Forever Humboldt

Alumni Updates

Gary Coyne, Oceanography , 1973

December 11, 2020

Gary Coyne worked for 40 years as a scientific glassblower, with over 30 years at Cal State University, Los Angeles. While working at CSULA He wrote the book “The Laboratory Companion” and had a wonderful career helping to make both glass apparatus used in general labs and many one-of-a-kind apparatus used by chemists, geologist, biologist, and physicist. He retired in 2015 and since then has gone deeper in his hobby of woodworking and has spent more time on his bike. He also helps Adobe in their forums answering questions on things like Lightroom, Photoshop, Acrobat and other related programs. In addition he still provides support to the national organization ASGS (American Scientific Glassblowers Society).

Don Treasure, Wildlife , 1974

December 11, 2020

Don Treasure spent 37 years working for and with the federal government as a Biological Technician, Environmental Protection Specialist, and Environmental Specialist. He is now fully retired.

Deanna Claire Dick, Other- Zoology, 1964

December 11, 2020

Deanna Dick had a 30 year career in Clinical Laboratory Science working in hospital and outpatient laboratories in California and Washington.  She retired from Humboldt Central Laboratory in 2000, but then went back in 2016. She worked for United Indian Health Services traveling from Arcata to Wichepec, Klamath and Fortuna. She retired again in 2018.

Charles Lamb, Biological Sciences , 1983

December 11, 2020

After graduation from HSU, Charles Lamb completed a Ph.D. in Neurophysiology at Louisiana State University in 1991. During his doctoral studies he spent one year conducting research at Kagoshima University School of Dentistry in Kagoshima, Japan. He then completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center from 1991-1995. Since 1995, he has been a faculty member at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota.  His positions there have included Professor of Biology, Chair of the School of Natural Sciences, and Chief Research Officer for the university.

Robert Miller, Oceanography Fisheries post grad, 1984

December 11, 2020

Robert Miller is the Co-owner and CFO of Sea Dwelling Creatures, Inc. (http://www.seadwelling.com) and founder of The Coral Ark (http://www.thecoralark.org).

Ryan Bieker, Politics , 2012

December 8, 2020

Ryan Bieker utilizes data to examine and interpret changes in California retirement law and how it will affect CalPERS’ actuarial responsibility to the State of California. Bieker is married to Rita Dunn (HSU politics 2013) who is in her final year of Law School and is currently clerking with U.S. Magistrate Judge Allison Claire.

Robert Deane, History Journalism, 2007

December 4, 2020

Robert Deane currently works in the Public Services Department of the Oregon Tech Library, in Klamath Falls, Oregon. He graduated with his MA Ed. in Social Studies from Western Governors University in 2019 and is nearing completion of his Masters in Library Science: Children & Youth Services from St. John’s University.

Karleigh Shepard, English , 2019

November 18, 2020

Karleigh Shepard is a Master of Public Policy candidate at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs. She has been appointed to the Executive Board of the Association of Master of Public Policy Students as Engagement Chair.

Julie Tyler, Liberal Studies Elementary Education , 2016

November 1, 2020

Julie Tyler recently got their multiple subject credential and moved back to Humboldt County over the summer. They are now working at a local elementary school in Arcata in a place they love with all their heart.

Trever McSwain, Politics , 2012

October 27, 2020

Trever McSwain has been practicing law in Indiana since 2016, he is a captain in the Indiana National Guard JAG Corps and a legal aid attorney for Indiana Legal Services Military Assistance Project where he assists low income Veterans.

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