Forever Humboldt

Alumni Updates

John Alcala, History, 1970

May 9, 2012

After graduating from HSU, and getting my teaching credential in 1971, I started my teaching career at Delano High School in Delano, Ca. I taught history developed its Mock Trial program and eventually became department chairman.I retired in 2008 after teaching 38 yrs.

Michael Elwin Briggs, Education, 1984 - Geology BA 1986 - Education MA

May 1, 2012

Recuperating from shoulder surgery in January. My daughter, London, will be 6 in May.

Jennifer Wills-Martin, Psychology, 1987

April 29, 2012

After serving as the principal of St. Lucy School, a K-8 school in San Jose, I have just been appointed to the role of President of Carondelet High School, an all-girls Catholic school of 800 students located next to its partner boys' school De La Salle in Concord, CA. After graduating with an MA in Counseling Psychology in 1990, I served at the Dean of Students and Head Counselor at Presentation High School, San Jose, for 12 years. Following that I was the Academic Dean at Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley for 3 years, then moved into the principalship at St. Lucy School. I am proud to say that I use my training in counseling psychology in my work every single day.

E Safiya Bal, Anthropology, 2011

April 24, 2012

I've been working as a substitute teacher for the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District since December 2011. As of April 2012 I was hired on as field technician for Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc. -based in Davis, CA. The project is in Vacaville, CA.

Mark Martinez, Anthropology, 2009

April 24, 2012

For the past two years I have been advocating and empowering youth to make non-violent, healthy choices as a mentor for the Tariq Khamisa Foundation. Influenced by anthropology of development, I hope to continue my work with non-profit organizations, while attaining my masters in social work.

Nathan Rasmussen, Physics & Astronomy, 2010

April 19, 2012

Going to HSU to study physics was the best decision I've made in my adult life. Not only did it give me confidence in my problem solving abilities, but the faculty is amazing. I was able to do research with Dr. Hoyle and not only publish a paper, but gave a conference talk and a few others about the research. I was hired to teach physics labs after graduation, and now I am about to start a PhD program at Washington State University. Studying at HSU has been an amazing experience!

Robert M. Danno, Education, 1986

April 6, 2012

Robert M. Danno, 1986, Education, is currently a National Park Service Ranger and federal whistle blower who has written a new book, “Worth Fighting For: A Park Ranger’s Unexpected Battle Against Federal Bureaucrats & Washington Redskins Owner Dan Snyder.”

Stewart Wilson, Forestry & Wildland Resources, 2010

April 3, 2012

Research Assistant at UC Davis in Soils and Biogeochemistry. MS Student

TIM PROVAN, Wildlife, 1968

March 30, 2012

upon graduation, moved to Utah. Completed M.S. Degree in Wildlife Sciences at Utah State. Worked 30 years for Utah Div. Wildlife Resources. Became Director in 1989 Retired and moved to Redding, CA and worked for Duck's Unlimited for 7 years as Regional Director. Retired in 2004. Continue to hunt & fish enjoying the beauty of Northern California.

Carrie Leonard, Oceanography, 1992

March 29, 2012

Carrie has recently been name the Director of Advanced Concepts for BAE Systems in Honolulu. In this role she meets with the user community to develop technical solutions to their pressing needs. She has also been named the Vice President of the Society of Women Engineers Hawaiian Island Chapter. On a personal note, she's a soccer coach (U8 AYSO), baseball and water polo mom, and active triathlete.