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200 for 200: Continuing a Legacy of Success

The English Department is looking to the future — specifically, how we can continue our legacy of success through increased support of our students and faculty. We want to sustain the excellence our alumni experienced at Cal Poly, and we want to provide even more for our current and future students.

To provide this additional layer of exceptional hands on education, the English Department and our Alumni Advisory Board are launching a 200 for 200 initiative. Within two years, we aim to have 200 donors commit to our students, and the future of the department, through a gift of $200.

Mehra Gharibian and Miguel Contreras are, without a doubt, extraordinary young men. But we have countless other extraordinary students. Donations from alumni and other supporters can help us provide meaningful opportunities for our students to use the knowledge and

skills they have learned as English majors to make a real difference in the world. Our faculty, too, benefit from donor funding. Donors helped send Catherine Waitinas to New York City to conduct research for a series of student-produced videos on Walt Whitman. Similarly, Todd Pierce’s trips to animation archives helped him publish “Three Years in Wonderland,” a book chronicling the building of Disneyland. Supporting faculty research helps our faculty be better scholars and teachers, and raises our profile at the university.

Consider supporting the department’s students and faculty through our 200 for 200 campaign:


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