Forever Humboldt

Alumni Updates

Beverly (Freeman) Weber, Journalism, 1985

June 9, 2012

Completed two masters degrees, one in Adult Education/Distance Learning and one in Psychology; starting Ph.D. program in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Gregory Day, History, 1986

June 5, 2012

Greg Day is an attorney in Oregon where he practices family, criminal and disability law. He served as an infantry officer in the Sinai, Egypt and in Afghanistan, and commanded an infantry battalion in Iraq. He is the recipient of two Bronze Stars and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and is currently a Colonel with the National Guard. He has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Humboldt State University, a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Oregon School of Law. Greg lives on the Rogue River in Grants Pass, Oregon where his family enjoys white-water rafting, scuba diving, and backpacking together.

Robert E. Ruehl, Geography, 1987

June 2, 2012

Work at Weather Forecast Office Eureka, CA. Currently involved in the installation of many automatic weather data collection packages(DCPs)throughout northwestern California in conjunction with CA State Parks, CA Dept. of Water Resources and the CA/NV River Forecast Center.

Robert Deane, Journalism, 2007

May 31, 2012

After nearly two years as a newsreporter in Idaho and Oregon, I've returned to Dorris, California where I work for the Butte Valley Unified School District as a Teacher's Aide/Library Technician. Currently I'm taking online classes through Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, Calif., majoring in Library/Information Technology. I still have great memories of Humboldt County and Humboldt State University and hope to visit the area again in the future.

Kathryn Leigh Riley, Wildlife, 2006

May 31, 2012

Kathryn Riley recently joined the San Diego URS Corporation as a Wildlife Biologist. She is currently conducting wildlife surveys on alternative energy projects in the Sonoran and Mojave deserts of California. Her focus is on migratory birds, burrowing owls and the federally endangered desert tortoise.

Brian Davis, Film, 1992

May 16, 2012

Daniel Mandell, History, 1979

May 15, 2012

In 2012-2013, I will be a research fellow at the American Antiquarian Society thanks to an AAS-NEH grant, and will also be a visiting scholar at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies. My project is a study of the shifting notion of equality in America, circa 1600-1880. Two years ago, my sixth book, _King Philip’s War: Colonial Expansion, Native Resistance, and the End of Indian Sovereignty_, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press for general readers and college survey classes; it was named an “Outstanding Academic Title” by _Choice_ magazine.

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.