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Alumni Updates

Kenneth L. Liscom, Wildlife , Jan., 1949

March 8, 2016

Kenneth L. Liscom, 1949 Wildlife, was born and raised in Arcata. Liscom has retired after 40 years of working with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. He studied salmon and steelhead in the Sacramento River, Alaska, Columbia, and snake rivers by radio tracking. Liscom also studied fish scale analysis and effect of electrical guiding on salmon.

Rhiannon Klingonsmith, Wildlife , 2004

March 7, 2016

Rhiannon Klingonsmith, 2004 Wildlife, has worked as a wildlife biologist in the state and private sectors since graduating. Klingonsmith has remained active in The Wildlife Society and is currently the Sacramento-Shasta chapter president for 2016. 

Jeff C. Stevenson, Journalism , 1981

March 7, 2016

Jeff C. Stevenson, 1981 Journalism, was recently accepted into the Horror Writers Association. Stevenson has several articles, flash fiction, short stories and novelettes being published this year. Film rights for Stevenson’s first book, “Fortney Road: Life, Death, and Deception in a Christian Cult,” are now being represented by Steve Fisher of the Agency for the Performing Arts. Dean Koontz calls Stevenson’s book, “a unique and compelling true story.”

Stephanie Foster, Wildlife , 1995

March 2, 2016

Stephanie Foster, 1995 Wildlife, is currently working at the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley. The center provides care and rehabilitation for injured, sick and orphaned wildlife.

Robert Deane, Journalism History , 2007

March 2, 2016

Robert Deane, 2007 Journalism and History, is currently the library technician/paraprofessional aide for the Butte Valley Unified School District. Deane also completed his second year of coaching the school’s junior varsity boy’s basketball team, winning the Evergreen League title with a 6-0 league record. Deane will begin the teaching credential program at Simpson University this summer. 

Cherrish Robinson , Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies , 2014

March 2, 2016

Cherrish Robinson, ’14 Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies, is graduating this May from Michigan State University with a M.A. in Student Affairs Administration. Cherrish is currently looking for jobs. Robinson wishes to pursue a career in the education pipeline (both K-12 and Post-secondary education), specifically in the administrative or policy related capacity. Within higher education, Robinson is interested in the functional areas of multicultural student affairs, TRIO/EOP, student success and retention, transfer student services, and academic advising. Robinson is also searching in the non-profit realm with a focus on community capacity building, K-12 education reform, high education access and preparation, and diversity and inclusion training and education. 

Raymond J. Bogiatto , Wildlife , 1977

March 2, 2016

Raymond J. Bogiatto, 1977 Wildlife, received his Master of Science in Biology from California State University, Chico in 1986. Bogiatto then worked at Eagle Lake Station as a station manager from 1989-2009. Bogiatto has been serving as a faculty member teaching biology at CSU Chico since 1987 to present day. 

Justin Tretten, English , 2012

March 2, 2016

Justin Tretten, 2012 English, moved back to Colorado after graduating HSU. In Colorado, Tretten earned his teaching license. He now teaches sixth grade language arts in a middle school. 

William Roberts, Theatre , 1967

February 23, 2016

William Roberts, 1967, Theatre Arts, followed his undergraduate education earning degrees from UC Riverside and the University of Manchester, where he took his diploma in Drama in 1969. Roberts spent five years as an actor and director with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival from 1963 to 1972. He has been a resident of Britain and a member of the British Actor’s Equity since the late ‘60s. A broadly experienced actor and voice artiste, he is a frequent reader of American works on BBC Radio and for various audio publishers. He is often heard voicing “heavy” characters in major video games. His film and television appearances include “Behind Closed Doors,” “Infinite Justice,” “Cold Moutain,” and 2015’s “Mission Impossible—Rogue Nation.” Roberts recently published two novellas set on the North Coast, where he was raised. “The Humanist,” a mystery novel, is set in Shelter Cove in Mendocino County. His second book, “An Ill Wind,” takes place in Del Norte County, with scenes set in San Francisco, L.A., and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He is also a private pilot based in London. 

Mary Brown, Journalism , 1993

February 18, 2016

Mary Brown, 1993 Journalism, moved to San Francisco after graduating. Brown started working for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition in 1997, where she became the Membership Director. Brown is best known for leading the Valencia Street bike lanes campaign. Brown left the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition in 2005 and then earned a master’s degree in Geography from San Francisco State University. Afterward she worked for the San Francisco Planning Department. Brown passed away December of lung cancer.