Humboldt State University Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter

February 2021

Working with Fishermen to Protect Endangered Seabirds

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For nearly four decades, fisheries biologist Edward Melvin (‘80, Fisheries Biology) has conducted Sea Grant research and is widely recognized as a global leader in seabird conservation.

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Alumni Talk with Dan Morain, Author of ‘Kamala's Way

photo of Dan Morain and Kamala Harris' book.

Talk with HSU alumnus and California political journalist Dan Morain ('77, Journalism, Social Science) about his new book that explores the life and times (so far) of America's first female vice president.

Wednesday, Feb. 17
3 p.m.
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Helping Aspiring Artists get the Supplies they Need

Pattie and Glen Atkinson wearing headbands of bunny ears and a flowerPattie and Glen Atkinson, of Nevada, showing their playful side.

Opening doors and helping students discover their potential are the inspiration behind Pattie and Glen’s generous support for HSU.

Learn more about Pattie and Glen’s Art Scholarship Endowment  »

Alumni Owned Businesses Highlight

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Welcome to Symbiotic Restoration, the latest business to join the Alumni Owned Business Directory! Garrett Costello (‘14, Environmental Management & Protection) and Kayla Trotter (‘14, Communication, English) started Symbiotic Restoration out of a desire to protect the West Coast from the mounting impacts of climate change, desertification, and water scarcity through stream and meadow restoration.

Find out more about Symbiotic Restoration  »

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.

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Support the African American Center for Academic Excellence

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The African American Center for Academic Excellence supports their student community in successfully navigating higher education through supplemental academic support, social opportunities, and professional development. The AACAE needs your support. Their programs help meet critical student needs at HSU. Your support will help the AACAE continue to grow and expand the services the AACAE provides.

Donate to the AACAE today  »

Presidential Speaker Series

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Each year, Humboldt State University’s Presidential Speaker Series will feature national and international experts on issues regarding higher education and of specific interest to HSU and the North Coast.

Dr. Shaun Harper, University of Southern California Professor: “Strategic Action for Racial Equity”
Thursday, Feb. 11
5 p.m.
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Get your Geico Discount

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Forever Humboldt partners with GEICO to offer members special savings on auto insurance. GEICO offers great rates, exceptional 24-hour customer service, fast and fair claims handling, and more. Plus, each quote helps support Forever Humboldt’s programs and events.

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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.

In 1954, the sidewalk west of Founders Hall was designated as a special sidewalk and everyone who walked it was expected to do what?

  • A) Walk backwards
  • B) Skip instead of walk
  • C) Say "hi" to everyone they passed
  • D) Yell "Go Jacks!"

Last month’s quiz asked, “Which band has not played at Humboldt State University?” Congratulations to Alexander Filips (‘13, Film) for submitting the correct answer and winning the drawing. Answer: Cheap Trick.

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