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Cal Poly Retired Faculty and Staff Club Philanthropy: RFS Centennial Scholarship

The RFS Centennial Scholarship is the official philanthropy of the Retired Faculty and Staff Club.  Gifts as of February 2018 (principal) total $110,132, and at any time one may donate to the endowment.  As of the 2017-18 academic year, seventeen students have received the scholarship which is awarded to top scholars entering Cal Poly as freshmen who have demonstrated leadership and meritorious service to their schools and communities.

For more information on the scholarship endowment, contact fundraising chair, Laura Dimmitt at

Centennial Scholars

Alexis Caraveo

College of Liberal Arts
Awardee Alexis Caraveo is a Philosophy major in the College of Liberal Arts. She hails from Fresno and was very active in high school leadership and also served as Senior Class President.

Eric Cuellar

College of Engineering
Awardee Eric Cuellar is a Mechanical Engineering major in the College of Engineering. Eric is from Pacific Grove. While in high school he did research at CSU Monterey Bay, and was President of the Hydroponics Club and Head of Concept Design on the FIRST Robotics Team. Eric also gave a presentation to the United Nations in Nagasaki, Japan, on youths’ outlook for the next year’s Peace Treaty Negotiations

Sofia Ilic

College of Architecture and Environmental Design
She hopes to use her Architecture expertise within the Fresno community, her hometown, to help it "thrive, not just survive" and continue her outside interests in photography and skiing.

Isabelle Barnes

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Strong interest and passion for all animals but particularly reptitles, their behavior, instincts, and beauty. She hopes to pursue these in a professional Animal Scientist career.

Madeline Wilson

Orfalea College of Business
Advocacy and practical experience in underdeveloped countries focusing on education for the young.

Rebecca Immel

College of Science and Mathematics, Biology major
Actively involved in service organizations and aspires to complete her Bachelor's degree and continue on to complete a Nursing degree.

Jordan Miller

College of Liberal Arts, Communications major
Served in a variety of public speaking/advocacy roles with a breadth of interset in music, drama, youth groups, and sports teams.

Kathrine Muirhead

College of Engineering, Environmental Engineering major
An avid runner, a life member of the California Scholarship Federation, a scholar athlete in high school and a supporter of international human rights

Lauren Kelly

College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Architecture major
Involved in competitive debate, volunteering, sustainable development and biology, and blues dancing

Adriana Gomez

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, Animal Science major from Monclair, California
Actively involved in athletics, academics and music

Kristin Jochum

Orfalea College of Business from Kentfield, California
Involved in Student Life, Senior Class Council, lacross, volleyball, student orientation and peer education programs

Kristen Field
College of Science and Mathematics, Mathematics major from Greencastle, Indiana
Girls' golf team participant, second degree black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do

Carly Rowan

College of Liberal Arts, Journalism major

Brian Cattaneo
College of Engineering from Carlsbad, California
4.09 High School GPA
Community volunteer, three-sport athlete, achievment award recipient

Katie Blaesser
College of Architecture and Environmental Design
from Santa Cruz, California
4.27 GPA, Valedictorian
National Merit Commended Scholar, AP Scholar

Rose Clarke
College of Agriculture from Cambria, California
4.25 high school GPA
Two-sport athlete, drama club

Christiane Kragel
Orfalea College of Business from Chico, California
4.05 high school GPA
Community volunteer,
student government and two-sport athlete

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