Forever Humboldt

Alumni Updates

Zoe H. Armstrong, Religious Studies, 2003

May 13, 2011

June 1, 2009 I began serving in Peace Corps Armenia as a Community and Business Development Volunteer. I am an NGO Development Specialist for a Women's Resource Center in Southern Armenia. I will be completing my service term and moving back to the east coast this summer. I credit my time with the Refugee Extension Program out of HSU's Youth Educational Services for getting me this position. I am very happy to be counted amongst the large and proud group of past HSU students who have served in the US Peace Corps.

James Arthur Bonomini,Physical Education Minor in Mathematics, 1968

May 12, 2011

Retired 8 years this June. Coaching American Legion Baseball.

Jo Anne Smith (Flueck), Wildlife, 1982

May 12, 2011

Recently appointed Chair of Huemul Task Force in the Species Survival Commission of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Has served as Chair for the Scientific Steering Committee for the 6th and 7th International Deer Biology Congress (Republic of Czech and Chile, respectively) and now serving at same capacity for the upcoming 8th IDBC, which is to be held in Harbin China.

Wesley Korpela, Anthropology, 2011

May 10, 2011

pursing careering in maritime archaeology

Morgan King, Environment and Community, 2003

May 6, 2011

In March 2011 I was hired on as the Sustainability & Waste Coordinator for Humboldt State, after working five years as a Program Manager for a sustainability non-profit. I live in Arcata with my wife and daughter, who will turn 5 in August.

Lizbet Husby-Gerry, Anthropology, 2007

April 25, 2011

Living and working in Oregon.

Christopher Robertson, Anthropology, 2009

April 19, 2011

I just accepted an offer of admission into U.C. Berkeley's Asian Studies MA program, and will be focusing on China Studies during the fall of 2011. During the two-year program, I am hoping to take an extra year to study Chinese abroad in both China and Taiwan.

Kate Catanese, Anthropology, 2010

April 6, 2011

After graduating, I worked for six months as a research assistant on a project through Tulane University concerning the reproductive strategies of male capuchin monkeys. Although it was an amazing and life-changing experience, I came out of it knowing that I would much rather work with people than primates, and am currently seeking admission to HSU's elementary education program.

M. Scott Grabau, Theatre, 1992

April 3, 2011

M. Scott Grabau joined the Irvine Valley College Theater Department full-time faculty this semester. His professional design credits include: ‘da Kink In My Hair [NAACP Award], Don Quixote, Aint Misbehavin, The Goat, Long Story Short, and Superior Donuts (San Diego Repertory); The Sound of Music, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Dreamgirls, Annie Get Your Gun, Me and My Girl (Moonlight Stage); Romeo y Julieta (Old Globe/CECUT); The Book of Liz, The Santaland Diaries, Pageant, Curse of the Starving Class [Pattè award], Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Cygnet Theatre); No Way to Treat a Lady, The Smell of the Kill, Dracula [Pattè award], Back to Bacharach, The Chosen, A Thousand Clowns, and Romeo and Juliet (North Coast Repertory). He received his MFA degree from UC San Diego and has assisted on shows at South Coast Repertory, ACT in Seattle, Sacramento Music Circus and the La Jolla Playhouse. Visit his website at www.mscottdesign.com.

(Allen) Kent Willis, Biological Sciences, 1969

March 30, 2011

I teach Algebra I and physical science in 8th grade at Fortuna Middle School. I have coached soccer, track, and basketball and have also served as Vice Principal and Athletic Director. I received an MA in elementary education from the University of San Francisco, and an MA in educational technology leadership from The George Washington University in Washington D.C. I have just finished a doctorate re: the relationship of multiplication tables and fraction skills to learning algebra. My wife and I have two children and enjoy dancing, skiing, softball, and coaching basketball.

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