Alumni Stories

Aug, 2013

First Street Gallery Hosts Centennial Art Exhibit through Sept. 15

In celebration of Humboldt State University’s centennial year, HSU's First Street Gallery in Old Town, Eureka presents a faculty and staff exhibition showcasing artists who currently teach and work in Humboldt State’s Art Department. The exhibit will display a wide range of themes, styles and media August 20 through September 15.

Jul, 2013

James Adams: Melding Science and Music

It was 2003 and James Adams (’13, Music) had just earned a certificate in electronics technology from College of the Redwoods. He was ready to re-enter the workforce, he recalls, but felt as though something was missing.

Apr, 2013

Campus Welcomes 2013 Distinguished Alumni

Humboldt State University's 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients are Clifford Allenby ('59, Economics, Psychology), Ellie Cachette ('06, Political Science), Robert Henry ('67, Social Science) and Rick Rosenthal ('67, Zoology).

Mar, 2013

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Oct, 2012

Sociology Student Wins National Sustainability Award

HSU Sociology student Rachelle Irby (’12) has received a 2012 Sustainability Leadership Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the national organization that advances sustainability in higher education.

Homecoming & Family Weekend Takes Place Oct. 19-20

A Clubs Fair & Carnival, Athletics Hall of Fame dinner, Food Truck Festival and Saturday football game headline Humboldt State University’s Homecoming & Family Weekend, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20.

Sep, 2012

Apr, 2012

In a Word, What Does Humboldt Mean to You?

Local radio DJ Mike Dronkers (’99, Journalism) says that HSU is like a "sandbox." “You can get in, you can get dirty, it’s kind of fun, you can make mistakes, nobody gets hurt, but at the end of the day, you learn what works and what doesn’t,” Dronkers says.

Mar, 2012

Feb, 2012

Bringing Slackline to the Super Bowl Spotlight

On Tuesday, Andy Lewis (’08, Recreation Administration) was base-jumping from the Fisher Towers rock formations in Utah, at altitudes of more than 500 feet. Just two days earlier, the adrenaline-junkie was in Indianapolis, Ind., showing off his sport and sharing the stage with pop-icon Madonna at the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show.

Oct, 2011


Student-Run Consulting Class Puts Business Students to Work

Last spring, senior business students formed Humboldt State Business Consulting; a class run like a business, as part of Professor Nancy Vizenor’s Small Business Consulting Class, or BA 417. This fall, the current group of students will work with their first clients.

Small Biz Center Puts Alumni, Students Behind the Camera

Two Humboldt State alumni and two students recently teamed up to create a series of videos highlighting the work of the Small Business Development Centers of Northern California, a national program that helps local entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed.

Sep, 2011