Humboldt State University Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter

November 2021

Donors Give $9.4 Million to Support Students and Programs at HSU

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In a year marked by incredible challenges, more than 3,000 members of the HSU community came together to generously support students with scholarships and new opportunities.

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National Geographic’s Chief Storyteller Maps Her Career Back to Humboldt

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Kaitlin Yarnall’s story starts at the “X” marking Humboldt State University. Today, she is the Chief Storytelling Officer at National Geographic, where she first arrived as an intern from HSU’s Geography department 16 years ago.

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Winter Wishes

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Forever Humboldt is coordinating HSU’s Winter Wishes, a program that helps staff, faculty, students, and Humboldt-area alumni sponsors buy gifts for more than 125 local children in need. Now is the time to sign up to be a sponsor!

Nominate the Next Distinguished Alumni

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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 alumni for the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award.

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Nomination forms can be emailed to or mailed to Alumni & Engagement, HSU, 1 Harpst Street, Arcata, California 95521, and must be received by Friday, Jan. 14, 2022.

GEICO Alumni Discount

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

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 HSU students were supported by donor giving last year?

  • A. 150
  • B. 324
  • C. 499
  • D. 674

Last month’s quiz asked, “How many years has the HSU Campus & Community Dialogue on Race been happening?” Congratulations to Deborah Russell Verseput (‘81, Art) for submitting the correct answer and winning the drawing. Answer: 23

Questions? Comments? Rants?

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1 Harpst St Arcata, CA 95521 or 707.826.3132

Stephanie Lane

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