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Nicolas Havlik, Forestry & Wildland Resources, 2001

Submitted: March 27, 2012

Currently employed by Parsons Corporation at Fort Bliss, Texas as the Program Manager for the Integrated Training Area Management(ITAM)Program. Our program focuses on erosion and sediment control, native grass re-seeding, vegetation monitoring, maneuver trail maintenance and reconfiguration, protection of sites both of cultural and biological significance and education to our Military on the importance of being good stewards of the 1500 square miles of training land that encompasses Fort Bliss.

Sylvia Anne Montgomery, English, 1976

Submitted: March 24, 2012

I am celebrating, this year, the 10th anniversary of a magazine I cofounded. BioProcess International is a peer-reviewed trade publication for 30,000+ readers in the biopharmaceutical industry. It's owned by Informa, a company based in London. I work from my small farm in Dexter, OR, where among other things, I provide a home for two or three geriatric llamas at a time.

Ronald Anderson, Physics & Astronomy, 2002

Submitted: March 23, 2012

I work for Naval Shipyard doing Radiological work. Dosimetry tech at the moment.

Jonathan Shultz, Rangeland Resource Science, Minor in Forestry, 2005

Submitted: March 22, 2012

Just got promotion to District Conservationist with USDA-NRCS in Eureka (as of Feb 27, 2012). Thanks Susan and Ken!!!!

Jason M. Fancher, Theater Arts and Anthropology, 1998

Submitted: March 22, 2012

Jason Fancher, 1998 Theater Arts and Anthropology, completed his Ph.D. in anthropology at Washington State University in 2009. His doctoral dissertation is an analysis of animal bones butchered by modern Aka and Bofi hunter-gatherers of the Central African Republic. Jay is currently teaching anthropology at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon.

Dr. Gary Joseph Stebbins, Wildlife, 1972

Submitted: March 21, 2012

Gary Joseph Stebbins, 1972, Wildlife, has reentered the world of public education as principle of the Greenville, Calif., and Taylorsville, Calif., elementary schools after a career in public education as a teacher and administrator, and then professor of Educational Leadership at San Jose State University. Stebbins and his wife Maureen (a Humboldt alumna) built their retirement home at Lake Almanor, Calif., with the help of family. Stebbins enjoys his "born again" role as principal and Maureen also volunteers at the schools several days a week.

Amy Gustafson, Forestry & Wildland Resources, 2007

Submitted: March 19, 2012

I am currently a Rangeland Management Specialist for the Sierra National Forest, and have been since fall of 2008.

Gary Sawyer, Geography, 1980

Submitted: March 19, 2012

I worked as a cartographer since graduation in 1980 and for the past 10 years I worked for Pinellas County Florida as Cartographic Cadastralist. I really miss school and the challenges. Humboldt was the best time of my life. I am now 65 and retired. For many years I had my own cartographic business and produced and printed my own maps. For the last 10 years I have been using ARCInfo producing data bases and interactive maps.

Lisa Claussen, Liberal Studies Elementary Education, 2003

Submitted: March 15, 2012

I have been a Special Education teacher for 2 years at a Non-Public School for children with Autism in Los Angeles and for the last 7 years a Resource Specialist/Special Day Class teacher for Natomas USD in Sacramento. My husband Paul Claussen (LSEE, class of 2003) is a Special Education teacher for Lindhurst High School in Marysville Joint USD. We both love our jobs and truly believe the education received from HSU was the best. It prepared us and gave us a leg up with the wide variety of classes we experienced including Oceanography, Forestry, and Photography to just name a few. We miss the university, but do get back up a few times a year.

Thierry Mann, Chemistry, 1993

Submitted: March 5, 2012

Ph. D. University of Arizona 1998 Micromass/ Waters 1999-2003 Novartis Pharma 2003-present Moved to Basel Switzerland 2011