“We owe a lot to the university,“ says Lee. “We’ve had great satisfaction in our life with IU. And the greatest source of satisfaction has been, for me, teaching in the field.” But the Station is also woven into the fabric of the family. The Suttners’ children spent summers there as their father led groups of students out into the Tobacco Root Mountains of Montana. Today, those same children are adults whose fondest memories are of their summers in Montana. All of this fits nicely into Lee’s philosophy of teaching, “Never stop learning, never stop laughing, never stop loving,” he says. It’s a philosophy the Suttners have lived at IU, and in Montana.
Narrative excerpted from the IU Foundation website.