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Written by Theresa-Marie Wilson

Theresa-Maria Wilson has been a journalist covering the North Coast and South County area for over 20 years. She is also the founder of Cat Noir CC and is currently working on a novel.

April 2, 2024

Join Central Coast State Parks Association Board 

Are you looking to support San Luis Obispo’s State Parks in a meaningful way? 

The Central Coast State Parks Association (CCSPA) is looking for board members! CCSPA has supported San Luis Obispo County’s State Parks for nearly 50 years, and are looking for like-minded individuals to continue the legacy of environmental stewardship on the Central Coast.

As a board member of CCSPA, folks are asked to make the following commitments:

• Serve a full term (2 years)

• Attend meetings as scheduled

• Support and assist staff in fundraising efforts

• Attend CCSPA sponsored events

• Assist in recruitment of new members, donors and sponsors

• Provide budget and financial oversight

Find the informational packet at centralcoastparks.org/board-service/. For any questions or concerns, contact Executive Director Sierra Emrick at sierra@centralcoastparks.org or (805) 548-0391.

Poly Announces New Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center

Cal Poly today announced plans for the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Student Success Center, a new facility aimed at expanding the career and personal development opportunities available to students. 

 Named after philanthropists and entrepreneurs Lynda and Stewart Resnick, co-founders of The Wonderful Company, the center honors their $20 million lead gift supporting the facility and their long-standing commitment for quality education.

The Resnicks’ philanthropy includes historic gifts to local institutions, including Caltech, UC Davis, and Fresno State, among others. They’ve focused transformational efforts in California’s Central Valley, where they support paradigm-changing work in education, community engagement, and health and wellness. 

The 25,000 square-foot Lynda and Stewart Resnick Student Success Center will feature a professional development center for career services, programs that support Cal Poly’s growing numbers of first-generation students, and student diversity and belonging cultural centers. 

“We have worked closely with Cal Poly for over 20 years through our Wonderful Scholars program and know it to be a tremendous educational environment that we are proud to continue to support,” said the Resnicks. “This program will ensure first-generation students have access to the resources, collaboration and learning tools to help empower them to build successful lives and careers and make meaningful contributions to the world.” 

The Student Success Center will provide space for more student advisors, along with three times the office, counselor and professional recruiting space for Career Services, and Student Diversity and Belonging cultural centers.  

The Resnicks are already stalwart supporters of student success at Cal Poly through their College Success Scholar Program. Created and funded by the Resnicks, this flagship program currently provides scholarships up to $30,000 for 82 Cal Poly students from the Central Valley and helps them prepare for, pay for, and persist through college.

 The Wonderful Company is a privately held $6 billion global company dedicated to harvesting health and happiness around the world. Its iconic brands include FIJI Water, POM Wonderful, WonderfulPistachios, JUSTIN, Landmark and Lewis Cellars® wines. To learn more about The Wonderful Company, visit www.wonderful.com. To learn more about their Corporate Social Responsibility, visit https://csr.wonderful.com/.

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