The following contains excerpts from The Los Angeles Times
Michael Myvett ('07, Psychology) was recognized by friends and colleagues for his willingness to help others. Serving as a therapist at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders in Torrance, Calif., the past two years, he spent his time connecting to autistic children, and was known as an enthusiastic, animated person who made everyone feel comfortable. “He was able to connect with our kids on a level few others could and contributed to their well-being in such a positive and profound way,” said Kyle Farris, operations manager at the center.
Michael, 29, was traveling with his fiancée, Mattison Haywood, who also attended Humboldt State. Michael spent the last few moments of his life with Mattison, who was also among the crash victims. Michael had proposed marriage to Mattison on Christmas Day last year, outside the Louvre Museum in Paris, a meaningful place for the two art lovers.
Michael, who studied studio art at HSU, hoped to someday work as a cartoonist for Disney.