Alumni Stories

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.


Behind the Scenes--and Loving it

What’s special about the performing arts? For Roman Sanchez (‘18, Theatre, Film, & Dance),it's about carving your own career path.


Alum Works on Sustainable Roads

Californians and cars have always had a complicated relationship. We love hitting the road but hate being tied up in traffic.

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.


Flying in Hope

After 40 years flying airplanes, Douglas Harding (’85, Geography) discovered his aspirations soared higher. He started saving lives.


Golden Grads Celebrate 50 Years

Over the Homecoming & Family Weekend, Forever Humboldt honored 12 Humboldt State University alumni from the classes of ’67 and ’68 who reached a special milestone: They graduated 50+ year


Distinguished Alumni Visit Campus

Over the recent Homecoming & Family Weekend, 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients Jennifer Kho (’99, Journalism), managing editor of HuffPost, and aquaculture pioneer Craig Tucker (’74, Z


Fifty Years Later

Redwood Hall alumni came together recently to celebrate 50 years since living in the residence hall while attending Humboldt State.

‘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.”


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.


Making it Big On the Air, in Kazakhstan

It’s Friday night in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, where locals are catching the latest episode of "Hello, Птича!" (“Hello, Little Bird!”), Kazakh broadcaster Novoe TV’s weekly English-lan


40 Years Later, Alumni Walk in Commencement

Graduation is always a special day. This year, commencement was especially meaningful for two alumni, who participated decades after they finished their educations at HSU.

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).