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Cal Poly Humboldt President Announces Plan to Step Away

Cal Poly Humboldt President Tom Jackson, Jr. will be stepping away from his current position next month. His departure caps a five-year tenure that saw a dramatic re-shaping of the University, including new academic programs and a historic state investment of new funding as part of the change to a polytechnic.

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Professional-Grade Flight Simulator Arrives on Campus

Cal Poly Humboldt’s newest flight simulator arrived on campus on May 21 to help train future pilots and inspire passion for flying.

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The Danco Group Sponsors Free Admission For Cal Poly Humboldt Men's and Women's Soccer Regular Season Home Games

Cal Poly Humboldt Athletics is thrilled to announce a sponsorship from The Danco Group, offering free admission to all 2024 regular-season home games for both the men's and women's soccer teams this fall.

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‘Those Who Taught’ Collection by Former Faculty on Display at Morris Graves Museum of Art

Thanks to the Humboldt Arts Council’s Permanent Collection, a new art show celebrates the visual arts of former Cal Poly Humboldt faculty who have long been a part of campus and community life.

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Cal Poly Humboldt and College of the Redwoods to Launch Men's and Women's Rodeo Program in Fall 2024

Cal Poly Humboldt and College of the Redwoods are excited to announce the launch of a new men's and women's rodeo program, set to launch in Fall 2024.

Alumni & Donor Stories

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Trailblazers in Community Building and Craft Distilling

Steve (‘95, Speech Communications) and Amy Bohner’s journey from Humboldt students to successful entrepreneurs underscores the profound impact that their education and experiences at Cal Poly Humboldt had on their lives.

A photo of alum Jess Whatcott, a Women's Studies Professor at San Diego State University.

Alum Inspires Change as Women’s Studies Professor at SDSU

With the help of dedicated faculty, Jess Whatcott (‘04, Political Science, ‘11, Environment & Community) discovered their passion for education during their time at Cal Poly Humboldt.

A photo of the Welsh family. From left to right: James F. Welsh, Suzanne Welsh Kathleen Welsh, Maureen Welsh.

$500K Gift Brings Advanced Microscope to Cal Poly Humboldt, Revolutionizing STEM Research

When Dr. Kathleen Welsh asked her father, Emeritus Professor of Zoology James F. Welsh, how else she could support Cal Poly Humboldt, he told her to consider the students' hands-on learning

A photo of Ariel DeLara wearing sunglass near a beach.

Alum's Journey to Environmental Stewardship

Ariel DeLara (‘15, Rangeland Resource Science) now works as a district conservationist for the Natural Resource Conservation Service, where he's dedicated to environmental stewardship and conservation.

Campus Achievements

Updates about the latest accomplishments—including latest research, publications, and awards—by students, faculty, and staff
Congratulations Jamie Jensen! Jamie was appointed to the California Commission on Aging by California Governor Gavin Newsom. The California Commission on Aging has 25 commissioners appointed by…
In partnership with Redwood National Park and the United States Geological Survey- Arcata Field Office, Jeff Kane and graduate student Megan Joyce from the Department of Forestry, Fire, and Rangeland…
The California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP) recently received two summer bridge grants from the Yurok Tribe through their Klamath Promise Neighborhood grant. The first grant supported a Community…
Drs. Kaitlin Reed and Cutcha Risling Baldy received a grant to design and implement professional development opportunities for faculty and staff in the humanities that will provide a pathway for…
Lucy Kerhoulas received a $180,000 grant from the Columbia Land Trust to investigate white oak responses to forest restoration thinning treatments aiming to reduce fire fuels, overstory competition,…

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