Circle Named in Honor of Ron Simons

Circle Named in Honor of Ron Simons
Sarah Ludwick dedicated the circle in honor of longtime friend Ron Simons, University Advancement's associate vice president for special projects.
Victor Covarrubias' sign was retired after about a year.
The circle outside the CLA Building will be known as the Ron Simons Circle for a year.

The road that runs directly in front of the CLA Building was re-named once again in a ceremony Tuesday, March 20.

The event marked 11th annual Bronco Circle Naming Unveiling Ceremony and honored the man known as “Mr. Cal Poly Pomona,” Ron Simons, who has been a fixture on campus for more than 45 years.

Last year's winning bidder, Victor Covarrubias, was on hand to receive his sign, Covarrubias Circle, which had been on the post for the past year. This year's winning bidders are Arthur and Sarah Ludwick, who chose the have the circle named in honor of Simons.

The Ludwicks made the winning bid in a live auction for the street naming last March at Founders' Celebration. The funds went toward much-needed student-athlete scholarships.

President Michael Ortiz and Director of Athletics Brian Swanson were on hand to take part in the ceremony.

The university began dedicating the circle in 1997 to support student-athletes and scholarships.

This fall quarter, The Broncos had 35 student-athletes make the Dean's List in the fall quarter and 112 of the 230 Cal Poly Pomona student-athletes (49 percent) had grade point averages of 3.0 or better. To make the Dean's List, a student must achieve a quarter grade point average of 3.5 or above.

The department's overall grade point average for the fall quarter was a best-ever 2.95.