Class Notes

College of Science and Mathematics

Jack Suttich (Math, ’57) worked in telecommunications for 25 years. He also spent time in Alaska and did some contract work. Suttich has had a great life, with five children, six grandkids, and one great grandkid. He still sails his Catalina 27 and hopes to continue doing as well as he is at 85.


Richard (Dick) Mannini (Physical Education, ’59) received the Legacy Award from the Football Alumni Chapter of the St. Mary’s College Alumni Association. The award was presented at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif., on July 30, 2016. Mannini was inducted into the St. Mary’s College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008 for achievements in coaching. He was inducted into Cal Poly’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010.


Jackie Levine-Navarro (Environmental and Systematic Biology, ’89) celebrated her 25th year of wildlife education with her company, Wild Wonders, formed in 1991. Levine-Navarro settled in San Diego County to fill a need for grassroots wildlife and environmental education for underserved youth. The company has grown into one of the foremost wildlife education organizations in the country, traveling internationally with their animal ambassadors to inspire greater stewardship of the environment.


Michael Flores (Biological Sciences, ’98) finished editing a feature film for Netflix. “The Most Hated Woman in America,” a biopic about activist Madalyn Murray O’Hair, is produced by Elizabeth Banks and stars Melissa Leo and Peter Fonda. It will be released later this year.


Zachary Epperson (Biology, ’13) just finished graduate school at UC Santa Cruz with a master’s in education and a California teacher’s credential. He is teaching this fall at Aptos High School in Aptos, Calif.


Kathryn Webb (Biology, ’14) finished her first year as a graduate student toward her doctorate of physical therapy degree at Northwestern University. She began her first rotation of clinicals in summer 2016.

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