Humboldt State University Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter

May 2022

Forever Humboldt Crabs Game is back!

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Join other Humboldt alumni, friends and families for an evening of fun at the Arcata Ball Park as the Crabs take on the Seattle Studs! Enjoy a traditional BBQ dinner with vegan and gluten-free options, a Forever Humboldt raffle, corn hole, and more.

This event sells out quickly every year, so register today!  »

Alumni Support STEM Scholarships and Entrepreneurship

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After more than a decade supporting high-achieving and deserving students, Kathy and John Ballard are now shifting their focus to make an even broader impact with the Ballard Scholarship Fund endowment. Their gift provides annual scholarships for STEM students, and funds an effort aimed at supporting aspiring entrepreneurs, providing mentoring and paid internships that benefit all majors.

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Passion for Flying and Writing Turns Into Stellar Career

Cal Mukumoto standing in front of a fire place

“I didn’t want one of those careers where you’re just doing something to make money,” says Meg Godlewski (‘87, Journalism), a seasoned journalist who covered the industry for 16 years at General Aviation News before landing her new role as the technical editor for the nation’s largest aviation magazine, Flying.

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Alumni Owned Business Highlight

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Ripe Mind Designs  »

Tony Diaz is a Northern California-based artist who graduated from Cal Poly Humboldt in 2013 with a degree in Studio Art. Tony has since been commissioned by many businesses and musicians for merchandise, apparel, logos, murals, and poster designs. Diaz’s creative vision has been inspired by the human form, flora, horror films, and creatures from the natural world. He now owns Ripe Mind Designs, where you can purchase his art on clothing and request custom-designed pieces.

Find out more about Ripe Mind Designs and other alumni-owned businesses  »

Are you an 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  »

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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.

The Graduation Pledge, started at Cal Poly Humboldt in 1987, is a voluntary pledge made by students graduating from colleges or universities, stating their commitment to social and environmental responsibility in their future careers. Since its start, at least how many other campuses have adopted this pledge?

  • A. 200
  • B. 50
  • C. 75
  • D. 100

Last month’s quiz asked, “Of the 170 Cal Poly Humboldt student clubs, how many are specifically interested in environmental justice?” Congratulations to Elizabeth Cueva (‘10, Kinesiology) for submitting the correct answer and winning the drawing. Answer: 5

Questions? Comments? Rants?

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Stephanie Lane

Stephanie Lane (’04 & ’16)
Director of Alumni Relations

Ash Hanson

Ash Hansen (’18 & ’22)
Marketing & Engagement Lead