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Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter - May 2015

Recent Happenings

Honoring the 2015 Distinguished Alumni

Forever Humboldt hosted the four Distinguished Alumni Award winners (R.W. Hicks pictured above) at this year’s HSU Honors Dinner. In addition to the alumni awards, the Distinguished Faculty Award winners, and the two Outstanding Student Award winners were recognized.

See all photos from the HSU Honors Dinner on Flickr »

Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

  • Lonny Grafman (’04, Physical Science and Mathematics)
  • R.W. Hicks (’83, Political Science)
  • Don Neubacher (’83, Resource Management)
  • Staci Self (’07, Kinesiology)

Outstanding Student Award Winners

  • Alyssa Haggard, Anthropology major
  • Jacob Potter, Environmental Science major

Distinguished Faculty Award Winners

  • Scholar of the Year: Chris Hopper, Department of Kinesiology & Recreation Administration
  • Outstanding Service Award: Marlon Sherman, Department of Native American Studies
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (Lecturer): Gayle Olson-Raymer, Department of History and School of Education

Finance & Footprints: Green Investing Event

More than 50 attendees joined Forever Humboldt for the Finance & Footprints reception in Newport Beach, Calif. HSU Advancement Foundation Board Member Duncan Robbins spoke about HSU’s recent efforts to divest from fossil fuels and the foundation’s focus on investing Humboldt State’s endowment in socially responsible financial sectors.

Read more about HSU’s move to greener investing on Humboldt State NOW »

Featured Benefit

Gourmet Goods from Forever Humboldt Partners

Did you know you can support HSU through the purchase of Lost Coast Brewery’s Big Axe Ale, Dick Taylor’s special HSU chocolate bar, and Humboldt Bay Coffee Co.’s Humboldt Blend? For each sale, a donation is made to the Humboldt Loyalty Fund, which supports the student experience at HSU with laboratory equipment, new technology, special projects, and more.

Forever Humboldt members are eligible for discounts at many local businesses. Here is the full list of businesses that offer discounts »

Volunteer Opportunity

Thanks to Our Alumni Mentors

More than 100 alumni have signed up for Forever Humboldt’s Alumni Mentoring Network, which pairs HSU grads with current students to share knowledge and build connections. We really appreciate everyone who has been involved in getting this program started.

Freshmen Send-Off

Join friends and families from Humboldt State as we celebrate students’ freshman year with send-off parties throughout the state. This is a great opportunity to meet other Humboldt families and share your knowledge.

Save the date! Parties are set for:

  • Aug 1 - Los Angeles
  • Aug 2 - Escondido
  • Aug 8 - Sacramento
  • Aug 9 - Oakland

More information about Freshman Send-Off parties is available online.

Tell Us How You Want to Connect with Humboldt

Forever Humboldt is busy making plans for events all over California. We want to know the kinds of events and activities that interest you. Please take a minute to answer a brief survey, and let us know!

Take the survey »

Updates from Campus

Art Meets Technology in Digital Fabrication Class

Students in Justin Klocke’s Digital Fabrication (ART 396b) class designed and created art this semester using something you don’t typically associate with art: a 3-D printer.

Read more on Humboldt State NOW »

Students Plant the Seeds to Forestry’s Future

On the north slope of a hillside forest, just beyond the sun’s late-winter reach, an experiment is taking place. Its results might offer an alternative to forest management that could change the future of the timber industry.

Read more on Humboldt State NOW »

Class of 3 Million

With the Class of 2015, Humboldt State will help propel the California State University system past the milestone of 3 million living alumni.

The Class of 3 Million is a celebration of that achievement. This online yearbook is the way for CSU alumni to claim their spot in The Class of 3 Million and show their alumni pride. The system is working to build the world’s largest yearbook and show the impact of CSU alumni on California, the nation, and the world.

By creating your yearbook profile you will be entered to win one of three $10,000 Herff Jones-sponsored scholarships. These scholarships can be used by you or dedicated to someone of your choice. Contest rules.

Class of 3 Million website

Humboldt Quiz

May Humboldt Quiz

Show how much you know about Humboldt State and win great prizes. Just click the answer button to respond. Those sending correct responses to this month's question will be entered in a drawing for Humboldt State gear.

This year’s Outstanding Student Award winners are Alyssa Haggard and Jacob Potter. What are their majors?

A. English and Physics & Astronomy
B. Social Work and Geography
C. Anthropology and Environmental Science
D. Wildlife and Spanish

Submit a Answer

Congratulations to Chris Bryan (’12, Recreation), winner of the April Humboldt Quiz.

Questions? Comments? Rants?

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

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

Christy Khattab

Christy Khattab (’95)
Director of Alumni & Engagement

Vanessa Gonsalves

Vanessa Gonsalves (’14)
Alumni Outreach Coordinator


Jarad Petroske ('06)
HSU Marketing & Communications