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Humboldt Alumni Newsletter — February 2014

Recent Happenings

Arcata Road Show Las Vegas Centennial Roadshow
HSU Centennial Beer Showcase at HumBrews Burbank Centennial Roadshow
Sacramento Centennial Roadshow Washington D.C. Centennial Roadshow
Philadelphia Centennial Roadshow Chicago Centennial Roadshow
HSU Centennail Beer Showcase at Siren Song San Francisco Centennial Roadshow

Centennial Roadshows Reach Finale

After some 25 Centennial Roadshow Stops, the final event pulled into Arcata for the grand finale at the Arcata Theatre Lounge. The capstone event drew hundreds who shared in celebrating HSU’s history and dined on delectable from Humboldt Made producers and growers. Stay tuned for more Alumni events in your area, and if you’re on the North Coast, plan on joining us for the Dance of the Century, part of Founders Day, Friday, April 25, on the HSU campus.

New HSU President

Alumni Profiles

Alum Takes Reins at Sacramento Bee’s Opinion Pages

Dan Mroain In the world of journalism – that ever-evolving entity that keeps an eye on the greater world for us – Dan Morain (’77, Journalism) plays a prime role. From his seat in the capital of the wealthiest and most influential state in the union, Morain takes a good, hard look at everything from business practices to social issues, from the minimum wage to the mental health system. Read More »

From Dirt to Draft, HSU Alum Brews Sustainable Success


On Mondays and Tuesdays, Jacob Pressey (’10, Environmental Science) tends his crops in Alton and McKinleyville. On the other five days, he transforms his labor into liquid refreshment, and serves it to a growing clientele. Read More »

Thank Your For Your Feedback! Alum Survey Reveals Strong Support for HSU

alumni survey

In 2012, Humboldt State asked its alumni to participate in an Alumni Attitudes Survey to gauge the perceptions of the HSU Alumni program. The results were incredibly positive. Alumni like you are deeply committed to HSU, report that attending HSU was a great decision and are likely to promote the university to others. But we did hear that younger Alumni want even more information about ways to connect with campus through Alumni events, volunteer service and more.

Read the full analysis at Humboldt State NOW »

Updates From Campus

Campus Launches Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences
Adapted Physical Education Program Meets State Need
Concussion Research Program Works to Protect Humboldt’s Athletes
HSU Provost Robert Snyder to Retire

Own a Piece of Humboldt State History

Matted print

For a limited time, the Humboldt State Alumni Office is selling woodcut prints of Founders Hall. This handmade print commemorates HSU’s Centennial Year. Each original, signed woodcut print is available for purchase through Humboldt Alumni.
Just 100 were made.
Visit the Alumni Store at alumni.humboldt.edu to purchase.

Proceeds support the student experience through the Humboldt Loyalty Fund

Humboldt Quiz

Show how much you know about Humboldt State and 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 a Humboldt Alumni sweatshirt.

Centennial Speaker Series presenter James Balog will feature what topic?

Tropical Rain Forests

Submit a Answer

Congratulations to Robin Gordon (’82 Business Administration), winner of the most recent Humboldt Quiz!

Questions? Comments? Rants?

We'd like to hear from you:
alumni@humboldt.edu or 707.826.3132

Address: Nelson Hall East 112
1 Harpst St Arcata, CA 95521

Christy Khattab

Christy Khattab (’95)
Humboldt Alumni Office


Jarad Petroske ('06)
HSU Marketing & Communications