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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. 

Bob Berger with guide on Mt. Everest

On Top of the World

In 2012, Bob Berger (Journalism ‘81) summited Mt. Everest, something only a handful of people can say. He insisted that accomplishing something like this is a mindset he credits his time at Cal Poly with helping him forge.

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Eric Johnson working in the barrel room of winery

Among the Vines

Eric Johnson (Agricultural Business, '07) grew up in a family full of Cal Poly alumni and always dreamt of continuing that tradition. Today, Johnson is celebrating a recent promotion at Talley Vineyards in Arroyo Grande, where he began interning at in 2007 during his senior year.

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Rich Murray and Kirk Branner smiling for the camera.

A Fifty-Year Friendship

Rich Murray (Electronic Engineering, ‘79) and Kirk Branner (Computer Science, ‘79) were lucky enough to meet during their first days on campus in the fall of 1975 and have been close friends ever since.

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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.