Humboldt State University Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter

July 2020

Women Come Together to Expand Capacity in Prescribed Fire

Lenya Quinn-Davidson in a fire fighter outfit

Lenya Quinn-Davidson (‘09, Environment & Community) says her education at HSU helped her launch an ongoing training event designed to support and advance women fire practitioners, who make up just 10% of the workforce.

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HSU to Offer Some Face-to-Face Instruction in Fall

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The California State University system has approved Humboldt State University offering limited face-to-face courses this fall. The courses will be a subset of scheduled labs, activities, or field-based experiences that the University faculty have determined cannot be taught fully virtual.

Read more about plans for Fall 2020  »

Area Historian and HSU Alumnus Remembered

photo of Don Tuttle and his wife Andrea in from of a marsh land area

Don Tuttle (‘71, Natural Resources) and his wife Andrea’s generous gift created two funds to support HSU students studying environmental policy or science related to climate change. Their gift reflects Don’s passion for the local community, the natural beauty of the North Coast, and a sustainable future.

Read more on the legacy Don leaves  »

Over $20K raised for HSU Dreamers

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Thanks to the generosity of donors and the Humboldt Area Foundation, over $20,000 was raised last month in support of HSU Dreamers! Thank you to everyone who helped make it happen!

Read about how you can support Dreamers  »

The Otters are Here!

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You can now take a sneak peek at the North Coast Otters - Public Arts Initiative’s 100 + otters, which will be auctioned off. This project provides an accessible opportunity to explore our connection with nature through engagement with this charismatic critter.

Check out the otters  »

Standing Together in Solidarity

Standing together in solidarity

“We stand in solidarity with ongoing social justice movements happening all over the world, and believe in the power of higher education for the social transformation we all seek.”

Read the messages of support across HSU  »

Rallying During These Difficult Times

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Our students need our help now more than ever, and we’re meeting this challenge together, providing funds for technology, food, housing, and healthcare. Your support is helping HSU students stay in school.

Read how you can help HSU students  »

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.

HSU established a wildlife management program—reportedly the first of its kind in California—in what year?

  • A) 1920
  • B) 1940
  • C) 1950
  • D) 1960

Last month’s quiz asked, “What is the original name of the City of Arcata?” Congratulations to Jessie O’Kane (‘13, Liberal Studies-Elementary Education) for submitting the correct answer and winning the drawing: Union.

Note from the editor: The June newsletter quiz asked for the original name of Arcata. The answer is not Union, as indicated—it’s Goudi'ni, which is the Wiyot word for “over in the woods/among the redwoods” and on Wiyot land.

To learn more about the Wiyot Tribe visit

To learn more of the original names for places in Humboldt County watch this YouTube video  »

Questions? Comments? Rants?

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1 Harpst St Arcata, CA 95521 or 707.826.3132

Stephanie Lane

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

Megan Krapf

Megan Krapf (’11)
Office of Alumni & Engagement