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Cal Poly Pomona to be Honored by LAEDC at 2018 Eddy Awards

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The University Library at Cal Poly Pomona

Cal Poly Pomona will be honored alongside American Airlines at the annual Eddy Awards gala dinner, November 8th, 2018, hosted by the LAEDC in Downtown Los Angeles.

Cal Poly Pomona to be Honored by LAEDC at 2018 Eddy Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 17, 2018) – The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) announced today that Cal Poly Pomona will be recognized at the 2018 Eddy Awards® as the educational honoree for making exceptional contributions to the growth of the LA County economy.  Cal Poly Pomona will be honored alongside American Airlines at the annual Eddy Awards gala dinner, November 8th, 2018, hosted by the LAEDC in Downtown Los Angeles.

“Cal Poly Pomona is one of the region’s true gems,” said LAEDC CEO Bill Allen. “The university sets a diverse student body on a path to prosperity and is looked upon as a key source of talent by top employers.”

The university’s learn-by-doing approach to education means graduates gain experience with creative challenges and technologies that will better prepare them for the professional world.  With over 80% of students living or working in the region after graduation, they have an outsized effect on the success of the LA County economy, at employers such as JPL, DWP, ESRI, Boeing, Northrop Grumman and others.

Grad Student Michelle Chon takes chlorophyll readings on tomato plants in an Agriscapes greenhouse at Cal Poly Pomona.

Cal Poly Pomona, with a student population of more than 25,000, is ranked 6th in the nation on the Social Mobility Index, which measures the extent to which universities educate economically disadvantaged students who graduate into good-paying jobs. The university was also ranked by Forbes in 2018 as one of the best-value colleges in the nation. In addition, U.S. News ranked the university 4th among public universities in the West, and the university is in the top ten nationally by number of Latino students earning bachelor degrees in three fields: architecture, agriculture and engineering.

“This year we are celebrating progress on our strategic plan, academic master plan and campus master plan, all with a focus on student success,” said Dr. Soraya M. Coley, president of Cal Poly Pomona. “This recognition by LAEDC honors the talents of our students, faculty and staff as well as the vital contributions our alumni are making across Los Angeles County and the world.”

Please join LAEDC in celebrating Cal Poly Pomona at the 2018 Eddy Awards and make your support known.

Dr. Ben Dewald’s HRT 101 class on the first day of classes at Cal Poly Pomona.

About the Eddy Awards®    www.laedc.org/eddy

The Eddy Awards were introduced by LAEDC in 1996 to celebrate exceptional contributions to economic development in the L.A. region, consistent with LAEDC’s focus on increasing shared prosperity for our residents and communities. The Eddy Awards gala dinner, where our region’s leaders come together, also includes California’s only “business-friendly city” award, highlighting programs and services that foster job-creation. To sponsor or buy tickets, contact Rick Moelis 213-236-4812, [email protected].

About LAEDC   www.laedc.org

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) is advancing opportunity and prosperity for all. This is achieved via collaborative economic development leadership, objective economic research and analysis, strategic assistance to business, education and government partners, and targeted public policy. LAEDC was established in 1981 as a private, non-profit, public benefit corporation.

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