HSU Grants Posthumous Certificate of Achievement to David Josiah Lawson - Humboldt State Now

HSU Grants Posthumous Certificate of Achievement to David Josiah Lawson

Humboldt State University has granted a posthumous Certificate of Achievement to David Josiah Lawson, a 19-year-old student who died on April 15.

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David Josiah Lawson’s life was celebrated at a ceremony on April 20.

The certificate was presented by an HSU representative at Lawson’s funeral, which was May 1 in Moreno Valley, Calif. Among those in attendance at the funeral were friends from HSU including members of Brothers United.

Lawson was a sophomore studying criminology at HSU and had been elected president of Brothers United. At a Celebration of Life held on campus on April 20, hundreds gathered as family and friends shared memories and told of his warm smile and his kindness.

Humboldt State continues to provide support for the students, faculty, and staff who have been most affected. HSU is also providing assistance to local law enforcement in investigating the incident.

For support:
Office of the Dean of Students at 707-826-3504.
Counseling & Psychological Services at 707-826-3236.
Employee Assistance Program at 707-443-7358.