Humboldt State University Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter

August 2020

Yosemite's First Geologist Wants You to Know How that Rock Got There

Greg Stock climbing a rock with harnessPhoto courtesy of Steven Bumgardner

Greg Stock (‘98, Geology) is Yosemite National Park's first geologist, a role that’s part laboratory scientist, part rock climber, and part first responder.

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Binoculars Donated for Distance Learning

Jonathan and Daniel barton in Pacific outfitters holding binocularsPacific Outfitters’ Jonathan Jones (‘14, Wildlife) hands a pair of binoculars to Dept. of Wildlife Chair Daniel Barton.

Wildlife students will be able to do field work from home this Fall with the help of binoculars bought with funds raised by the Conservation Unlimited Alumni Association and Pacific Outfitters. Thank you to the alumni who helped enhance the learning experience for our students.

CSU Recognizes HSU Alumni’s COVID-19 Efforts

Holly and Paul headshots side by side

Holly Hosterman (‘77, Art) and Paul “Yashi” Lubitz (‘77, Industrial Arts & Music), co-founders and owners of jewelry maker, Holly Yashi, answered the COVID-19 call by using their waterjet cutter to produce face shields for county employees and pharmaceutical and medical workers.

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Hearst Foundations Grant Ensures Success of HSU Students through Support of Basic Needs

Photo of a students notebook and hand writing with plaid heart in the upper left hand corner

“The Hearst Opportunities Scholarship enabled me to take all of my classes necessary for my degrees and it was extremely helpful in easing the financial pressure of attending college. It was essential that I could keep my eyes on classwork without having to find a part-time job,” said Environmental Studies major August Andrews.

Read more about the impact the Hearst Foundations Grant has had on students  »

HSU Launches New Campus Ready Website

two people with masks on walking on a trail

This clearinghouse of information for students, faculty, and staff provides detailed information about HSU’s plans for Fall 2020, including instruction, residence life, operations, health and safety, student support, and more.

Learn more at  »

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.

In 1970, nearly 3,000 students, faculty and administrators held the biggest demonstration in Humboldt State’s history to protest what?

  • A) Kent State
  • B) Military draft
  • C) Nuclear power
  • D) U.S. invasion of Cambodia

Last month’s quiz asked, “HSU established a wildlife management program—reportedly the first of its kind in California—in what year?” Congratulations to Eli Kallison (‘20, Biology) for submitting the correct answer and winning the drawing: 1940.

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Stephanie Lane

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

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Megan Krapf (’11)
Office of Alumni & Engagement