Class Notes

College of Science and Mathematics

JensenFred Jensen (Mathematics ’62) has been retired since 2001 and is now living in Sparks, Nev. He hasa closet full of Cal Poly gear but believes University of Nevada shirts may take over his closet, as his granddaughter is attending there on a softball scholarship. Nevertheless, he considers his time at Cal Poly one of the five best things in his life.

Bob Erbland (BS Physcial Education ’64, MS Physical Education ’69) retired after 28 years of teaching and coaching football, wrestling, track and field and youth soccer. He is now living in Pleasant Hill with his wife, Lee, and is the proud father of Jill and Kyle.

Michael McGinnis (Biological Sciences ’66) is presently teaching at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas.

RoachJim Roach (Chemistry ’78) celebrated the Independence Day with his two granddaughters. Jim’s wife, Janie Roach (Education ’78), and three of their children, are all Cal Poly grads.


Cheryl Pater (Biological Sciences ’88) bought her first house and is celebrating three years working at University of California, Davis, as a trainer and safety specialist.

Lauren Reiff Covert (Home Economics ’91) is the founder and principal designer at Decorum Studio, a real estate design, staging and marketing firm based in Sacramento.

HartopFrancesca Hartop (Microbiology ’92) founded Portsmouth STEM Academy, a private, non-profit K-12 school in a small disadvantaged city in Southern Ohio. Completing its third year, the school has surpassed all expectations and held its first graduation ceremony. Francesca is an expert in healthcare reimbursement and serves as CEO of Zebu Compliance, a company she founded. This allowed her to fund the start-up construction and operational expenses for the school, which is now financially self-sustaining and preparing to offer affiliations to allow other communities to build on the model.

David Vieler (Biological Sciences ’96) has been serving as chief of staff for the senior executive vice president of GE Digital’s IIOT Cloud Platform. In August 2017, he helped open the GE Digital office at the Cal Poly Technology park on campus. The office will serve as a business office and training center for GE Digital employees and Cal Poly students.

Kyle Gillette (Kinesiology ’05) is a certified life coach through the John Maxwell Team and a certified DiSC personality profile practitioner. He looks forward to this new phase in his career as he continues to help leaders add value and make significant changes in the world.

Lauren Ingle (Liberal Studies ’14) has a new position with Lockheed Martin Aerospace as a property analyst.

WhalenSara Whalen (Kinesiology ’15) recently started graduate school at University of California, Davis, and is studying to become a physician assistant.

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