“Jacktastic”Daran Fraser Alumni, 2004
A fantastic experience that can only be uniquely supplied by attending HSU and being a Lumberjack!...Go Jacks!
“Validation”Karen Dziurzynski Cox Alumni, 1983
As I've gone out in to the world I've come to realize that there are other people like me that are energetic, smart, caring, innovative and, yes, maybe a bit different -- HSU Alumni!
“Friendship”Laurie Barnett Alumni, 1983
Many of the friends I made at Humboldt--including my best friend, my husband--have been there for me through thick and thin and then some, ever since we all left Arcata. We all went in different directions, but still have that strong bond we formed at HSU.
“Beaches”Gary Backlund Alumni, 1973
From south of Eureka to north of Orick, when not studying, we walked the beaches, climbed the cliffs, marvalled at the trees and fell in love with nature. Accepted at both Chico and San Jose state universities, I am so thankful to have chosen Humboldt. I now teach at Vancouver Island University, enjoying a Humboldt-like environment.
“Career”Richard Galloway Alumni, 1947
I launched my career at Humboldt State College in 1946 working as a clerk in the library for a year then as a junior librarian for two years. After a year at USC library school, I came back to Humboldt as a librarian until 1960, when I was chosen to be library director at the new CalState Stanislaus campus, where I worked until retiring in 1983. I owe it all to HSC and its great education.
“Family”Joanne Solorio Alumni, 2004
Being hundreds of miles away from home, we created our own close knit family at HSU. We cared, trusted and relied on each other for the good and the bad. We will always carry that shared experience and know that til this day we can still reach out to each other for how ever big or small the reason may be. I forever see these friends as my family!
“Home”Lynn Jones Alumni, 1982
I spent my youth living primarily in the Bay Area, but also in Central America and Europe. When I came to Humboldt in 1972 I found my community. The setting, the pace, the priorities, the activities, the people all fit me like a glove. So I never left. Now, if I could just order up a little more sunshine ...
“Belonging”Cassie Hobbs Alumni, 2008
For me, Humboldt State was the first place in my life that made me feel like I belonged. As a sanctuary for bright, unique people, HSU was a vibrant and challenging community that encouraged courage, respect and growth.
“Memories”Jane Conley McGrath Alumni, 1972
I have the most wonderful memories of my years at HSU; some of the best years of my life!
“Expansive”Evan Alumni, 1995
When I left for HSU my mother said, "Be sure to expand your horizons", thanks to my mom for saying it, and thanks to Humboldt for allowing me to do it. The environment and people of HSU forced me to expand my horizons in ways a 17 year old kid didn't think possible, and have kept me looking for was to expand horizons to this day. I can't wait to give my kids the same message as they prepare for their future ( hopefully at HSU)!
“bloom”Tina Borgman Alumni, 1995
I choose the word "bloom," as my move to Arcata allowed me to blossom into the open-minded person I am today. Previous to HSU, I was living in a small community with a very low tolerance for differences.
“Coalition”Janine Silvis Student, 2012
Students at Humboldt State University have the opportunity to work with so many clubs and departments. I feel that at HSU students really do make a difference on their campus.
“Lucid”Jeffrey Palumbo Student, 2013
“Beautiful”Stephanie Newman Former student
No matter where I go, nothing compares to the beauty of the mist hanging over the Redwood trees in the morning. I miss Arcata.
“Endless”Darby Meyer Alumni, 2000
Because opportunities at HSU are Endless and the experiences you get there last forever!
“Future”Lisa McCullough Family
Because my amazing daughter Claire is discovering her future potential as a freshman at HSU!
“Freedom”Christine Orlowski Student, 2013
I found out who I was and what I really wanted out of life when I came to HSU. I have had the best opportunities, met some of the best people, and changed my life for the better. HSU gives you the freedom to be who you want to be and gives you the tools to pursue anything.
“Enrichment”Enid Weaver Alumni, 2006
I wanted a word that describes what HSU did for my life, for the HSU community, and for the local community.
“Curiosity”Katy Tahja Alumni, 1970
HSC made me curious about the natural world and it's wonders. HSC made me want to learn more about lichens. HSC was my grounding to work as a librarian 40 years, then become an author...of a book about Humboldt State University! Kathleen Alban class of '70 journalism...married to a HSC grad and mom of a HSU grad!
“Refuge”Jacquelynn Hilton Student, 2014
A home for the spirited, the smelly, the carefree, the hardworking, the student, the teacher, the environmentalist, the engineer and much more. Never have I been to a place with so much diversity AND open minds.