Humboldt State University Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter

August 2017 Newsletter

Alumni Profile

Daniel Mandell: Award-Winning Professor with a Passion for Native American History

Daniel Mandell, History Professor at Truman State University in Missouri. Winner of the 2016 Missouri Humanities Award for his work on the cultures of Native American Tribes.

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Updates From Campus

alumni awarded

Alum Awarded Switzer Environmental Fellowship for Environmental and Cultural Study of Tule

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Volunteer Opportunity

Alumni Needed! Talk to New Students on Move-In Day

Students will be moving into the campus residence halls soon and we’d love if you could help share your knowledge of HSU with them and their families on Aug. 16. Forever Humboldt will host an alumni speaker panel, and if you’re interested in participating, please let us know by emailing

Class Notes

Share Your Class Note!

Share news about the important changes in your life—like a career move, marriage, baby, community work, etc.

Latest Class Notes

Ian Thomas McDonald, 1998 Art, will soon celebrate his 10 year wedding anniversary with HSU alumna,Natalie Covert, 1997 Art. The couple’s daughter, Haddie, is turning 4 years old, and McDonald is starting a new job running the Ceramics department at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.

Daniel C. Hernandez, 1984 Recreation Administration, recently announced his retirement from the field of parks, recreation, and leisure services. For the past six years, he was director of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services for Culver City, Calif. After completing his bachelor’s degree, Hernandez began his full-time career with the City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department in 1985, overseeing youth sports and special events. In 1996, while serving as Director of Community Services for the City of Carpinteria, he completed his Master’s of Public Administration at CSU Northridge. Hernandez has been a presenter and speaker at both the state and national level.

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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 Forever Humboldt gifts.

Alumna Irene Vasquez recently won a fellowship to study tule. What is tule in this context?

  • A) Subspecies of elk
  • B) Type of fog
  • C) Wetland rush
  • D) Species of beetle

Congratulations to Tom Peters (‘72, Psychology) winner of last month’s quiz!

Questions? Comments? Rants?

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