Humboldt State University Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter

June 2021

New Grads Join the HSU Alumni Community

Student with a face mask wearing a graduation cap and gown holding a diploma

Humboldt State was able to hold in person commencement ceremonies this year following strict COVID-19 guidelines. The ceremonies honored the classes of 2020 and 2021. Families, students, and faculty were thrilled to be able to celebrate in person.

See the ceremony videos, view the graduate and see photos of the day  »

A Love of Fieldwork Leads to Washington

photo of Amy holding a bird out in the field

Amy Scarpignato (‘11, M.S. Wildlife) is part conservationist and part investigator for the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and Georgetown University in Washington D.C.

Read Amy’s Alumni Profile  »

In Fulfilling a Philanthropic Promise, the Healing Begins

Photo of Braden wearing a graduation cap and gown

In 2007, Marguerite Hogan told herself that one day, she would expand a scholarship program that her family had created in memory of her brother Braden (‘05, Wildlife).

Read more about Braden Hogen  »

Help Upgrade the Vertebrate Museum Herpetology Collection

a student holding a jar from the herpetology collection

The HSU Vertebrate Museum is raising funds to upgrade their herpetology collection. Donations will be used to enhance the preservation of HSU's specimens and will increase accessibility to the collection for students and researchers.

Donate to the Vertebrate Museum Herpetology Collection Upgrade  »

Alumni Owned Business Highlight

Hatchet House - Throwing Club

Welcome to Hatchet House Throwing Club, one of the latest businesses to join the Alumni Owned Business Directory! Hatchet House, owned by Michael and Lauren Fisher (‘10, MBA and ‘10, Elementary Education respectively), is a fun way to release your inner Lumberjack and is Humboldt County’s only indoor axe throwing venue.

Find out more about Hatchet House Throwing Club  »

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.

Join the Alumni Owned Business Directory  »

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 University has had many names since it began in 1913. Which of the following names was NOT one of them?

  • A) California State University, Humboldt
  • B) Humboldt State Teachers College and Junior College
  • C) Normal School of Humboldt
  • D) Humboldt State College

Last month’s quiz asked, “While serving as a U.S. Fish & Game Warden Terry Grosz ('64 & '66, Wildlife) once caught people fishing illegally by doing what?” Congratulations to Karen Jamgochian (‘14, Environmental Resources Engineering) for submitting the correct answer and winning the drawing. Answer: Waiting in the river at night pretending to be a salmon being reeled in.

Questions? Comments? Rants?

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Stephanie Lane

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