Humboldt State University Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter

February 2022

We’re Cal Poly Humboldt!

student in the SAC holding up a Cal Poly Pin

Following a vote by the California State University Board of Trustees, Humboldt State University officially became Cal Poly Humboldt in January. “Cal Poly Humboldt will be a polytechnic for the 21st century, preparing students to address the urgent issues our society faces,” says Cal Poly Humboldt President Tom Jackson, Jr.

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Journalist Wields Media Strategy to Empower Communities, Make an Impact

Portrait of Jennifer Kho

A former editor at The Guardian and HuffPost, 2018 Distinguished Alumna Jennifer Kho ( (‘99, Journalism) is now on a mission to fix the misinformation epidemic as the Vice-President of Journalism and Equity at the social impact agency DoGoodery.

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Alumni Owned Business Highlight
The Refinish Line  »

Christopher Matthews standing in front of a half circle of wooden chairs

The Refinish Line is a Texas-based furniture restoration business owned and operated by alum Christopher Matthews (‘75, Business Administration). Christopher has always had an interest in wood, in particular contrasting wood grains and colors. For many years he refinished his own furniture, so when he retired from his career as a software system's engineer, he decided to see if he could sell his services to the public. This afforded him the opportunity to work with many more wood species, refinishing products, and refinishing techniques. And, it worked! The Refinish Line will offer all California State University alumni a 15% discount and all Humboldt alumni a 20% discount.

Find out more about The Refinish Line and other alumni owned businesses  »

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Take the Humboldt Quiz

How much do you know about Cal Poly Humboldt? 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 names has the University had since 1913?

  • A. 4
  • B. 2
  • C. 6
  • D. 5

Last month’s quiz asked, “How many books has the Nordstrom Fund provided for the HSU Library?” Congratulations to Eileen Bostwick (‘71, Sociology & Speech Communications) for submitting the correct answer and winning the drawing. Answer: 400

Questions? Comments? Rants?

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Stephanie Lane

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