Humboldt State University Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter

December 2018

Remembering Stephen Hillenburg

Stephen Hillenburg

Spongebob Squarepants creator and Humboldt State alumnus Stephen Hillenburg passed away in November. Read about the talented alumnus and his journey in this 2006 article from HSU’s magazine.

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Marching Lumberjacks Celebrate 50 Years

Marching Lumberjacks

The Marching Lumberjacks celebrated 50 years with a reunion, bringing more than 250 current and alumni MLJs together on Nov. 3.

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Award Going Strong After 32 Years

Distinguished Alumni

David Kalb (‘76, Political Science), seen here with his wife Nancy, has been helping HSU students with the Kalb-Haston Award since 1986.

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Alum Promoted to Brigadier General

Gregory Day gets promoted

HSU alum Gregory Day (‘86, History) gets pinned during a promotion ceremony Nov. 4.

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Scholarship helps Student Study Global Warming

photo of Tharadet Man

Tharadet Man, recipient of the Malcolm Oliphant Scholarship in Marine Science, is earning his master’s degree in biology and is grateful for the opportunities the scholarship brings.

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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.

Help Get New Equipment for Rugby

Students at the library

HSU Men’s Rugby is in their 45th season and asking for help. They need to modernize their training equipment and increase resources for recruiting.

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The Gift of Joy

Winter wishes graphic

The Humboldt State community is stepping up for Humboldt County kids. Through Winter Wishes, staff, faculty, students, Humboldt County alumni, and community members are sponsoring more than 120 local children in need and buying gifts from their wish list. Presents will be wrapped and delivered Dec. 17. If you would like to help wrap presents join us Thursday, Dec. 13, noon to 3 p.m. in NHE 106 or Friday, Dec. 14, noon to 3 p.m. in NHE 113.

Thanks to all those who are giving!

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 first fraternity on campus?

  • A) Chi Phi
  • B) Delta Sigma Phi
  • C) Delta Phi Epsilon
  • D) Tau Kappa Epsilon

Last month’s quiz asked, “the inspiration for Lucky Logger, Humboldt’s mascot, came from what?” Congratulations to John Gaudet (‘98, Psychology) for submitting the correct answer and winning the drawing: A statue that once stood in the men’s gym.

Questions? Comments? Rants?

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