Humboldt State University Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter

May 2018

Congratulations to our 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners!

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Corey Gray (‘97, Physics & Applied Mathematics) is a lead operator for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory in Washington and is part of a group of researchers that discovered the existence of gravitational waves produced by two colliding black holes, marking a major discovery for the fields of physics and astronomy.

Jennifer Kho (‘99, Journalism) has made her mark in journalism as a reporter, editor, and newsroom leader for major news outlets, and is currently the managing editor of the HuffPost. Before that, she was managing editor of the Guardian US.

Eliberto “Eddie” Ramos (‘99, Sociology) is a Psychiatric Social Worker for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s Court Linkage Program. Serving as a bridge between the courts, the community, and clients in the L.A. criminal justice system, he works on alternative sentencing and rehabilitation plans for adult offenders.

Tim Rine (‘97, Business Administration) is the executive director of the North Coast Clinics Network, a consortium of community health centers that support vulnerable and underserved residents in Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties. Under Rine’s leadership, NCCN became a recognized leader in California for its regional coordination of quality rural health care.

Craig Tucker (‘74, Zoology) is recognized as a leader in warmwater aquaculture and is considered by many as the father of the catfish industry. Tucker’s research helped the catfish industry grow from a local farming activity to the largest producer of cultured seafood in the United States.

Brandie Wilson (‘09, Sociology, ‘11, M.A. Sociology) is founder and executive director of the Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction, which seeks to improve Humboldt County’s overall rating on the Healthy Communities Index.

Alex Cappa is off to Tampa Bay

Alex Cappa football photo

Congratulations to HSU’s Alex Cappa! He was recently picked in the 3rd round of the NFL Draft.

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Giving so Students Can Learn Diplomacy

Donor Update

Fund helps break down financial barriers for students hoping to participate in the conference about world of diplomacy, negotiation, and decision making.

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The Lion in the Tree

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HSU alum and botanist, Connie Rutherford (‘84, Biology) has dedicated more than three decades to the recovery of rare plants in southern and central California, some of which teetered on the edge of extinction in the 1980s. “I realized that we have a better chance to conserve our wild landscapes, and I knew I had to be part of that effort.” (Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife)

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Recognizing Outstanding Students

Lynn Jones - Owner of Just My Type Letterpress

Special thank you to HSU alum and owner of Just My Type Letterpress Lynn Jones for speaking at the 2018-2019 Outstanding Student Awards Ceremony April 11. She did a great job representing HSU alumni!

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Summer Stay: Now Taking Reservations

Summer Stay - HSU College Creek

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, 2018.

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Volunteer at Commencement

Volunteer at Commencement

Saturday, May 12 is Commencement, 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 or call 707.826.3132.

Updates From Campus

» 2017-18 Outstanding Faculty Honored

Take the Humboldt Quiz

How much do you know about Humboldt State? You could 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.

What was the name of the first university newspaper?

  • A) The Stormer
  • B) The Foghorn
  • C) The Hilltopper
  • D) The Lumberjack

Last month’s quiz asked, “Which HSU building was the first in the CSU system to be LEED-gold certified for its eco-friendly features?” Congratulations to Nicole Stathis (‘12, Sociology) for submitting the correct answer and winning the drawing: Behavioral & Social Sciences.

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