Humboldt State University Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter

August 2021

Learning the Newspaper Biz in Humboldt

Benjamin Hoffman, reading a newspaper with shelves of books behind him

“Working in local media as an HSU student was the best hands-on learning experience I could have asked for,” says Benjamin Hoffman (‘00, Journalism), a senior editor at The New York Times.

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Alumni Art on Display

The Reese Bullen Gallery presents its first in-person exhibition of the 2021-22 year: Selections from the HSU Permanent Collection Purchase Prize works. Generously funded by the Office of the President, this exhibition selects from a backlog of student purchases dating back to 1977. This exhibition shows the ongoing creative endeavors of our past alumni through this small thread of the Purchase Prize.

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Donor Honors Roots by Helping to Launch HSU Food Sovereignty Lab

Destiny in a blue shirt with hand on her face looking at the camera

With a personal interest in social justice and food, Leah B. Thibault, whose family has deep ties to HSU, gave $50,000 in endowed funds to support student interns and research assistants in the Food Sovereignty Lab & Cultural Workshop Space. Another $10,000 will go towards seed funds to launch the lab and internship program.

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Alumni Owned Business Highlight

Proust Dynamic Organizing

The vision of Proust Dynamic Organizing is to create physical and psychological harmony in the workplace or home through sustainable systems. Gabrielle Proust (‘95, Physical Science) has more than 15 years experience in identifying process improvements, accounting, reconciliation, training, mentoring, and HR recruitment--diverse skills that give her a variety of creative solutions for solving both business and personal organizational challenges.

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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.

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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.

What is the name of the foundation that started a scholarship to help transfer students attend HSU?

  • A. CSU Foundation
  • B. Gates Foundation
  • C. Crankstart Foundation
  • D. Humboldt Area Foundation

Last month’s quiz asked, “How many total Humboldt alumni have received the Made in the CSU recognition?” Congratulations to Jessie Lincoln (‘15, Psychology) for submitting the correct answer and winning the drawing. Answer: 20

Questions? Comments? Rants?

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