Park Adult School, brought her students along with the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile to Cal Poly Pomona.|
The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, along with a local teacher and group of students and children, made a special visit to Cal Poly Pomona on Oct. 20 as part of the company's “Oh, I Wish … ” contest.
Patricia Brown, a teacher with the Parent's Education Center at Baldwin Park Adult School, is one of 50 people across the country who won the Oscar Mayer wish contest. Participants were asked to write a 50-word essay describing their wish. Brown's wish was to provide an opportunity for her students to visit college campuses in hopes of encouraging their dreams of continuing education.
Cal Poly Pomona was one of four college campuses the group visited. Brown's students, low-income women between the ages of 19 and 45, many single mothers, brought their preschool-aged children along for the tour as well.
As part of their visit to the university, the students attended a presentation in the Bronco Student Center, which included a welcome and panel of staff and students from Admissions & Outreach, ReEntry & WoMen's Resource Center and the Children's Center. Following the presentation, the group toured the Arabian Horse Center.
Along with financial support, Oscar Mayer provided Brown use of its 27-foot long, 8-foot wide Wienermobile. During the group visit, the Wienermobile was parked on campus allowing Cal Poly Pomona students, faculty and staff to take a tour of the vehicle.