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Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter - August 2016

Wil Franklin: Crafting Fine Wine in Humboldt County

Wil Franklin: Crafting Fine Wine in Humboldt County

Wil Franklin is a Northern California winemaker who’s been using an old-world approach to craft fine wines in Humboldt County. He owes the depth of his knowledge to the education he received at Humboldt.

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Go Ahead. Go Humboldt.


Do you know any students who belong at Humboldt State University?

Oct. 1 marked the beginning of the priority application period for students who want to attend in Fall 2017. Applications are being accepted from first-time freshmen, upper-division transfer students (60+ transferable units), returning students, veterans, international students, and graduate students.

Most students, including new freshmen, need to apply by Nov. 30, 2016.

Find out more about why students should consider HSU. For more information, visit the HSU Admissions website.

Eureka Trucker’s Parade—Join Us!

trucker parade

The annual Trucker’s Parade in Eureka is a Humboldt County holiday tradition. Forever Humboldt is looking for local alumni to help decorate and ride on HSU’s bus. The parade takes place Saturday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. with a decoration party at HSU on Friday afternoon. To join the fun, contact us at forever@humboldt.edu or 707-826-3132.


HSU's 2016 Homecoming & Family Weekend and Golden Grad Brunch

HSU Golden Grad

Homecoming & Family Weekend on Flickr

HSU Golden Grad

Golden Grad Brunch on Flickr

Legendary HSU Basketball Coach Dies

Tom Wood

Alumni and community supporters gathered in Lumberjack Arena to remember Tom Wood, the longtime men's basketball coach who passed away in August. He was 68.

Sports writers say Wood built HSU's men's basketball program into one of the most consistent winners in the West region.

In memory of Wood, current men's head coach Steve Kinder has dedicated the 2016-17 season. Players will wear a black patch with 'TW463' signifying Wood's 463 career wins with the program. A scholarship fund is also being established in his and his wife’s honor.

More about Wood's career at HSU
More about the Tom and Lauretta Wood Memorial Men's Basketball Fund »

The HSU community also recently lost alumnus and employee Cary Belak, who worked with many HSU students in the Educational Talent Search TriO program.

As an HSU student, Belak was a member of the Marching Lumberjacks—through which he met some of his lifelong friends—and graduated in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems. He joined Talent Search in 1992 and is remembered as a loyal friend with a good sense of humor.

Read more about Cary »

Humboldt Quiz

Show how much you know about Humboldt State and win great Humboldt prizes. Just click the answer button to respond. Those sending correct responses to this month's question will be entered in a drawing for a Humboldt Alumni sweatshirt.

Forever Humboldt hosts the Fall Grad Reception on Dec. 9. Where will it be held?

  • A) The West Gym in the Forbes Complex
  • B) The Kate Buchanan Room in the University Center
  • C) The University Banquet Room in the University Center
  • D) The Great Hall above the College Creek Market Place
Submit an Answer

Congratulations to Patty Carlon Kushner
(’83, Teaching Credential), winner of last month’s Forever Humboldt Quiz!

Questions? Comments? Rants?

Nelson Hall East 112
1 Harpst St Arcata, CA 95521

forever@humboldt.edu or 707.826.3132

Stephanie Lane

Stephanie Lane (’04 & ’16)
Office of Alumni & Engagement

Vanessa Gonsalves

Vanessa Gonsalves (’14)
Office of Alumni & Engagement


Jarad Petroske (’06)
HSU Marketing & Communications