Everything has a History

Adam Holt - 2016 Tanner Scholarship winner Alex Garcia - 2016 Hennessy Award winner Joshua-Buck - Barnum winner 2016 Alumnus James Garrison (2014) Alumnus Sean Mitchell’s (2014) Sean Mitchell Victoria Munguia Nic Gunvaldson James Garrison Sydney Hinton Adam Hioki
Adam Holt was selected as the recipient of the 2016 Tanner Scholarship, established in memory William R. Tanner, professor of history at HSU from 1970 to 1999. Alex Garcia was selected as the recipient of the 2016 Hennessy Award, which honors a graduating senior who has demonstrated academic excellence. Joshua Buck received 1st place in the 2016 Barnum History Contest for his research paper on the downfall of the Northwestern Pacific railroad. Alumnus James Garrison (2014) authored a book about Rio Dell, in southern Humboldt County, for the Images of America series. Alumnus Sean Mitchell's (2014) senior research paper about Humboldt County railroads was accepted for publication in the winter 2014 edition of the Humboldt Historian periodical. Sean Mitchell, 2nd place in the Barnum History Contest, celebrating original historical research of Humboldt County Victoria Munguia, recipient of the 2013 Johnston-Aronoff Award, recognizing an outstanding student pursuing a career in teaching history at the K-12 level. Nic Gunvaldson, 3rd place in the Barnum History Contest, celebrating original historical research of Humboldt County. James Garrison, 1st place in the Barnum History Contest, celebrating original historical research of Humboldt County, and co-recipient of the William R. Tanner History Scholarship. Sydney Hinton, co-recipient of the 2013 William R. Tanner History Scholarship. Adam Hioki, winner of the 2013 Hennessey Award, given to a graduating history major who has demonstrated academic excellence.

If you think history is simply a record of names and dates, think again. Historians examine the complex ideas behind events of the past to help us understand the present and chart a more successful future. In a dynamic and ever-changing world, they are our modern-day guides.

At Humboldt State, we prepare our students with all the tools of the historian: critical thinking, high-tech research, project development, and excellent writing and presentation skills. Many of our students want to attend graduate school. Others know they want to teach or write.

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News & Announcements

History Club Movie Night: “Sicario” 

History Club Movie Night: “Traffic” 

Undergraduate History Conference and keynote address 

History Club Movie Night: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” 

History Club Movie Night