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Richard Stepp

Professor Emeritus Dr. Richard Stepp, who taught Physics at HSU for 39 years, made a $5,000 gift to support the HSU Dance Studies program. His gift gives faculty the flexibility to enhance the program and provide more educational opportunities for Dance Studies students.

Laura Fisher
(‘84, Geology)

A Humboldt State University Foundation Board member, Laura made a bequest commitment in her estate plan to support future students so they can make their own positive mark on the world.

Tom and Renee Warnock

Tom (’85, Environmental Resources Engineering) and his wife Renee are building a more sustainable future with a planned gift through a charitable gift annuity. The Thomas W. Warnock Environmental Resources Engineering Research Assistantship Endowment Fund will support engineering students’ hands-on learning experiences.

David Kalb
(‘76, Political Science)

A former member of the Humboldt State University Foundation Board, David recently celebrated more than 30 years of supporting students through his gifts to the Kalb-Haston Award Fund. Named after his former HSU Political Science professor and friend, Bruce Haston, the award supports outstanding students majoring in Political Science or serving in student government.

Ben Gilbert
(’98, Business Administration)

Ben endowed the Dr. Peter Kenyon Assistantship Fund in honor of Dr. Kenyon, Emeritus Professor of Business Administration to enhance teaching and learning in the School of Business. Each year, the fund will support a student with a $2,000 stipend to work on joint projects with the faculty.

Jean Shipman

Jean, who passed away in 2018, included in her estate plan a $230,000 gift to HSU to honor her late husband Mark Rhea, a former professor of Soils Sciences. The Mark B. Rhea Soil Science Scholarship and the Mark B. Rhea Environmental Sciences and Management Scholarship provides nearly $10,000 annually to students studying Environmental Science & Management.

Theta Epsilon
Alumni Association

Robert Kreuiter (’72, History) and other members of the Theta Epsilon Alumni Association made a gift to permanently endow the Theta Epsilon Alumni Association Memorial Scholarship in 2018. The scholarship provides a minimum of $1,000 each year to students performing voluntary service on campus or in the community.