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Humboldt Alumni Newsletter - July 2014

Alumni Picnic at the Humboldt Crabs

alumni at Crabs game

Nearly 100 Humboldt Alumni came out to the Arcata Ballpark to watch the Humboldt Crabs beat the San Francisco Seals 10 to 1. A picnic and raffle prizes, featuring dozens of Humboldt Made specialty items, kept things going while everyone had a great time.

See all the photos from this event on Flickr »

A Farewell to President Richmond


June 30 marked President Rollin Richmond's last day in office as he makes way for incoming President Lisa Rossbacher to take over as head of the university. Richmond arrived on campus in 2002 and led HSU through big gains in enrollment, the launching of several wide-ranging initiatives and improvements to campus.

Read the full story on his presidency at magazine.humboldt.edu »

Social Buzz

Facebook, LinkedIn and Flickr offer great opportunities to connect with HSU Alumni. Recently we asked our Facebook community members what their favorite memories of Humboldt were. Here are some of your answers:

Andrea Tyler Private-school size at a state-school price, excellent Government & Politics (Political Science) program, rural (amazing!) setting, clubs and orbs (YES! House/G.P.A.!), access to resources and professors as an undergrad.

Brittney Cathey-Adams I still didn't know what I wanted in my life but I knew the Art and Journalism departments were fantastic. And sure enough that Studio Art BA set me up for my newly acquired MFA just perfectly!

Patrick Brunmeier I chose Humboldt for soooo many reasons.

Diane Rocha I followed my husband up there. We have so many wonderful memories of Humboldt and Arcata. If I had to do it all over again, I'd do it in a second. we dream of retiring there someday!

Nina Griesert My art teacher at Berkeley High 1982 said I should move to Humboldt and marry a farmer. Also my photography teacher suggested taking classes from Tom Knight. He was fantastic.

Martin Colon My choices were Cal State LA, Long Beach State or Humboldt. Needed to get as far away from home, South Central, but still be in California. So Humboldt it was and it's the best decision I've made in my life as a young person.

Tom Langkau I transferred from UCLA: wanted to escape the city and classes with 500 students in them. I also met my wife of 32 years there and I just enjoyed living behind the "Redwood Curtain!"

Alumni Profiles

Kristen Miller – Best Selling Author Finds Niche in the Supernatural

Kristin Miller Miller, who has published 15 novels since she began writing in 2008, achieved a milestone when Crazy in Love, part of the Lucky Seven Bad Boys box set, made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Read More »

Julie Brusaw – Roadway Plans Gaining Traction

Andy White Julie Brusaw ('91, Psychology) and her husband Scott are paving the way to a more sustainable future. Read More »

Updates From Campus

Psychology Professor Wins Fulbright to Croatia
HSU's Violence Prevention Work Recognized as Model
Team Uncovers Evidence of Past Tsunamis in California

Recent Campus Achievements

Faculty William Reynolds, Psychology
Psychology Professor William Reynolds has received a lifetime achievement award from the American Psychological Association. The award is granted to those who demonstrate a sustained program of scholarship of exceptional quality throughout their career. For the past 32 years, Reynolds' research has focused in part on developing methods and procedures to assist school psychologists in catching students before they fall in life-threatening ways.

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 prize.

What year did Rollin Richmond begin serving as President of Humboldt State University?

A) 1999
B) 2002
C) 2004
D) 1974

Submit a Answer

Congratulations to the winner of the last Humboldt Quiz, Cassie Hobbs, ('08 Psychology)!

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

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Christy Khattab (’95)
Humboldt Alumni Office


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