Alumni Stories

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.

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.

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.


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.

Students and parents gather in San Diego for a Freshmen Send-off party

Student Send-Offs

More than 300 new HSU students and family members joined Forever Humboldt for Send-Off parties throughout the state. Chatting with alumni, new Lumberjacks gained valuable information on local

HSU Music Professor Harley Muilenburg

Alums of Four Decades Gather to Sing for Harley

How to honor retiring professor Harley Muilenburg after 32 years of teaching Humboldt State students to sing? More than 20 of his former students who were members of his Mad River Transit jazz

Distinguished Alumnus R.W. Hicks at the 2015 Humboldt State Honors Dinner.

Recap: Humboldt State Honors 2015

Forever Humboldt hosted the four Distinguished Alumni Award winners (R.W. Hicks pictured above) at this year’s HSU Honors Dinner. In addition to the alumni awards, the Distinguished Faculty Award

A tour group samples beers at the Lost Coast Brewery.

Lost Coast Brewery Tour

HSU alumni and other Forever Humboldt members had an exclusive opportunity to tour the Lost Coast Brewery’s new plant before it opens to the public. More than 100 guests turned out.

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.