Alumni & Friends
Alumni and friends of the College play a very special role at Cal Poly. The professional success of our alumni continues to inspire the students of today. Strong partnerships exist between alumni and friends and Cal Poly and this allows the college to continue to offer the best possible education to the next generation of design, planning and construction professionals.
Please use the Department Alumni & Friends links to the right to learn about specific alumni events and giving opportunities happening within each department.
Cal Poly Alumni Online Community | Social and Professional Media Networks | CPAA Volunteer
The Honored Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed upon Cal Poly alumni by the University’s Alumni Association. The award was established more than 31 years ago by the Association to provide recognition for outstanding graduates and former students of Cal Poly.
One Honored Alumni Award recipient is chosen every year alumni from the University’s seven academic colleges: Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; Architecture and Environmental Design; Education; Engineering; Liberal Arts; Orfalea College of Business; and Science and Mathematics.
The Cal Poly Alumni Association presents the Distinguished Service Award annually to an alumnus or alumna who has demonstrated exceptional service to Cal Poly and the Alumni Association.
Awardees are honored each year during Homecoming at the Grand Reunion and Honored Alumni Banquet.
The CAED Dean's Leadership Council was formed in September of 1988 to aid the college in fulfilling its mission and goals. The Council consists of individuals who are leaders in the respective professions that are represented in the CAED as well as business and community leaders who share a profound interest in furthering the mission of the CAED. Council members assist the college in the following ways: they provide advice, advocacy, access and resources for the college and its Dean.
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