Humboldt State University Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter

November 2018

2018 Homecoming & Family Weekend

2018 Homecoming & Family Weekend

The Lumberjack community celebrated all things HSU at Homecoming & Family Weekend last month. A spirited crowd, decked in green and gold, cheered Football to a win over Simon Fraser, 23-16. The weekend was topped off with a fireworks display.

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Golden Graduates Celebrate 50 Years

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Forever Humboldt welcomed twelve HSU alumni from the classes of 1967 and 1968 to the ranks of Golden Graduates.

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Distinguished Alumni Visit Campus

Distinguished Alumni

This year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipients Craig Tucker (‘74, Zoology) and Jennifer Kho (‘99, Journalism) returned to campus recently to be recognized and to share their experiences with current HSU students.

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Scholarship Opens Door for Student

Photo of Savanna Deger

Savanna Deger, recipient of the Mark B. Rhea Natural Resources Interpretation Scholarship, says the scholarship has given her a chance to work in the community and help other Natural Resources majors.

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Flying in Hope

photo of Corabelle Esmailian

Alumnus Douglas Harding (’85, Geography) turned his love of flying into a mission of hope for sick children.

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Humboldt Magazine Fall 2018

Humboldt Alumni Magazine cover

The newest Humboldt Magazine is out! View and share it online. If you didn’t get it in the mail, please update your information.

Her Gift Honors Late Husband

Photo of Jean Shipman

Emeritus Professor’s wife Jean Shipman leaves $230k to soil science and natural resources endowments.

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Nominate the Next Distinguished Alumni

Distinguished Alumni - Corey Gray

Since 1960, HSU has honored alumni for their outstanding contributions to society, including 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient and ‘Made in the CSU’ featured alumnus Corey Gray (‘97, Physics & Applied Mathematics). Help us continue celebrating HSU excellence by nominating an alumnus or alumna for the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award.

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Nomination forms can be mailed to Alumni & Engagement, HSU, 1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521 or emailed to, and must be received by Friday, Jan. 11, 2019.

Your Gifts Support Students

Students at the library

A gift to the Humboldt Loyalty Fund reaches students across campus. Your gift could help remodel a lab, provide a student with an internship opportunity, and support shorebird research all at the same time. Humboldt Loyalty Fund allows HSU to take advantage of opportunities immediately, meet needs when they arise, and enhance the education of today's students.

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Winter Wishes

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Forever Humboldt is honored to once again organize and sponsor Winter Wishes, a program that helps staff, faculty, student, and Humboldt-area alumni sponsors buy gifts for local children in need.

Find out how you can become a Winter Wishes sponsor.

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.

The inspiration for Lucky Logger, Humboldt’s mascot, came from what?

  • A) A statue that once stood in the men’s gym
  • B) A cartoon by a student artist in the Lumberjack
  • C) A cartoon in Mad magazine
  • D) A humorous skit by theater students

Last month’s quiz asked, “Humboldt State’s first catalog promised a climate that would keep students...?” Congratulations to Stacey Gauger (‘02, Political Science) for submitting the correct answer and winning the drawing: Mentally keen and alert.

Questions? Comments? Rants?

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Stephanie Lane (’04 & ’16)
Office of Alumni & Engagement

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Megan Krapf (’11)
Office of Alumni & Engagement