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Friends of OLLI

Thank you to the Friends of OLLI

The Friends of OLLI are community members who have contributed an additional monetary gift to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University. Their generous financial support helps OLLI at HSU keep classes affordable and available throughout the community.

For more information on how to become a Friend of OLLI, with a one-time gift or through monthly contributions, please contact OLLI Director, Sheila Rocker Heppe at 826-3743. You may also add any amount as a donation on your registration form or contact the OLLI office.

OLLI at HSU also thanks faculty members who donate their course fees back to the OLLI program. These gifts make it possible to offer the Brown Bag Lunch series free to OLLI members each term.

We apologize if we inadvertently omitted anyone from this list. Please contact us so we can update our list.







  Philanthropist

Rollie Lamberson and Michele Olsen

Rollie Lamberson & Michele Olsen

As OLLI students, instructors and members of the Leadership Team, Rollie and Michele are involved in the OLLI community at every level. Michele teaches book arts classes and inspired the special interest group, Tattered Pages. Rollie serves on the OLLI curriculum committee and is the chair of the OLLI fundraising and finance committee. With Rick Vrem, Rollie teaches a course series called “The Tour without the Airfare.” Before retirement (and OLLI) Rollie was a professor at HSU in the mathematics department. Michele is a book artist and was a professor in the mathematics department at CR.


Jerry and Gisela Rohde

Jerry & Gisela Rohde

Part of the original OLLI faculty, Jerry and Gisela love teaching every semester and have a special passion for Humboldt County’s human and natural history. Gisela recently retired from working at the HSU library after 26 years on campus. Jerry is a local historian and author. He is also on the staff of the HSU Cultural Resources Facility. Over the last 20-plus years Jerry and Gisela have led dozens of tours and given scores of PowerPoint lectures that acquaint people with scenic and historic places in Humboldt County. They believe that OLLI at HSU is one of the treasures of the North Coast. To support this belief, they recently increased their bequest to OLLI so it now amounts to 30% of their estate.


Judy and Buzz Webb

Edward "Buzz" & Judy Webb

It would not be an exaggeration to say that Buzz Webb recruited over half the members of the President’s Club who each donated $1000 or more to the Friends of OLLI. Buzz is a member of the OLLI Leadership and his dedication to lifelong learning started long before OLLI began 10 years ago. Buzz is the former Vice President of Student Affairs at HSU. Judy is the co-founder of Six Rivers Planned Parenthood and is retired from health care administration. Together they remain active through OLLI classes and involvement with many groups in our area.


  President's Club

  • John Callaway
  • Kathy Layton
  • Alistair & Judith McCrone
  • Sam Pennisi & Sharon Ferrett
  • Rollin & Ann Richmond
  • Judith Rucker
  • Rick & Sandra Vrem
  • Dr. Joanne Marcus, Humboldt Audiology

Gold Supporter

  • Claire S. Perricelli
  • Robert Rasmussen
  • Janina Shayne
  • Community Gifts St. Joseph Hospital

Green Supporter

  • Jacques Beaupre
  • Bob & Laura Chapman
  • Tom & Anita Gage
  • Allan Gradek
  • Nancy Gregory
  • Carl Hansen
  • Janette Heartwood
  • Jean Montgomery
  • Kimberley Pittman-Schulz & Terry Schulz
  • Amy Uyeki & Rees Hughes

Purple Supporter

  • Peg Blake
  • Rick & Sally Botzler
  • Michael Cooley
  • William & Barbra Daniel
  • Nancy Dean
  • Edgar Dickinson
  • Douglas Durham
  • Rebecca Fisher
  • Margaret Guckeen
  • William & Arlene Hartin
  • Richard & Carolyn Hunt
  • Grace Kerr & Jesica Bishop
  • Maggie Kraft
  • Tim & Kim Laney
  • Byrd Lochtie
  • Joyce & Tom Lopes
  • Maclyn & Ann McClary
  • Elizabeth Mikles & Constance Brown
  • John & Beverly Morrison
  • Maureen Murphy
  • Richard Paselk
  • Tom Pratum & Peggy Leviton
  • Eric Redstrom
  • Redwood Coast Music Festivals
  • Chris & Sheila Rocker Heppe
  • John & Nhu-Quynh Schafer
  • William Seebaugh & Jane Woodward
  • Bob Snyder & Brenda Ford
  • Teresa Stanley
  • Ed & Bunny Subkis
  • Gerry Tollefson
  • Michael Willet
  • Craig & Liz Wruck
  • Mark Youdall

