“Welcome”Roberta Duggan Assistant Manager ~ HSU Bookstore
The HSU Bookstore is a popular stop for our campus visitors. I take great pride in welcoming our visitors and sharing in their memorable first impressions. I delight in hearing our visitors say that Humboldt State is the most welcoming campus!
“Avocado”Chris Gohlich Family
My daughter who doesn't like avocados is a freshman at HSU and now I can eat avocados when ever I like.
“Transformation”Terri M. Student, 2012
Because HSU provides the tools that aid in one's transformation...on the personal and academic level.
“Peaceful”Meralee Shannon Alumni, 1973
You can feel it in the air, see it in the trees and ferns, the vibe permeates your heart.
“Doors”Frank Watts Alumni, 1972
Humboldt State opened so many doors for me, a door to an outstanding education, a door to allow me to mature, to think and make my own decisions, a door that makes me want to remain in contact with the University and most importantly a door to make some of the greatest friends a guy could ask for. Friends, both students and staff, that are life long and that I wouldn't trade for anything.
“Investment”Sara Perkins Student, 2013
With all the time and money that we spend in school its an investment for a better future. Having knowledge, memories, and interactions with peers and professors that will last for a long time to come.
“Freedom”Marina Christina Fabro Alumni, 2012
I chose the word freedom to represent HSU because upon entering Humboldt State University my freshman year, I remember feeling free! Not only free from my parents but free to be who I wanted to be. I feel that HSU openly accepts each and every student's freedom of expression. It allows us to be who we are and who we want to be without direct judgement. At HSU you have freedom, freedom to grow!
“Support”Lauren Student, 2013
The support systems in place at HSU are second to none. As a student here you really feel like you can do anything, because you have people that are willing and able to get you there. I have accomplished all that I have in my education and in my life because of the people that have supported me along the way, and at HSU those people are many: my friends, my roommates, my professors, my adviser, and of coarse my fellow classmates. Together we are one; we are Humboldt.
“Opportunity”Steve Hemstreet Student, 2014
HSU represents an opportunity to better myself, my community, and the world we live in.
“Achievement”Zsofia Kiss Alumni, 2012
As an International Student, studying at a foreign university in a language other than your own, is a huge achievement. I know my family is very proud of me for succeeding for the past 4 years, and are looking forward to see me achieve my greater goals outside the classroom in the future.
“Opportunity”Laura JK Student, 2015
HSU represents the opportunity to find one's self, to learn about life, to meet the world, to succeed, or to fail. HSU represents the opportunity to become whomever you wish to be.
“Outdoors”Doug Bartlett Alumni, 1995
My freshman year I did every outdoor activity known to man many through the HSU Center Activities. The outdoors helped me find my major and eventually my career. I am a year round camp director and love to influence youth and adults through play and activities, as many as possible in the outdoors in our natural environment. Get Outdoors and feel alive!
“Opportunity”Nicole Wilkin Student
Humboldt provides many opportunities to grow and learn as a person. There are academic challenges and adventurous opportunities everywhere you go.
“Future”Jon Baer Student, 2014
Without HSU and my education, I would have no future. Well at least not any sort of future I am interested in.
“Magical”Jessica D'Avanza Alumni, 2007
Humboldt State and Humboldt County are magical to me because it is where I fell in love with my boyfriend (we met in Creekview) and it is where I feel I learned so much about myself and the world due to the inspiring culture that is Humboldt. I was born in New Hampshire, but I believe I didn't grow up until I came to Humboldt. A day doesn't pass when I do not think of Humboldt and how it has shaped me and how much I miss it.
“Everlasting”Robert Chacon Alumni, 1993
Even though I left HSU in '93, it has never left me. Not a day goes by that my mind fails to think back to my days in that magical place. I return from time to time, if only to refill my senses with the sights, sounds and scents of my university, its people and places. What I gained from my experience there lives on in my daughter and will continue to guide future generations. Humboldt State is, indeed, everlasting.
“Hands-on”Aaron Payne Alumni, 2000
Industrial Technology gave me a hands on approach to my schooling and that was exactly what I needed. Now as an Industrial Technology teacher at Los Gatos High School, I am able to connect with students who need the same kinesthetic learning styles I did.
“Friendship”Ron Melin Alumni, 1971
The friendships I made between '69 and '72 at Humboldt have lasted. I'm in touch with the likes of Brent McGhie, Rocky Morris, Jim Daveler, and Frankie Watts on a regular basis. We've vacationed together, attend Lumberjack football and basketball and of course reminisce about our years in Redwood Hall and at the 'Boldt. I think each of us would agree that we're better people because of the friendships we made at HSU. Go Lumberjacks!
“Connections”Eileen McGee Alumni, 2003
I came away more connected to the community and the work that I wanted to do. Those connections provided opportunities for me to make my way in the world as the me that I'd become as a result of my HSU education. Committed professors made all the difference. As an older student, I've never stopped wondering what my life would have been like if I'd gone to college earlier. I'm happy and fulfilled in my profession.
“Community”Alana Gross Student, 2013
Humboldt's community is incredible. On campus and off, there are so many opportunities to learn, teach, grow and share through many different experiences and programs. Get out there and explore!