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Alumni Impacting California and Beyond

Across the world Cal Poly alumni are making a difference, giving back and having an impact on their communities. More than ever, we want to share their stories. 

Alumni couple, Lane and Jane Karney

Young Alumni Continue Their Cal Poly Journey

Jane and Lane Karney have both returned to campus to teach in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences years after meeting in San Luis Obispo. Read more about how they're proving that your Cal Poly journey doesn't end at graduation!

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Cindy and Rob Shurtleff smilng for the camera.

Alumna Makes $1M Gift to Sustain MATE Family Culture

Cindy Shurtleff was the first female to graduate from the Metallurgical Engineering Department — now called Materials Engineering — in 1980. Now, she's giving back to ensure the concept of ‘family’ stays at the heart of the department.

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Dr. Phil Bailey, along with William and Linda Frost, smiling after the Frost Center for Research and Innovation is Dedicated.

Frost Center Dedicated — And College Renamed for Phil and Tina Bailey

Cal Poly dedicated the William and Linda Frost Center for Research and Innovation and announced the renaming of the College of Science and Mathematics to the Philip and Christina Bailey College of Science and Mathematics.

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Support Student Success

Give directly to students and Learn by Doing projects through Cal Poly Crowdfunding. Know exactly where your money is going and feel great about supporting Learn by Doing!


Cal Poly student holding up a cluster of white wine grapes.

Mentor a Mustang

Alumni and students are joining Cal Poly Career Connections to make online networking easier! Now is the time to make a connection. Mentor a student or make new connections with fellow alumni, all in one free and easy-to-use platform.


Students and mentor walking around Cal Poly campus, talking.