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Cal Poly Scholars and the Mustang Success Center

The Cal Poly Scholars program seeks to recruit and retain high-achieving students from California high schools while providing support through financial, academic and community resources.

As a university-wide program, the Cal poly Scholars program brings together a network of services including Student Academic Services, Admissions, Financial Aid & Scholarships, Mustang Success Center, participating academic colleges and other campus collaborators.

The Mustang Success Center provides proactive and intentional academic advising to all Cal Poly Scholars during their first two years of enrollment.

For more information about the program, please visit the Cal Poly Scholars website.

Mustang Success Center Advisors for Year 1 and Year 2 Cal Poly Scholars

Carly Head

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Carly Head

Cal Poly Scholars Years: All College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) students

Favorite Quote: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better” Maya Agelou

Dawin Whiten

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Dawin Whiten

Cal Poly Scholars Years: College of Engineering (CENG) students
last name A-O

Favorite Quote: "As important as it is to have a plan for doing work, it is perhaps more important to have a plan for rest, relaxation, self-care, and sleep."  –Akiroq Brost 

Annie Xiong

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Annie Xiong

Cal Poly Scholars Years: College of Liberal Arts (CLA) students last name Go-Z & College of Science and Mathematic (CSM) students

Favorite Quote: "Life is about choices."

Alicia Cruz

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Cal Poly Scholars Years:  All Orfalea College of Business (OCOB) & College of Engineering (CENG) students last name P-Z

Favorite Quote: "Do not fear going forward; fear only to stand still." - Chinese Proverb

Gina Salazar

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Danny Zavala


Cal Poly Scholars Years:  All College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) & College of Liberal Arts (CLA) students last name A-Ga

Favorite Quote: "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." -Milton Berle

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