Alumni Updates

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Duncan McClusky, Fisheries Biology, 1978

Submitted: January 26, 2011

It is not really a recent update. I was in the Ecology Outdoor Group at HSU and I have continued volunteering time in the community. I generally volunteer between 300-400 hours each year. I have been chair of Keep Tift Beautiful for six years, Secretary of the Tree Board for five years, maintain four adopt a miles on my own and help on four others with different organizations. I have been Secretary for a Kiwanis Club for many years, I was on the Georgia Circle K District board as an assistant administrator for about nine years, and participated in five Circle K International Large Scale Service Projects. I have volunteered at the local, state and international level with Special Olympics. I have volunteered with paralympic sports for 17 years.

Nicolas Bauer, Fisheries Biology, 2004

Submitted: January 24, 2011

I am now working for the California Sea Grant Program as a fisheries biologist monitoring coho salmon in the Russian River.

Bonnie R. Fouad, Home Economics, 1984/5

Submitted: January 22, 2011

One of the great things I learned at Humboldt is resiliency. I use this skill everyday while living in the country of Kuwait.

I am home- schooling my 9 year old daughter and teaching Nutrition and Sewing classes to local and foriegn children living abroad.

It is amazing to use my degree in a foreign land to help improve the quality of life for children in a developing country, over run by fast food chains and a lack of nutrition education.

Harriet Ann Burr, Economics, 2010

Submitted: January 21, 2011

Started this month my master's program in Community Economic Development. Very exciting about it! Considering an AmericCorps Vista contract, joined the Northern California Translators Association, and volunteered to do translations for the National Parks Services for the Pacific Region.

Lynn Enemark Pretzel, Journalism, 1988

Submitted: January 21, 2011

Currently the College Counselor and Executive Assistant to the Dean of Students at St. Bernard's Catholic School in Eureka, CA. I also freelance for the Times-Standard. Live across the street from a small, quiet forest overlooking the bay south of Eureka with my 10 year old son and seven year old daughter, three scottie dogs, a cat and a hamster.

Jennifer Polse Payne, Psychology, 2001, 2007

Submitted: January 21, 2011

I miss Humboldt dearly. That was the most amazing time of my life. I got such an in-depth education. I am now a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am the Lead Counselor at an alternative high school and am in Private Practice in Berkeley, Ca.

Heather Sundblad Rhoade, Journalism, 2003

Submitted: January 21, 2011

Own a Cake/cupcake Business...currently working on freelancing for various publications.

Carri Ratazzi, Liberal Studies Elementary Education, 1995

Submitted: January 21, 2011

I'm living in Denver, CO with my beautiful partner of 11 years and our 2 beautiful kids (5 & 3). I am a Geriatric Care Manager with Care Management Solutions and love my work.

Norm Benson, Forestry & Wildland Resources, 1974

Submitted: January 21, 2011

Happily married. Living in N Cal.

Lately been passing along reasonably green thoughts at

Jonathan Timothy Wright, Elementary Education (Liberal Studies), 1990

Submitted: January 21, 2011

Married to Sue(Neal)Wright('88), Jonathan is in a new postion at Emmett High School in Emmett Idaho. He has moved up to Assistant Principal and Athletic Director for the 2010-2011 school year.