Forever Humboldt

Alumni Updates

Morgan Eaton, Geography, 1979

August 27, 2011

Living it up it in the dry side of Washington state. Looking forward to retirement soon!

Judy Chance Hope, Art, 1971

August 27, 2011

Having worked as a ceramist and drafter (both mechanical and architectural) while painting when I could, I shifted my focus to painting 15 years ago. Last year I received a gold medal award for a painting of redwoods in Jedediah Smith Park from the Redwood Forest Foundation. I work in acrylic and oil and have work in collections all over the country and Europe. My husband, also an HSU grad, and have one daughter who is an artist in NY. We have a small farm in rural Menocino county where we grow organic veggies, flowers and chickens. We have a wonderful pug to guard us.

Joshua Brookshire, Geography

August 27, 2011

Is working for bandelier National Monument as a lead helitack crewmember.

Brian Eisenhauer, Sociology, MA, 1997

August 27, 2011

Thanks for everything! I am happy to share I continue to teach environmental/natural resource sociology and conduct research at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, where I am Director of the Office of Environmental Sustainability and Acting Director of the Center for the Environment (CFE). In CFE we coordinate an interdisciplinary MS program in Environmental Science and Policy, and Sociology has a critiaclly important role in our program.

Rashad Korah Thomas, Politics, 2006

August 27, 2011

I am the project manager (country director) for Uganda Village Project. A non-profit orgainzation decited to improving the quality of life for citizens in the villages that make up the Iganga District. We have programs in well construction, nets, fistula repair, among others.

Elaine Hogan, Politics, 2007

August 26, 2011

After serving as a Health Volunteer for the Peace Corps in Honduras, I am back in Arcata. I work for Northcoast Children's Services as a Bilingual Family Service Specialist serving high-needs families with children enrolled in Head Start.

Sandra Lee Mathews, Journalism, 1990

August 26, 2011

My Journalism Degree served me well in business. I worked in telecommunications for 20 years after graduation. I was a re-entry student graduating in 1990 with the tools that enabled me to succeed. The writing and presentation skills,learned in the journalism dept. along with speaking skills, gave me the impetus to compete and win jobs for my company. I am currently retired and now volunteer in the Community Relations Department at Mercy Medical Center Redding. Here I am contributing to the hospital newsletter and serving in public events hosted by the hospital.

Jessica Hoffschildt, Art, 2003

August 26, 2011

currently working at Kinoshita Circus in Japan

Ron Melin, Geography, 1971

August 26, 2011

Retired from teaching in LAUSD. Currently working at Madrona Marsh and Preserve in Torrance, Ca. doing restoration.

Arnie Braafladt, Journalism, 1974

August 26, 2011

As I approach my 60th birthday, I'm thrilled my older daughter, Nicole, an engineer with CalTrans, will be married in September to Tim Farrell,a CDF firefighter and also a HSU alum. Nicole and Tim live on Kneeland and are planning a "hoe down" on their mountain property (with two bands!) as their wedding reception. I'm also happy to be "on the mend" from recent neck surgery and am looking forward to my next trip to Kauai in October to celebrate my 60th!

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