Humboldt State University Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter

December 2019

Finding Their Way 50 Years Later

Vince Engle, Howard Labrie, Mark Byers, Don Makela & Fred Leoni Leon, Spain. September 2018

From left to right: Vince Engle, Howard Labrie, Mark Byers, Don Makela and Fred Leoni seen in Leon, Spain. These five alumni, who met 50 years ago at HSU, recount their 200-mile journey through Spain.

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Nursing Scholarship Honors Wife’s Lifetime of Care

black and white photo of Diana and Michael Berman during their younger days in the service

A love of education and helping those who need help most are legacies that Michael (‘64, Industrial Arts) and Diana Berman are leaving behind through the newly created Michael and Diana Berman Memorial Nursing Scholarship.

Read about the scholarship »

Winter Wishes

Winter wishes logo

More than 90 donors are sponsoring local children in need this holiday season through the Winter Wishes program. Thank you to all the staff, faculty, student, and alumni, and community members who bought gifts for 131 local children who are participating in the program! All gifts will be delivered to the children later this month.

More information about Winter Wishes  »

Nominate the Next Distinguished Alumni

Four  women receiving awards

Since 1960, HSU has honored alumni for their outstanding contributions to society, including 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient alumna Lisa William (‘92, Journalism and ‘96, English (Education)). Help us continue celebrating HSU’s excellence by nominating an alumnus or alumna for the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Read more about Distinguished Alumni  »

Nomination forms can be mailed to Alumni & Engagement, HSU, 1 Harpst Street, Arcata, California 95521 or emailed to, and must be received by Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.

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 Athletics just received their largest one-time gift ever. What was the amount of the donation?

  • A) $100,000
  • B) $250,000
  • C) $1,000,000
  • D) $13,000

Last month’s quiz asked, “Each year the J Cafeteria does a Harvest dinner for their residents and staff. How many pounds of turkey are served during that meal?” Congratulations to Nancy Artus (‘60, Botany) for submitting the correct answer and winning the drawing: 600 lbs.

Questions? Comments? Rants?

Nelson Hall East 112
1 Harpst St Arcata, CA 95521 or 707.826.3132

Stephanie Lane

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

Megan Krapf

Megan Krapf (’11)
Office of Alumni & Engagement