Alumni Stories

Dec, 2019

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Alumni Who Made an Impact in the World

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 2019 Distinguished Alumni who have been recognized as leaders in their fields and have been outstanding contributors to their community, nation, or Humboldt State University.

Mar, 2019

HSU Professor, Alumnus Join for Piano Recital

The HSU Department of Music presents a special duo piano recital featuring HSU Director of Keyboard Studies Daniela Mineva and HSU Alumnus Ryan MacEvoy McCullough on Friday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Nov, 2018

Remembering Stephen Hillenburg

Spongebob Squarepants creator and Humboldt State alumnus Stephen Hillenburg has passed away. His love of marine biology and art inspired and entertained millions of people around the world, and his generous spirit will help many HSU students succeed.

Sep, 2018

‘SpongeBob’ Creator and Wife Make $135K Gift to HSU

Stephen Hillenburg ('84, Natural Resources Planning and Interpretation) is best known for making a lighthearted—and significant—contribution to the appreciation of marine life through the creation of the hit animated television series “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

May, 2018

Apr, 2018

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Meet Our 2018 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 six alumni who have been recognized as leaders in their fields and have been outstanding contributors to their community, nation, or Humboldt State University.

Apr, 2017

HSU Honors 2017 Distinguished Alumni

Humboldt State University’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award winners are Kellie Johnson (’93, Political Science), Ken Pimlott (’88, Forest Resource Management), and Michael T. Rains (’68, Forestry Management, ’71 Watershed Management).

Nov, 2016

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Aug, 2016

Sarah Wilber: Finding Opportunities in the Trash at Six Rivers Brewery

When Sarah Wilber (‘14, Communication, ‘16 M.B.A.) was growing up, it was her father who encouraged her to explore the world and seek new challenges. With this advice, Wilber came to Humboldt State. And for the last five years, she’s learned that keeping an open mind to new experiences is key to seizing life’s opportunities.

Jun, 2016

Lessons in Life and Business Found in Fish

Leading people and caring for fish have a lot in common. Designing an office is like creating a fishpond; taking care of an office is like nurturing a habitat; and running a business is like fostering an ecosystem. This is the business world according to Po Chung (‘69 Fisheries Management), who founded and led DHL International and is now leading an effort to reform education in Hong Kong.

Apr, 2016

HSU Honors the Year’s Distinguished Alumni

Humboldt State University has been recognizing the achievements of alumni since 1960 when it launched its annual Who’s Who Award. Distinguished alumni are individuals recognized as leaders in their fields, and/or outstanding contributors to their community, nation, or Humboldt State University. Here are this year's winners.

Oct, 2015

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Humboldt Magazine: Fitter for Duty

Local firefighters and law enforcement officers are benefiting from a fitness program developed by Kinesiology Professor Young Sub Kwon. Read about it in the fall edition of Humboldt magazine.

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Dec, 2014

Fall Graduates Honored at Annual Grad Fair

Humboldt State University will host its annual Fall Graduate Fair for students graduating in fall 2014 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 in the Great Hall, above the College Creek Marketplace.

Oct, 2014

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Alumni Ocean Experts Team Up To Stem the Tide of Rising Seas

It was a foggy morning on the Pacific Ocean, resulting in a traffic jam of ships waiting to cross the bar and enter Humboldt Bay. But instead of venting frustration and impatience, the captains of vessels ranging from a U.S. Navy frigate to an oil barge, to Humboldt State’s own Coral Sea, joined together in a symphony on the sea.