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Nicholas J Osborne, Sociology, 2004

Submitted: May 23, 2011

In 2010, I completed my doctorate in educational administration and leadership at the University of California-Davis. I was recently hired at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign as the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Veterans Programs. My research areas include veterans, emotional intelligence and community-building, and gender –specifically men and masculinities. I miss the sacred and tranquil Humboldt region!

Gary Perless, Geography, 1984

Submitted: May 15, 2011

After an amazing, mind-opening, tongue-training Spring Field Study in Oaxaca, Mexico (1984) with Prof. Hal Jackson, I became smitten with Latin culture, Spanish and the travel bug. These passions combined with mountaineering (NOLS 1986) launched me into two marvelous decades of adventures off the beaten path in Mexico (Old and New), Pacific Northwest, Chile, Argentina, and Europe. Moved to Port Townsend, WA, in 2001, now married, with two kids, working as a teacher of Geography, Spanish, Music, and outdoor education. Glad to hear from classmates, travelers. Find me on linkedin or email directly:

Craig Bashore, Sociology, 1970

Submitted: May 14, 2011

I recently retired for the second time and my wife, Debbie and I moved from Palm Springs, California to Astoria, Oregon. We are glad to be back " in the rain".

Dawn Arledge, Sociology, 2002

Submitted: May 13, 2011

Was chosen to receive an "Award of Excellence" from the California Office of Traffic Safety & the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for work to reduce the number of young people injured or killed in car crashes.

Zoe H. Armstrong, Religious Studies, 2003

Submitted: May 13, 2011

June 1, 2009 I began serving in Peace Corps Armenia as a Community and Business Development Volunteer. I am an NGO Development Specialist for a Women's Resource Center in Southern Armenia. I will be completing my service term and moving back to the east coast this summer. I credit my time with the Refugee Extension Program out of HSU's Youth Educational Services for getting me this position. I am very happy to be counted amongst the large and proud group of past HSU students who have served in the US Peace Corps.

James Arthur Bonomini, Physical Education Minor in Mathematics, 1968

Submitted: May 13, 2011

Retired 8 years this June. Coaching American Legion Baseball.

Jo Anne Smith (Flueck), Wildlife, 1982

Submitted: May 12, 2011

Recently appointed Chair of Huemul Task Force in the Species Survival Commission of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Has served as Chair for the Scientific Steering Committee for the 6th and 7th International Deer Biology Congress (Republic of Czech and Chile, respectively) and now serving at same capacity for the upcoming 8th IDBC, which is to be held in Harbin China.

Wesley Korpela, Anthropology, 2011

Submitted: May 10, 2011

pursing careering in maritime archaeology

Morgan King, Environment & Community (Social Sciences), 2003

Submitted: May 6, 2011

In March 2011 I was hired on as the Sustainability & Waste Coordinator for Humboldt State, after working five years as a Program Manager for a sustainability non-profit. I live in Arcata with my wife and daughter, who will turn 5 in August.

Lizbet Husby-Gerry, Anthropology, 2007

Submitted: April 26, 2011

Living and working in Oregon.