Humboldt State University Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter

February 2020

Investiture Ceremony Welcomes Tom Jackson, Jr., Highlights Campus and Community

President Jackson at the podium at Investiture

CSU Chancellor Timothy White, trustees, CSU presidents, and hundreds more celebrated Humboldt State University and recognized Tom Jackson, Jr. as the University’s eighth president at the Presidential Investiture on January 15.

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Wildlife Conservation in the Era of Climate Change

HSU alum hiking with his dog

HSU alum helps to foster the sustainable coexistence of humans and wildlife across the Pacific Northwest.


Professor’s Legacy Helps a New Generation of Wildlife Researchers

photo of Professor Stanley

Wildlife Professor Stanley Harris supported students and will continue to through his scholarship for years to come.

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Celebrate Humboldt State’s Authors

Line up of authors under the authors hall sign in the library

Every year publications by HSU alumni are added to the Humboldt State Authors Hall in the HSU library. The upcoming HSU Authors Hall Celebration on Friday, Feb 14 from 3 - 5 p.m. is a chance to honor these alumni and their publications. This event is free and open to the public.

Featured in the HSU Authors Hall is the newly released book “No Holds Barred: Frank Cheek’s Life Story” by HSU Hall of Fame coach Frank Cheek and HSU alumnus Tom Tripiak (‘81, Journalism). Tom will be attending this year’s HSU Authors Hall Celebration.

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53rd Humboldt Int’l Film Festival, April 24-28

Humboldt int'l festival logo

Submissions are free for alumni. If you have a short film (30 minute or less) you would like to have featured in the festival, please submit it no later than Monday, Feb. 17 through FilmFreeway.

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Donors Give More Than $160,000 for Humboldt State Scholarships at Fundraiser

Three students at the Scholarship Fundraiser

Donors gave more than $160,000 to support Humboldt State University students at a fundraiser last month. Money raised goes directly to HSU student scholarships and programs.

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Four  women receiving awards

Being a Forever Humboldt member comes with its share of benefits. One of those perks is special savings on GEICO auto insurance. Visit the Forever Humboldt benefits page to find out about all the benefits being a Forever Humboldt member can bring.

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Take the Humboldt Quiz

How much do you know about Humboldt State? You could 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 Forever Humboldt gifts.

Kerr Tower in Founders Hall was opened in 1971 for what purpose?

  • A) Meditation
  • B) Studying
  • C) Napping
  • D) Storm watching

Last month’s quiz asked, “Since 1963, HSU has owned a long line of ocean-going research vessels. Which of the following was NOT one of them?” Congratulations to John Gaudet (‘98, Psychology) for submitting the correct answer and winning the drawing: The Pacific Cruiser.

Questions? Comments? Rants?

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Stephanie Lane

Stephanie Lane (’04 & ’16)
Office of Alumni & Engagement

Megan Krapf

Megan Krapf (’11)
Office of Alumni & Engagement