In Memoriam

Remembering Cal Poly Students Who Have Passed Away


Daniel Maerowitz

The Aerospace Department and Office of the Dean of Students invite the campus community to gather, honor and celebrate Daniel Maerowitz. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. in the Advanced Technology Lab (ATL), located in Building 7.

If you have photos you would like to share, please email them to There will also be an opportunity to share stories and memories. We will have white note cards that you can write on to share with his family. 

Daniel's burial took place in San Francisco on Sunday, Oct. 13. Daniel's family is holding a memorial service at the Jewish Community Center in Long Beach on Sunday, Oct. 20. If you wish to attend, please register at memorial service will be open to all who want to show, by way of attendance, their love and friendship for Daniel and to be among others who have and will continue to experience a sense of loss without Daniel as a part of their life.

Our office is here to support you. Please see the available counseling services below for students and employees.

Nicole A. Scalone

A celebration of life event was held for Nicole on July 27 at the Woodmark Hotel Marina Room in Kirkland, WA. Please visit the Remembering Nicole Scalone Facebook group.


Michael Kullman

Jordan Grant

Community Support

When a student passes away, the Office of the Dean of Students serves as the campus liaison for families, friends and the Cal Poly community. We are here to support all members of the Mustang family during times of mourning.

Our support includes:

  • Organizing grief support for impacted students, faculty and staff
  • Providing guidance and resources for families of students
  • Notifying appropriate university officials
  • Assisting with the development of memorial funds or donations
  • Coordinating university memorial services

If you are seeking support or are made aware of a student death, please contact our office at 805-756-0327 or

Counseling Services

Cal Poly is here to support you. Counseling services are available for students 24/7 by calling 805-756-2511 or visiting

Counseling services are also available for Cal Poly employees and their families through the Employee Assistance Program. To speak with a counselor, please call their 24-hour support hotline at 800-367-7474. More information can be found at

In these times of loss, please know that we care about each of you. If there are other ways in which we can support you, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 805-756-0327 or

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