2011 Fall Newsletter

Alumni Update

Keep in touch with your fellow alums!


Thomas A. (Tom) Fortson

(1971 Industrial Technology, 1967-71 Men's Glee Club, World Famous Majors & Minors) - After living in Santa Cruz, Calif., for the last 25 years, we've joined the UCSC — that is, the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz — the largest Ukulele club in the world! I've been playing some of the songs that we sang at Cal Poly, and they sound pretty good. My wife, Stefanie, tells me that anyway! Does anyone still have the sheet music to Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening?" I've been trying to reconstruct it from memory and need some help.

I've been in touch with Steve Hastings (Glee Club and Majors & Minors) and would love to reconnect with more from the 1967-71 era.

David P. Grow

(1975 Electronics Engineering, 1970-75 Marching Band, Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, Orchestra) - Spent six and a half years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an electronic warfare officer for which I flew the EA-6B (a four-seat aircraft), spent eight years in the fields of electrical engineering and program management, and more than 22 years in federal civil service as an engineer, project manager and supervisor. I sing and teach vocal music in church, and practice trombone irregularly. Preparing to retire at end of 2011 with plans to increase instrumental practice and join a local group.

William (Bill) A. Holland

(1969 Architectural Engineering, 1966-69 Men's Glee Club) - Worked for the City of Los Angeles for 30 years as an architect and retired in 1999. Then worked as a consultant for an additional six years. For the last four years I've been involved in the Southern Crescent Chorale where I sing bass. Am married to Mary Bouyer Holland…my sweetheart!

Deborah Sheets Lancaster

(1976 Home Ec, 1973-76 University Singers, Chamber Singers, Music Board) - We moved from Silicon Valley to San Diego three years ago, so I'm back home and near my family again. Our older son just got married (to a musician!) and starts seminary in Boston this fall. Our younger son is pursuing an MFA in acting at UC Irvine. We are enjoying retirement. I enjoy quilting, he does photography, and life is good. Go, Mustangs!