Humboldt State University Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter

September 2018

$135K Gift From ‘SpongeBob’ Creator

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HSU alum and creator of ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Stephen Hillenburg and his wife have established an endowment to support student research in marine biology, oceanography, and marine fisheries.

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Making Theater more Accessible

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Evan Hatfield (‘03, Studio Art) has become a leader in the growing world of theater accessibility, breaking down barriers between the theater and the audience.

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We caught up with new students and their families on Move-in Day.

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Y.E.S. Turns 50

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Youth Educational Services, HSU’s student-led volunteer organization, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a reception Friday, Oct. 5 and a volunteer project Saturday, Oct. 6. Find out more information and register here.

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Save the Date

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Mark your calendars for Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 5-7. More details coming soon! »

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.

In 1915, who donated 51 acres for the site of Humboldt State’s permanent campus?

  • A) William Preston and the Union Water Company
  • B) L.K. Wood, first Humboldt County clerk
  • C) William Carson, lumber baron
  • D) Hiram Johnson and the Pacific Lumber Company

Last month’s quiz asked, “Nelson Hall was the first...?”
Congratulations to Richard Ransom (‘53, Wildlife) for submitting the correct answer and winning the drawing: Co-ed residence hall.

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Stephanie Lane (’04 & ’16)
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Megan Krapf (’11)
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