Alumni Stories

Apr, 2022

Cal Mukumoto, Oregon's official forester in his office.

Meet Oregon's Official Forester

“I’m not a pure forestry guy.” So says “forestry guy” Cal Mukumoto (‘77, Forestry), who was appointed Oregon State Forester last year. “I’ve had a varied career and for me to be in this position is a surprise.”

Mar, 2022

Feb, 2022

Jan, 2022

Nov, 2021

Oct, 2021


Telling the Story Behind ‘Sugar Bear’ and Six Rivers National Forest

An 84-foot white fir harvested from Six Rivers National Forest will light up the U.S. Capitol this holiday season after making the cross-country trek from Northern California to Washington D.C. In preparation, Humboldt State University students have helped create interpretative and educational materials to accompany the tree on its journey east.

Sep, 2021

Peace Corps Announces New Peace Corps Prep Program at Humboldt State University

The Peace Corps announced the launch of Peace Corps Prep, an undergraduate certificate program, today at Humboldt State University. Scheduled to launch this November, the program will combine targeted coursework with hands-on experience, building the competencies needed for students to become Peace Corps volunteers or other intercultural fieldworkers. HSU is one of 11 new university partnerships.

Aug, 2021

Jun, 2021

Amy Scarpignato holds an Eastern Meadowlark with a transmitter in Front Royal, Virginia.

A Love of Fieldwork Leads to Washington

As a researcher at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and Georgetown University in Washington D.C., Amy Scarpignato (‘11, M.S. Wildlife) is part conservationist and part investigator.

Apr, 2021

Mar, 2021

May, 2020

Meet Humboldt State’s Distinguished Alumni

Humboldt State University has been recognizing the achievements of alumni since 1960 when the University launched its annual Who’s Who Award. This year, we celebrate our 2020 Distinguished Alumni who have been recognized as leaders in their fields and have been outstanding contributors to their community, nation, or Humboldt State University.

Feb, 2020


HSU a top Peace Corps Volunteer-Producing School

The Peace Corps announced today that Humboldt State University ranked 16th among medium-size schools on the agency’s list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2020.

Jan, 2020