Class Notes

College of Science and Mathematics


Isaiah-Ilori-Yoshihiko-Kitamura1< Isaiah Ilori (Agricultural Engineering, ’67, right) recently returned to visit his alma mater for the first time in 48 years after an eventful career as an agricultural engineer in his native Nigeria. At Cal Poly, he reunited with his classmate Yoshihito Kitamura (Mathematics and Agricultural Engineering, ’68, left), who was visiting from Nagano, Japan.


Jim Roach (Chemistry, ’78) writes: “Cal Poly holds a special place for me. I met my wife, Janie (Education, ’78) there. All of our children graduated from Cal Poly: Stacie (Child Development, ’07) is now working in the health profession, Kyle (Political Science, ’09) is a teacher and head volleyball coach at Burbank High School; and Molly (Child Development, ’12) is teaching English at a school in the Dominican Republic. I have been working at the Huntsman Corp., a large chemical company, for 20 years.”


Manny Bautista (Physical Education, ’82) served as a Team USA track and field staff member when the team captured the Golden Baton at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Relays Championship. The trophy is awarded to the
country with the best overall score.

Tracy (Johnston) Sturm (Environmental & Systematic Biology, ’83) became a tenured professor of mathematics at Palomar College in San Marcos, Calif.


Michelle Suzanne Mould (Liberal Studies, ’11; Credential, ’12) is a teacher with Child Development Inc., which operates 139 infant/toddler, preschool and after-school programs throughout California. Mould is being featured on her company’s website for her STEM work with kindergarteners. Read about her work at

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