Cal Poly Pomona students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to honor the namesake of the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture.
The university is holding a celebration Friday, Nov. 18 to recognize Huntley (’60, animal husbandry), who is a successful farmer and businessman, as well as a longtime supporter of Cal Poly Pomona.
The event will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. in the field at AGRIscapes, 4102, S. University Drive, Pomona. Light refreshments will be served.
Following the event, the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery will exhibit pieces from the Huntley Western Art Collection from 3 to 5 p.m.
Huntley recently pledged his 475-acre, San Joaquin Valley pistachio farm to the College of Agriculture. In recognition of this gift, the California State University Board of Trustees named the college in his honor.
Raised in the San Gabriel Valley, Huntley worked in the animal health industry after graduating from Cal Poly Pomona. Later, he acquired a real estate license and sold agricultural and hill country land.
A longtime donor, Huntley has generously given to a number of programs at Cal Poly Pomona, including research projects in the colleges of agriculture and science, the creation of the Huntley Vineyard, and the Native American Pipeline and Pathways to Graduation program.
He also has donated and shared pieces from his art collection with the university. Huntley was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2004 and received an honorary doctorate of science in 2009. He is a member of Cal Poly Pomona’s Founder’s Society.
RSVP online at https://huntleycelebration.eventbrite.com. The campus community is encouraged to take the shuttle or walk to AGRIscapes. Off-campus guests are invited to park in Parking Structure II.