Cal Poly Pomona will hold its 57th annual commencement ceremonies Friday to Sunday, June 14 to 16, for about 5,000 bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates.
Each of the eight colleges will hold its own ceremony, all of which take place in the University Quad, adjacent to the Campus Center Marketplace (Building 97). Tickets are not required, and guests are encouraged to arrive at least one hour beforehand.
Live and recorded video of each ceremony will be available here.
This year’s commencement will include two friends of the university who will be awarded honorary doctorates in recognition of their support and contributions to Cal Poly Pomona.
Pop music legend Paul Anka has served as honorary chairman of the Campaign for Cal Poly Pomona and headlined two Founders’ Day celebrations, helping raise more than half a million dollars for student scholarships, equipment and research. Anka will be awarded an honorary doctorate from the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences.
Since graduating, Collins College alumnus Hae Park has made a name for himself in business and real estate, and has donated generously to the university. He and his wife have given more than $3 million to the Collins College of Hospitality Management over the years.
Parking permits are required and may be purchased (cash only) on the day of the event for $10. Permits may also be pre-purchased for $5 (until June 13) from the Bronco Bookstore. Disabled parking will be available in Lot C. For more information about parking, visit the Commencement parking website or call (909) 869-3061.
Details about commencement, including maps of campus and professional photography, are available online at www.cpp.edu/commencement.
Below is the schedule of the commencement ceremonies as well as recipients of the Julian McPhee Award for Student Excellence and mace bearers. Similar to a valedictorian, McPhee Scholars are chosen for their stellar work throughout their college career at Cal Poly Pomona. Additionally, each college or school chooses an outstanding faculty member to be the Mace Bearer.
FRIDAY, JUNE 14
4 p.m. – College of Agriculture
Rachel Broguiere, McPhee Scholar
Douglas Lewis, Mace Bearer
7:30 p.m. – College of Education & Integrative Studies
Brittany Heacock, McPhee Scholar
Dorothy MacNevin, Mace Bearer
SATURDAY, JUNE 15
9 a.m. – College of Business Administration
Roy Alexander Rosell, McPhee Scholar
Jeffery Guyse, Mace Bearer
4 p.m. – College of Engineering
Zachary Steven Jarecki, McPhee Scholar
Hassan M. Rejali, Mace Bearer
Vilupanur Ravi, Provost’s Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activities
8 p.m. – College of Environmental Design
Ana Karen Loera, McPhee Scholar
Gwen Urey, Mace Bearer
SUNDAY, JUNE 16
10 a.m. – College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Sherilyn Chuah, McPhee Scholar
Erika DeJonghe, Mace Bearer
Paul Anka, Honorary Doctorate
4 p.m. – The Collins College of Hospitality Management
Carolyn Randolph, McPhee Scholar
Ernie Briones, Mace Bearer
Hae Park, Honorary Doctorate
8 p.m. – College of Science
Kara Rotunno, McPhee Scholar
Barbara Burke, Mace Bearer
Laurie Starkey, Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
Ernie Simpson, Provost’s Award for Excellence in Service