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Marni Goldenberg receives CAFES Outstanding Researcher Award

Jul 24, 2015

It is our sincere pleasure to announce Dr. Marni Goldenberg received the CAFES Outstanding Researcher Award.  Her accomplishments include numerous publications, reports, and presentations at the state, national, and international levels.   

Cal Poly Professor Served on Sunset Magazine Travel Awards Advisory Board

Jul 24, 2015

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Bill Hendricks, professor and head of Cal Poly’s Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration Department, recently served on an inaugural advisory board for the Sunset Magazine Travel Awards. 

Cal Poly Professors and Coaches look forward to NRPTA's 50th Academic Quiz Bowl Competition

Jul 24, 2015

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Brian Greenwood, Professor and Bill Hendricks, Professor and Department Head of Cal Poly’s Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration [RPTA] Department, will again lead the academic quiz bowl competition’s favored team on September 17, 2015 to the 2015 National Recreation & Park Association [NRPA] Academic Quiz Bowl Competition for the 50th annual NRPA Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Jackie receives award

Jacquelynne Garcia Named Cal Poly 2013-14 and State Outstanding Student Employee of the Year

Jul 8, 2015

RPTA senior Jackie Garcia garners both Cal Poly and state awards

Congratulations to Jacquelynne (Jackie) Garcia, a senior RPTA major! Jackie was named Cal Poly's 2013-14 Outstanding Student Employee of the Year (OSEY). Garcia was unanimously selected from 34 nominees. She has been an employee in the Agricultural Education & Communication Department for two years. Those who nominated Jackie said she is "reliable, flexible, and greets every task with a smile and infectious laugh." Her work is top quality and handled professionally, and she takes advantage of numerous leadership opportunities. Her nomination was also forwarded on to state and regional competitions and she won at the state level! Read more in the Summer 2014 edition of The Report.

Jerusha and Brian Greenwood receive awards

Congratulations to Professors Jerusha and Brian Greenwood

Jul 8, 2015

Jerusha was awarded the Outstanding Advisor Award, and Brian was awarded New Faculty – Outstanding Teaching Award at the 2014 College of Agriculture, Food, & Environmental Sciences awards banquet.

On June 4th, the College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences convened for the annual faculty and staff awards banquet, and despite the relatively small size of the Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration department when compared to peer departments, RPTA faculty and staff again had a major presence. This year, the Greenwood's were the toast of the evening. Jerusha Greenwood won the Outstanding Advisor Award, and Brian Greenwood brought home the New Faculty – Outstanding Teaching Award. Both faculty were nominated by their colleagues, and we as a department are proud of their contributions and accomplishments. Congratulations, Drs. Greenwood!



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