Each year, the university recognizes alumni from different colleges/units on campus. The Distinguished Alumni Awards program has been a tradition at Cal Poly Pomona since 1961. It is the highest honor given by the Alumni Association and recognizes individuals who demonstrate distinguished professional achievement, community involvement and service to the university.

Here are this year’s recipients:

Brett ChandlerDon B. Huntley College of Agriculture

Brett Chandler ’86
President/General Manager
Associates Insectary

Diane Gronkiewicz MillerCollege of Business Administration

Diane Gronkiewicz Miller ’81
Director, InfoSec and Cyber Initiatives
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Edward ZunigaCollege of Education and Integrative Studies

Edward A. Zuniga, ED.D. ’96 & ’00
El Monte Union High School District

Ganpat I. PatelCollege of Engineering

Ganpat I. Patel ’70
Ganpat University

Donald Carl BrinkerhoffCollege of Environmental Design

Donald Carl Brinkerhoff ’52
Lifescapes International

Renee MochkatelCollege of Letters, Arts and Social Science

Renee Mochkatel, ESQ. ’79
Allred, Maroko, & Goldberg

Alex ChengCollege of Science

Alex Cheng ’96 & ’03
Sevenlogics, Inc.

Jae ChangThe Collins College of Hospitality Management

Jae Chang ’96
Gen Korean BBQ House

Willard LewallenAthletics

Willard Lewallen, PHD ’78
Hartnell Community College District

By Alumni Affairs
Published May 17, 2018