Humboldt State University Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter

August 2019

Alumni in Long Beach

Alumni at the crabs game

Humboldt alumni had a chance to meet with the University's new president, Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr. at a recent event in Long Beach. They shared why Humboldt State is important to them, why their HSU experience was valuable, and some favorite memories from college. You can follow President Jackson on Instagram and Twitter @HSUPrez.

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Humboldt State at the Humboldt
County Fair

Alumni Update

Forever Humboldt will be at the Humboldt County Fair, and you’re invited to a fun-filled day in Ferndale. Get your picture taken with Lucky Logger, win prizes at the HSU tent in the grandstands, and enjoy all the fair has to offer.

Date: Saturday, August 24

Time: Noon - 6 p.m. (fair open to 10 p.m.)

Location: Humboldt County Fairgrounds,
1250 5th St., Ferndale, CA

Cost: $10 per person, which includes discounted entrance to the fair and a special "HSU at the Fair" t-shirt.

Register Today!

Building Teams to Power Silicon Valley’s Top Companies

A Graduate celebrating

As a journalism major at HSU, Sarah Collins Wagener realized the interview and research skills from her degree, along with her natural people skills, were a perfect fit for the job of recruiting talented professionals.

Read Sarah's story  »

Humboldt Crew Coach to Retire

Photo of Coach Meiggs and crew

After 25 seasons as head coach of the Humboldt State women’s rowing team, Robin Meiggs (‘91, Communications, ‘92, M.A. Physical Education) has announced she is retiring.

Read about Robin's retirement  »

Gift Means the World to Students

Benavides-Garb Family

Personal experiences inspired Rosame and Sarinal Benavides-Garb to create an International Travel Award to help students study abroad.

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Good Luck at Humboldt!

Group of studens sitting on the grass waving their hands

More than 250 new HSU students, their families, and alumni took part in the annual Student Send-off Picnics in Oakland, Sacramento, Anaheim, and San Diego. The picnics helped welcome new students before they make their way to campus and gave them the chance to hear from alumni about their college experiences.

Thank you to everyone who attended!

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Matching Gift Challenge! Student Adversity Fund

Students at graduation sitting with diplomas

HSU recently announced a matching gift challenge for the Student Adversity Fund. All gifts this year will be doubled, up to $50,000.

When you give to the Student Adversity Fund, you help students who are facing unexpected situations or emergencies that could derail their education. Make your gift today!

Learn more about the Fund  »

Graduating Debt-free Thanks to Scholarships

photo of Kyla Davenport

The Homer Balabanis Economics Scholarship not only helped Kayla Davenport through college, it helped set a positive path for her financial future.

Read more about the 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.

HSU offered courses in Home Economics until what year?

  • A) 1984
  • B) 1990
  • C) 1996
  • D) 2000

Last month’s quiz asked, “Humboldt State has had many names since its origin in 1913. Which is not a name once held by Humboldt State?” Congratulations to Greg Gearheart (’92, Environmental Resources Engineering) for submitting the correct answer and winning the drawing: Teaching College of Humboldt.


Questions? Comments? Rants?

Nelson Hall East 112
1 Harpst St Arcata, CA 95521
forever@humboldt.edu or 707.826.3132

Stephanie Lane

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

Megan Krapf

Megan Krapf (’11)
Office of Alumni & Engagement

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