Having trouble viewing this email?
View it in your browser

Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter

HSU Honors 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners!

Alumni Update

Left to right: Kellie Johnson, Ken Pimlott, and
Michael Rains

Youtube: 2017 HSU Honors Dinner Highlights


Kellie Johnson (’93, Political Science) Kellie Johnson has had a long career fighting for social justice and equality, having having served most recently as assistant disciplinary counsel at the Oregon State Bar.

Ken Pimlott (’88, Forest Resource Management) Ken Pimlott is currently the director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the highlight of a career that began 33 years ago as a reserve firefighter in Contra Costa County, California.

Michael T. Rains (’68, Forestry Management, ’71 Watershed Management) A widely respected leader in linking environmental health with community stability, Michael Rains led a career that spanned nearly half a century with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service.

Read more »

Remembering Student David Josiah Lawson

David Josiah Lawson

The HSU community recently came together to celebrate the life of 19-year-old student David Josiah Lawson, who was killed Saturday, April 15. Family members and those who knew Josiah remember him as a caring and charismatic person. “I’m sad and I’m heartbroken but I know that the last two years that he was here, he was loved. And I see it from everyone that’s here,” said his mother Michelle-Charmaine Lawson. Josiah and his family remain in our thoughts.

Photos from Lawson's Celebration of Life

News Updates From HSU

HSU Downtown Brings Students to Arcata’s Hotspots

HSU Downtown

Over the last year, Forever Humboldt made a big effort to connect students with the broader community through ‘HSU Downtown.’ It included hundreds of students dancing the night away at three DJ events at the Arcata Theatre Lounge and Humboldt Brews, and six evenings of new-release movies at the Minor Theater. All events were free due in part to alumni support.

Forever Humboldt Alumni Crabs Game

What shouts summer more than hot dogs and baseball? Forever Humboldt hopes you’ll be a part of our annual picnic at the Humboldt Crabs game on Friday, June 30, at the Arcata Ballpark. Stay tuned for more information in next month’s newsletter and at forever.humboldt.edu.

Stay on Campus this Summer

HSU Downtown

Come visit HSU! Humboldt State offers Alumni affordable rentals in residence hall rooms during the summer. Spaces are available from June 1 through August 8, 2017.

Reservations will be open May 1.

More info  »

Updates From Campus

» Students Bring Consent Culture to Residence Halls

» Bonding Chemistry Students With Success

Volunteer at Commencement

On May 13 HSU hosts its annual commencement ceremonies and Forever Humboldt is seeking volunteers to help out in the Alumni Tent. We’ll be helping new graduates register with Forever Humboldt and selling HSU gear. If you’d like to help out, email forever@humboldt.edu for more details.

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 Forever Humboldt gift.

What does this year’s Outstanding Student Abigail Petersen study?

  • A) Chemistry
  • B) Biology
  • C) Forestry
  • D) Fisheries Biology
Submit an Answer

Congratulations to Laurel Eschen ('13, International Studies) winner of last month’s quiz!

Questions? Comments? Rants?

Come Visit Us!
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