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Alumni Updates

Lawson Snyder, Fisheries Biology, 1980

October 22, 2011

Spent 31 years after graduaion with the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, which later became the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Started in 1980 as a freshwater fisheries biologist and is currently serving as Deputy Director of the Division of Habitat and Species Conservation.

David Talley, Biological Sciences, 1983

October 22, 2011

I am finishing my 30 th year as a public school educator. I taught science at the middle and high school level for 13 years in California before moving into school administration. I have worked at all grade levels k-12 and currently serve as principal of Quincy high school. My wife Michele and I have been married for 21 years and have two daughters, Danielle and Marinda

Carlton Yee, Forestry & Wildland Resources, 1964

October 16, 2011

After 13 years in Central Oregon, Judi and I recently moved to the Boise, ID area. We love it here with a bigger city and a State more politically attuned to our views. We summer here and winter in the Las Vegas area. I have been retired for 11 years now and am hoping to live long enough to be a problem for CALPERS.

Laura Smith (now Baker), Nursing, 2000

October 6, 2011

I live in the SF Bay Area where I was raised. I've worked as a staff nurse in Labor & Delivery since graduation. I've now transitioned out of patient care services into the clinical informatics department of my organization where I'm on the team to build and implement an electronic health record system. Married for 8 years, 2 daughters, 1 chocolate lab, and 2 cats (from Humboldt Co Humane Society!).

Katherine Louise Kalthoff, World Languages and Cultures, 1988

September 30, 2011

I am married with a 3 y.o. daughter. Working on another child. I've been clean and sober for more than 7 yrs. My years at HSU taught me about a sense of community that I have brought to my medical practice. I am truely blessed.

Garrett Edward Spears, Journalism, 2007

September 26, 2011

After graduating from Humboldt in 2007, life has been difficult for me. I have had freelance camera work for KCSB (City of San Bernardino) from February 2008 to April 2008. I was let go because they could not afford to pay freelancers any more. So far no major career in my degree. On the good side I have had work for Empire Wrestling Federation with my first match on March 15, 2008 and hardcore wrestling legend Mick Foley wished me good luck on my first match. Now I am part of a new pro wrestling show called Wrestling Revolution. We will begin taping on October 11, 2011. For more info wrestlingrevolutionproject.com

Jane McKay, Art, 1990

September 25, 2011

Recently completed BSN currently enrolled in MSN. Named Clinical Supervisor of Hospice, Signature Hospice, Porltand Oregon.

Marlette Grant-Jackson, Native American Studies, 2001

September 23, 2011

While attending HSU I was a student assistant for the ITEP Program. After Graduation I was lucky enough to get a full time job at ITEPP as the Curriculum Resource Coordinator and now after ten years I am the Resource Coordinator and the Student Advisor for the Program.

John Jamison, English, 1996

September 13, 2011

After graduation in 1996, I moved over to China for a "short" teaching stint, and I've been over here ever since. In 2001 I got my Master's in English from Iowa State. I'm now working for Intel as their Chengdu site employee communication manager and working on their China staffing online engagement strategy.

Shawna Joy Hernandez, Philosophy, 1996

September 12, 2011

While I did not pursue an advanced degree in Philosophy - my bachelors in Philosophy has served me well. I feel that my written communication, critical thinking and "outside of the box" perspective have come in very handy as I have navigated my way through the business world.

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