List of Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo alumni

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This page lists notable alumni of the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

Arts and media[edit]

Robert L. Gibson
Bruce McPherson
"Weird Al" Yankovic
  • Pedro Armendáriz (1912-1963), U.S. character actor, award-winning leading man in dozens of films from the Golden Age of Mexican cinema[1]
  • Michael Berryman (born 1948), actor[2]
  • Irene Chan (born 1965), artist[3]
  • Luke Chueh contemporary artist[4]
  • Danny Gans (October 25, 1956 – May 1, 2009) Las Vegas entertainer[5]
  • Paula Huston, (born 1952), author
  • Kerry Lonsdale, author
  • Greg Manifold (born 1976) design director at The Washington Post
  • Cassie McFarland (born 1985), artist, designed the obverse of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coin[6]
  • Andy Paiko (born 1977), contemporary glass artist
  • George Ramos (1947-2011), three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist[7]
  • Suzanne Roberts (born 1970), poet, travel writer, and photographer[8]
  • M. Ward (born 1973), folk musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist[9]
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic (born 1959), rock parodist and entertainer[10]

Business[edit]

  • Richard Bergquist, Founder and former CTO, PeopleSoft[11]
  • Gary Bloom, former Vice Chairman and President, Symantec Corporation[11]
  • Paul R. Bonderson, Jr., businessman, philanthropist, co-founder, Brocade Communications Systems.[12]
  • James Griffin Boswell, Chairman of the board, J.G. Boswell Company
  • Gary Erickson (B.S., Business Administration, 1980), Founder, Clif Bar.[13]
  • Susan Johnson (B.S., Industrial Engineering, 1977), CEO, Futura Industries; Named one of Forbes Most Powerful Women in 2011.[14]
  • David Karr, co-founder, Guayaki[15]
  • Noel Lee, President and founder, Monster Cable[11]
  • Bob Mazzuca (B.S. History, 1970), Chief Scout Executive of Boy Scouts of America[16]
  • Farzad Nazem (B.S. Computer Science, 1981), former Chief Technology Officer of Yahoo![17]
  • Peter Oppenheimer (B.S. Ag Business, 1985), former Chief Financial Officer of Apple Computer[18]
  • Linda Ozawa Olds, co-founder, Jamba Juice[11]
  • Kevin Peters, co-founder, Jamba Juice[11]
  • Alex Pryor, co-founder, Guayaki[15]
  • William H. Swanson (B.S. Industrial Engineering, 1973) (born 1950), Chairman and CEO of Raytheon[10]
  • Joseph Vergara, co-founder, Jamba Juice[11]
  • Shahril Shamsuddin, President and Group CEO, SapuraKencana Petroleum[19]
  • Salvatore T. "Tory" Bruno [54], president and chief executive officer for United Launch Alliance (ULA).[20]

Politics and government[edit]

Military[edit]

  • Scott C. Black (born 1952), Lieutenant General (United States Army, Retired), 37th Judge Advocate General of the United States Army. He was the first Lieutenant General to hold that position.
  • David M. Boone (born 1960), Rear Admiral (United States Navy). Director, Shore Readiness, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Fleet Readiness and Logistics) for all 70 US Naval Bases worldwide. Former director of The White House Operations Center - The Shelter, as well as Camp David. [2]

Science and technology[edit]

Education[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Football[edit]

Other[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography for Pedro Armendáriz". IMDB. 
  2. ^ "Michael Berryman". What A Character!. 
  3. ^ Kara Kelly Hallmark (2007). Encyclopedia of Asian American Artists. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 25–28. ISBN 978-0-313-33451-1. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Luke Chueh - Bio
  5. ^ Danny Gans - Bio Archived 2008-05-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Alumni - Art and Design - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo". Artdesign.calpoly.edu. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 
  7. ^ George Ramos
  8. ^ "Suzanne Roberts". Suzanne Roberts. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 
  9. ^ Cal Poly grad now 'monster of folk'
  10. ^ a b c d e f g Cal Poly Alumni Shine
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Our Alumni – Our People – Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo". Calpoly.edu. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 
  12. ^ Brocade Communications Systems
  13. ^ Clif Bar
  14. ^ Minna Wang (2012-05-21). "Futura leader inspires others". Standard.net. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 
  15. ^ a b "Guayaki History". Guayaki.com. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 
  16. ^ "Bob Mazzuca". Boy Scouts of America. 
  17. ^ "Farzad Nazem". Yahoo!. 
  18. ^ "Peter Oppenheimer". Apple Computer. Archived from the original on 2007-05-27. 
  19. ^ "Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Shahril Shamsuddin : SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad". SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad. Retrieved 2016-02-11. 
  20. ^ Salvatore T. “Tory” Bruno - United Launch Alliance
  21. ^ "ASSEMBLYMAN TOM BERRYHILL". California State Assembly. 
  22. ^ "Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: Biography". California State Senate. 
  23. ^ "Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado". Lieutenant Governor of California. 
  24. ^ "California State University and Cal Poly Award Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Honorary Doctorate". Cal Poly. 
  25. ^ Pilot killed in spaceship crash identified
  26. ^ "Astronaut Bio: Greg Chamitoff". NASA. 
  27. ^ "Astronaut Bio: R. L. Gibson". NASA. 
  28. ^ ""Shrek" Lead Effects Animator, Aerospace Researcher, Three Other Grads Honored by Cal Poly College of Engineering". Cal Poly. 
  29. ^ SpaceShipTwo pilots had many years of experience - CNN.com
  30. ^ "Kevin Correia Statistics". baseball-reference. 
  31. ^ "Casey Fien Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  32. ^ "Bud Norris Statistics". baseball-reference. 
  33. ^ "John Orton Statistics". baseball-reference. 
  34. ^ http://www.milb.com/content/page.jsp?sid=t484&ymd=20050902&content_id=24686&vkey=roster.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  36. ^ http://www.nba.com/lakers/releases/170321-lakers-sign-nwaba/
  37. ^ "Joe Prunty". nba.com. Retrieved 15 September 2017. 
  38. ^ "Marijon Ancich". GoPoly.com. 
  39. ^ "NFL.com - Jordan Beck". NFL. 
  40. ^ "NFL.com - Chris Gocong". NFL. 
  41. ^ "John Madden - Cal Poly". 
  42. ^ a b c "Cal Poly: Athletic and Academic Excellence". Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  43. ^ "Chuck Liddell". USMTA.com. 
  44. ^ "Chuck Liddell UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  45. ^ "Chad Mendes UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  46. ^ "United States Olympic Committee - Plata, Victor". USA Olympic Team. Archived from the original on 2007-03-13. Retrieved 2007-03-22. 


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