Everything has a History

Christopher Neller, runner-up for the 2019 Hennessey Award Mileena Maki, recipient of the 2019 Johnston-Aronoff Award Alex Garcia - 2016 Hennessy Award winner Joshua-Buck - Barnum winner 2016 Alumnus James Garrison (2014) Alumnus Sean Mitchell’s (2014)
Christopher Neller, runner-up for the 2019 Hennessey Award Mileena Maki, recipient of the 2019 Johnston-Aronoff Award 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.

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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