Humboldt State University Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter

July 2021

'Made in the CSU' Recognition

Two Humboldt alumni have been selected to be recognized by the California State University campaign, “Made in the CSU.” Honorees are selected from the four million remarkable CSU alumni for making a difference in the lives of the people of California and the world. The alumni highlighted in “Made in the CSU” are leaders in every major industry in the state, and all point to one common element in their success: a CSU education.

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Congratulations to Yurok Tribe Chief Judge, Abby Abinanti (‘70, Journalism)

See the full profile for Abby  »

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and Creative Innovation Consultant and Artist in Residence co-founder for Google AI Quantum Project, Forest Stearns (‘05, Art)

See the full profile for Forest  »

An Entrepreneurial Approach to Digital Learning

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Robert Romano (‘95, English, ‘96, M.A. English) co-founded StudySync, a successful educational technology company that develops and publishes English language arts curricula, providing multimedia exercises, lessons, and other materials.

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Being a Student and an Agent of Change

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Inspired by restorative juvenile justice, Destiny Turner transferred from a community college to HSU. Now with the support of the Crankstart Foundation, the Criminology & Justice Studies senior is well on her way to making a difference in the Humboldt community.

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Alumni Owned Business Highlight

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‘Ohana Organics® is a woman-run, organic beauty care company founded by Tara Cooper (‘97, Natural Resources). Living Aloha (being deeply loving, compassionate, peaceful, humble, gracious, and much more) is intrinsic to ‘Ohana Organics and deep-rooted in all its business practices. The company is known for its exquisite organic Shea Butter Creams and as the 2014 NEXTY winner for its vegan, organic Tattoo Butter® aftercare.

Find out more about ‘Ohana Organics  »

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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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.

How many total Humboldt alumni have received the Made in the CSU recognition?

  • A) 3
  • B) 20
  • C) 15
  • D) 9

Last month’s quiz asked, “Humboldt State University has had many names since it began in 1913. Which of the following names was NOT one of them?” Congratulations to Karla Pinedo (‘15, Kinesiology) for submitting the correct answer and winning the drawing. Answer: Normal School of Humboldt.

Questions? Comments? Rants?

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Stephanie Lane

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