Friend

  • David Ammerman
  • Lissa Anderson
  • Ann Anderson
  • Andy Anderson
  • Ward Angles
  • Kenneth Ayoob & Gwen Gasthneau-Ayoob
  • Wurlig Bao
  • Deborah Baskette
  • Lolita Beltramo
  • Richard & Chris Beresford
  • Jiki Bertschbetts
  • Charles & Carolyn Biles
  • Ira Blatt
  • Susan Bloch-Welliver
  • Anna Mae Botley
  • William & Carol Brueske
  • Jena and Dennis Burges
  • Geoff & Jacqui Cain
  • Elizabeth Camp
  • Debra Cendejas
  • Daryl & Phyllis Chinn
  • David Cliff
  • Russell Conrad
  • Lester Cook
  • Nancy Cook
  • Cathy Cooke
  • Jerry & Patricia Cotten
  • Sharon Crockett
  • Charles & Karen Davy
  • Mary Devina
  • Gail Dibble
  • Sheila Donnelly
  • Bob Doran & Amy Jo Wahlberg-Doran
  • Ronald Duffy
  • Charles & Judith Dvorak
  • Allen Elwin and Catherine Deyo
  • Karole Ely
  • Neal Ewald
  • Carl & Ruth Fairfield
  • Jill Farmer
  • Ruth Farmer
  • Candee Fetsch-Kimbrell
  • Jerry Ficklin
  • Michael Fields
  • Thomas & Janet Foos
  • Willard Foote
  • Robert and Joanne Fornes
  • Walter Frazer
  • Juliana Gilman
  • John Gomes
  • Kathie Hagan
  • Elizabeth Harper-Lawson
  • Mike and Anne Harris
  • Debra Hartridge
  • Sharon Hazelton
  • Tina Helton
  • Jyl Hewston
  • Elizabeth Holiday
  • Steve Holland
  • Alex Hwu & Anna Lipnik
  • Nancy Ihara
  • Kathryn Johnson
  • Maureen Kearns
  • Elizabeth Kelsey
  • Ann Kimbrow
  • Wilma Knitnoodle
  • Diane Korsower
  • Richard Kreis & Karen Isa
  • Thomas & Maria Krenek
  • Raymond & Paula Lacy
  • Eva Laevastu
  • Larry Lange
  • Mark & Sydney Larson
  • Diane Lehman
  • Andre & Katherine Lehre
  • Nancy Lengyel
  • Peggy Louden
  • June MacDowall
  • Barbara Madaras
  • Mary Ann Madej
  • Debora Marshall
  • Antoinette Martin
  • Grace Martin
  • Faith Mason
  • William McClendon
  • Pat McCutcheon
  • Melinda McGinnis
  • Lynn McKenna
  • David & Madeline McMurray
  • Pamela Mendelsohn
  • Audrey Miller
  • Rowetta Miller
  • Aurdrey Miller
  • Amelia Murphy
  • Sandra Nakashima
  • James "Nicholson, III"
  • Adele Nipkau
  • Suzanne O'Dea
  • Greg O'Leary
  • David Ogden & Louise Bacon-Ogden
  • Mary Olson
  • Jan Ostrom & Alex Wineland
  • Carl Palmquist
  • John Palmquist
  • Walter Paniak
  • Jackie Parks
  • Robert Peck
  • Marianne Pennekamp
  • Charlene Ploss
  • Jennifer Poser
  • Leo Prosser
  • Sanford Pyron
  • Clint Rebik
  • Jeanette Richards
  • Margaret Richmond
  • Wanda Rigby
  • Wesley & Judy Rishel
  • Caroline Roche-Perkins
  • Donna Rocker
  • Erin Rowe
  • Lucy Salazar
  • Suzanne Samberg
  • Jeanne Sapunor
  • Leira V. Satlof
  • Claire Iris Schencke
  • Roger Schroeder
  • Jeffrey Schwartz & Marcy Burstiner
  • Sylvia Shaw
  • Pete Shepard
  • Sandy Shultz
  • Bruce & Meredith Smith
  • Steve & Tracy Smith
  • Jarrett Smith
  • Robert Sovel
  • Angus & Joan Stewart
  • John Stoob
  • Debra Strahan
  • Julie Sylvia
  • Dale & Patricia Thornburgh
  • Stephen Timmons & Shirley Wiltshire
  • John Turner
  • Aiko Uyeki
  • Kim Vatcher-Smith
  • Helen Vather
  • Thomas Vetter
  • Michele Walford
  • Franklin Wallace
  • Bob & Lynne Wells
  • Linda West
  • Terry Williams
  • Sally Williams
  • Susan Wilson
  • Cynthia Woods
  • Wendy Woodward
  • Hope Wright

In Memory

  • In memory of Donna Rocker
    Kimberley Pittman-Schulz
    Chris & Sheila Rocker Heppe
    Janina Shayne
  • In memory of George Davis
    Jerry & Gisela Rohde