Humboldt State University Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter

December 2020

Distinguished Alumni Nominations

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Since 1960, HSU has honored alumni for their outstanding contributions to society. Help us continue celebrating HSU’s excellence by nominating an alumnus or alumna for the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award.

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Nomination forms can be mailed to Alumni & Engagement, HSU, 1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521 or emailed to, and must be received by Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.

California Teacher of the Year

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HSU alumna was named a 2021 California Teacher of the Year. This is the first time a Humboldt County educator has been recognized with the honor since 1996.

Read more about this teacher of the year  »

Alumni Business Directory

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Are you an alumna or alumnus who owns a business? Join our Alumni Owned Business Directory! Fill out our form to be included in the directory.

Thank you for Making Giving Tuesday a Success!

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You did it, you raised $20,755 during Giving Tuesday! Whether it's providing healthy food through student support programs like Oh SNAP! or supporting hands-on learning in the treetops of Northern California, your gift means that students can stress less about money and focus more on what they are at HSU to do: study, learn, and grow.

Helping HSU Students get a Well-rounded Education

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Retired Environmental Resources Engineering (ERE) professor Mike Anderson was inspired to create an interdisciplinary speakers fund after hearing an enlightening speaker from outside the ERE department.

Learn more about this generous donor  »

Thank you Winter Wishes Sponsors!

Make the season brighter - Give gifts to a local child

Thank you to everyone who is sponsoring a child through the Winter Wishes Program. Because of your support, 123 children will be receiving gifts from their wish lists this holiday season.

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.

Humboldt State has had many student clubs over the years. In 1962, which was not a student club?

  • A) Boot & Blister Club
  • B) French Luncheon Group
  • C) Phoenix Club
  • D) Student Husbands Club

Last month’s quiz asked, “How many names has Humboldt State had since its origin in 1913?” Congratulations to Brooke Bisel ('11, Psychology, '15, M.A. Psychology) for submitting the correct answer and winning the drawing: 5

Questions? Comments? Rants?

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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