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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
Superintendent
El Monte Union High School District


Ganpat I. PatelCollege of Engineering

Ganpat I. Patel ’70
President
Ganpat University


Donald Carl BrinkerhoffCollege of Environmental Design

Donald Carl Brinkerhoff ’52
Founder/CEO/FASLA
Lifescapes International


Renee MochkatelCollege of Letters, Arts and Social Science

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


Alex ChengCollege of Science

Alex Cheng ’96 & ’03
President
Sevenlogics, Inc.


Jae ChangThe Collins College of Hospitality Management

Jae Chang ’96
CEO
Gen Korean BBQ House


Willard LewallenAthletics

Willard Lewallen, PHD ’78
Superintendent/President
Hartnell Community College District


By Alumni Affairs
Published May 17, 2018