SAN LUIS OBISPO — In October, Cal Poly Corporation sponsored Mustang News’ “100 Years of Delivering the News” celebration. The two-day event commemorated the 100th anniversary of student media at Cal Poly.

“We are proud to support student media and its vital role on campus,” said Lorlie Leetham, executive director for the Cal Poly Corporation.

As a Community Sponsor of the event, the corporation’s $3,000 donation supported audio visual, graphics and printed materials for the celebration. The sponsorship also contributed to the Journalism Endowment, which helps fund The Jim Hayes Symposium, a forum for advancing integrity in journalism and communication.

The anniversary celebration included a series of events over the course of the weekend –  featuring media experts, showcasing innovations in journalism and supporting student success in media. The Spotlight Gala featured keynote speaker and former Boston Globe editor, Ben Bradlee Jr., whose reporting inspired the Academy Award winning film, “Spotlight.”

At the gala, journalism faculty inducted four members into the Mustang Media Hall of Fame. Inductees included comic musician and Cal Poly graduate “Weird Al” Yankovic, three-time Pulitzer winning reporter George Ramos, former California Secretary of State Bruce McPherson and former Cal Poly President Robert E. Kennedy.

For more information on the celebration, visit

About Cal Poly

Founded in 1901 and part of the renowned California State University system since 1960, Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive polytechnic public university located in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Known for its Learn by Doing approach, small class sizes and open access to expert faculty, Cal Poly is a distinctive learning community whose 20,000 academically motivated students enjoy an unrivaled hands-on educational experience that prepares them to lead successful personal and professional lives.

About Cal Poly Corporation

Cal Poly Corporation is the non-profit auxiliary organization to Cal Poly, providing self-supporting, innovative, and high-quality services to the university and assisting the institution in achieving its educational mission. For additional information, visit or call 805-756-1451.

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