Humboldt State University Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter

October 2018

Homecoming & Family Weekend!

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Pack your green and gold gear and head to Humboldt for Homecoming & Family Weekend, Friday, Oct. 5 - Sunday, Oct. 7. Connect with family, reconnect with alumni, and see campus again. And don’t forget about the tailgate party!

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President Rossbacher to Retire from CSU

President Rossbacher at Graduation

Early this month HSU President Lisa Rossbacher announced she will retire from the California State University system after the 2018-19 academic year. “This was not an easy decision, as I very much enjoy being part of this campus community,” she said in a message to the campus community.

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30 Years of Smullin Scholarships

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Over the last three decades, the Patricia D. & William B. Smullin Scholarship has provided more than 200 scholarships to creative and innovative HSU students.

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Redwood Hall Forever

Redwood Hall Alumni

Redwood Hall alumni recently met at Humboldt State to celebrate almost 50 years since they called the residence hall home.

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Scholarship Awarded to Aspiring Educator

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Corabelle Esmailian, who is double majoring in liberal studies/elementary education and mathematics education, is the recipient of the Thelma and Kasper Ingebritson Scholarship. She says she hopes to become an elementary school teacher and ignite a passion of learning in others.

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HSU Student Success Scholarship

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Since the HSU Student Success Scholarship was established in fall 2015 more than $60,000 in scholarships have been awarded to dozens of HSU students! Donors’ gifts are combined to help provide as many scholarships as possible. This means a gift of $50 could fill a gap in funding and help keep a student in school. A gift of $1,000 could fund an entire scholarship!

Learn more about the HSU Student Success Scholarship »



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.

Humboldt State’s first catalog promised a climate that would keep students...

  • A) “Sharp and awake”
  • B) “Studying in the library”
  • C) “Mentally keen and alert”
  • D) “Comfortably cool and attentive”

Last month’s quiz asked, “In 1915, who donated 51 acres for the site of Humboldt State’s permanent campus?” Congratulations to Max Fletcher (‘65, General Education) for submitting the correct answer and winning the drawing: William Preston and the Union Water Company.


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Office of Alumni & Engagement

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