Cal Poly Pomona will hold its 58th annual commencement ceremonies Friday to Sunday, June 13 to 15, for about 5,400 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. 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 from the commencement website.
This year’s commencement will include two notable alumni who will receive honorary doctorates in recognition of professional success and contributions to Cal Poly Pomona.
Eddy Hartenstein, president and publisher of the Los Angeles Times, will receive an honorary degree from the College of Engineering. The 1972 aerospace engineering and math alumnus held executive positions for Hughes Communications and Direct TV. He has an Emmy award and a lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Entrepreneur and benefactor Ron Gregoire parlayed his love of math into an accounting degree, a generous internship, a job offer, a CPA license, a highly successful career in the automotive world and a rewarding retirement. He serves on the leadership committee of the university’s $150 million comprehensive campaign. The 1971 accounting alumnus will receive an honorary doctorate from the College of Business Administration.
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 12) from the Bronco Bookstore. Disabled parking will be available in Lot C. For more information, visit the Commencement parking website or call (909) 869-3061.
Details about commencement, including maps of campus and professional photography, are available online at https://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 chooses an outstanding faculty member to be the mace bearer.
FRIDAY, JUNE 13
4 p.m. – College of Science
Ashley Palmire, McPhee Scholar and Valedictorian
Mandayam Srinivas, Mace Bearer
Ángel Valdés, Provost’s Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activities
7:30 p.m. – College of Agriculture
DawnKylee Klarich, McPhee Scholar and Valedictorian
Mark Meskin, Mace Bearer
Dan Hostetler, Provost’s Award for Excellence in Service
SATURDAY, JUNE 14
9 a.m. – College of Business Administration
Joy Yin Chang, McPhee Scholar
Krystle Wiklund, Valedictorian
Phillip Ghazanfari, Mace Bearer
Ron Gregoire, Honorary Doctorate recipient
4 p.m. – College of Engineering
Austin James Cole, McPhee Scholar and Valedictorian
Phillip R. Rosenkrantz, Mace Bearer
Eddy Hartenstein, Honorary Doctorate recipient
8 p.m. – College of Education & Integrative Studies
Amy Nicole Bishop, McPhee Scholar and Valedictorian
Terri Gomez, Mace Bearer
SUNDAY, JUNE 15
10 a.m. – College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Christopher Vordahl, McPhee Scholar and Valedictorian
Mary Yu Danico, Mace Bearer
Alison Baker, Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
4 p.m. – College of Environmental Design
Sara LaFia, McPhee Scholar and Valedictorian
Alison Pearlman, Mace Bearer
8 p.m. – The Collins College of Hospitality Management
Alvina Hinh, McPhee Scholar
Julia Gwen Fritchle Davis, Valedictorian
Don St. Hilaire, Mace Bearer