Alumni Stories

HSU Alum Nominated for U.S. Post

Humboldt State University Alumnus Lyle Laverty ('65) has been nominated by President George W. Bush to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. The nomination is subject to United States Senate confirmation. In that post, Mr. Laverty would oversee policy for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service, with a combined annual budget of some $3.6 billion and a combined workforce of about 30,000 employees.

Alumni Assoc. Announces Honorees

The HSU Alumni Association has announced that Wesley Chesbro, Ken Fisher and Michelle Kelly will be honored as the university's Distinguished Alumni for 2007 at a dinner and awards ceremony Thursday, April 19. The event will be held at the Kate Buchanan Room on the HSU campus, cocktails will be served at 6 p.m., dinner is scheduled for 7 p.m., with awards ceremony to follow. The Distinguished Alumni Awards Banquet is the most significant annual event produced by the Alumni Association with a heritage dating back to 1960.

Alumni Association Seeking Award Nominees

The Humboldt State University Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its 2007 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Distinguished alumni are individuals recognized as leaders in their fields, and outstanding contributors to their community, nation, or Humboldt State University. While membership in the Alumni Association is not required, nominees should have demonstrated continued interest in HSU and the Alumni Association, and should be able to accept the award in person.

Alum Returns for Concert at HSU

Pianist and Eureka native Ryan MacEvoy McCullough will prepare for his debut performance at New York's Carnegie Hall with an HSU performance on Saturday, November 7 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.

HSU Alum Weighs Salmon's Future

Dr. Robert T. Lackey, Humboldt State University alumnus ('67) and now senior fisheries biologist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency research laboratory in Corvallis, Oregon, is among the editors of a new book published by the American Fisheries Society titled "Salmon 2100: The Future of Wild Pacific Salmon."

HSU Alum's Play Premieres Oct. 12

"Range of Light," a new play by HSU alum Wendy J. Williams ('02), premieres Thursday through Saturday, Oct.12-14, and Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 19-21, at Humboldt State's Van Duzer Theatre. The new curtain time is 7:30 p.m.

Geography Alumni Win Award for Research

Two recent HSU Geography graduates took the top undergraduate prize at the annual Association of Pacific Coast Geographers meeting, September 6 through 8 in Eugene, Oregon.

Fulbright Scholar Headed to Indonesia

Humboldt State University 2002 alumna Melissa (Lisa) Baughn won a distinguished Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in the Republic of Indonesia as part of her graduate study at Humboldt State's sister school, California State University, Northridge.

HSU Alum Wins Another National Wildlife Award

Humboldt State University graduate student and alumnus Dominic Bachman will be honored at the National Meeting of the Wildlife Society in Anchorage, Alaska, September 23-27, for one of 10 awards and scholarships he has amassed with his path-breaking work with the Aleutian cackling goose population in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties.

Art Alumnus Tends to Hallway Garden

The brilliantly colorful “Davood’s Garden” – a whimsical hallway stretch of sculptures, shapes, and textures – is an irresistible stopping point, connecting the two HSU art buildings.

Three Notable Alumni Honored at HSU

Honoring three of the university's exceptional alumni, Humboldt State University's Alumni Association held its 2005-2006 Distinguished Alumni Awards, April 27, over a banquet dinner on the Humboldt State campus.

Nakamura Honored Alum at UC Berkeley

Humboldt State Associate Professor Ken Nakamura, director of the master's of social work program, was honored on April 29 as the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare Alumni of the Year.

Alumni Assoc. Names Honorees

Continuing a tradition begun in 1960, the HSU Alumni Association recently named this year's three Distinguished Alumni Award recipients: Richard Corsi, Kevin Daum and Eric Ramos.