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Andres Felix Romero

CSU Award Winner Finds Healing in Humboldt

After a series of traumatic events in Andres Felix Romero’s childhood and into adulthood, including the death of loved ones, he’s realized that goodness and hope can sprout from pain and suffering.

A photo of Craig Vejvoda, Virgil Moorehead, and Dan Phillips, who each gifted $50,000 to the Cal Poly Humboldt Wrestling Club, building upon the University's wrestling legacy.

Building a Strong Future for Wrestling Program

“Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.” This saying is known to everyone who’s hit the mat and wrestled at one point or time. For Virgil Moorehead (‘83, Education), Craig Vejvoda (‘80, Business Administration), and Dan Phillips (‘91, Business and Computer Information Systems), who were members of the Humboldt wrestling community, it’s true.

Geology students taking core samples at the Mad River Slough.

Advancing Earthquake Research

Cal Poly Humboldt is partnering with several institutions including lead university, the  University of Oregon, on a new multi-institution earthquake research center, which will receive $15 million from the National Science Foundation over five years to study the Cascadia subduction zone and bolster earthquake preparedness in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

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Cal Poly Humboldt Sees Strong Support from Donors

Over the last year, thousands of donors stepped up to support Cal Poly Humboldt students, giving $12.5 million to advance academic excellence, expand educational access, and foster innovative research and programs.

A photo of Jade Takimoto-Soriano

Building Inclusivity in the Video Game Industry

Playing video games was always a way for Jade Takimoto-Soriano ('16, International Studies) and her family to connect and spend time together. Her love for video games has come full circle as she is now the recruiter of diversity and Inclusion at Bad Robot Games, a video game company founded by renowned filmmaker J.J. Abrams, who made films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mission Impossible, and Star Trek.

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Humboldt is One of the 'Best in the West'

Cal Poly Humboldt is one of the 79 best colleges in the West according to The Princeton Review. The education services company lists Humboldt in the Best in the West section of its “2024 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”

Dr. Alistair McCrone was Cal Poly Humboldt’s fifth president and the longest-serving in the University’s history.

Loss of President Emeritus Alistair McCrone

We are sad to share news of the loss of President Emeritus Alistair McCrone. Dr. McCrone passed away in Lynnwood, Washington on August 17 at the age of 91. He leaves behind his wife Judith, of 65 years, and two sons Bruce and Craig and their families.

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New Faces in University Leadership

Cal Poly Humboldt recently announced new appointments to the University: Mark A. Johnson, chief of staff; Sarah Long, University controller; and Nick Pettit, executive director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports for the Lumberjacks.

Mark A. Johnson

President’s Office Names New Chief of Staff

Mark A. Johnson has been appointed Chief of Staff in the President’s Office at Cal Poly Humboldt. He was selected after a national search, and will begin his tenure on August 21.

President’s Distinguished Service Award winners: Keith Flamer, Connie Stewart, Robin Smith

Cal Poly Humboldt Honors Service and Leadership

Cal Poly Humboldt celebrated the recipients of the President’s Distinguished Service Award as well as the naming of Presidents Courtyard at Founders Hall—the University’s most iconic building.