President Ortiz begins the year’s first video message with news about the 2012 rose float. “To the Rescue” was the 64th entry into the Rose Parade by students from Pomona and San Luis Obispo, and it featured skyscrapers, moving cars, a pond and waterfall, a train, and superheroes. Ortiz recognizes the many students, alumni, donors and volunteers for their hard work and passion.
“It would not happen without them. On behalf of the entire university community, I want to thank you for another great year,” Ortiz says.
The president’s video message includes an update about the high-voltage electrical repairs, which were completed during the break. The project required planning and diligence from staff members in facilities, housing, I&IT, the police department and many others.
President Ortiz shares great news from the Campaign for Cal Poly Pomona. Alumnus and former baseball student-athlete Danny Andrews, along with his wife Mary, have pledged $400,000 to the new Scolinos Field. It is the single largest gift in the history of intercollegiate athletics at Cal Poly Pomona, and it becomes the lead gift to move the project forward.
Engineering technology alumnus Tony Marraccino and his wife Terri have signed a planned gift valued at $650,000 that will benefit the Rose Float program, the College of Engineering and a maintenance fund for the university.
The video message also has news about upcoming basketball games and Wall of COOL awards for five faculty members.
To read the video message, download a PDF of the transcript.