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Class Notes Jared Haynes 2/18/2016  
Jared Haynes, 1982 M.A. Biology and 1986 M.A. English, married alumna Gail Newton in 1986 under the redwoods in Eureka. Haynes started his career at College of the Redwoods, teaching math and English. After the couple moved to Sacramento, Haynes spent 25 years teaching writing in the University Writing Program at UC Davis, including an advanced writing course for biology students and an advanced writing course for pre-law students. Haynes also taught the university's English grammar course and a Science in the Renaissance course. Haynes retired in 2014.
Class Notes Peggy E. Molloy 2/18/2016  
Peggy Molloy, 1993 Art, has performed with the Joffrey Ballet, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Opera Company of Boston, and the Dell Arte Christmas Players. She is the current Chairman of the local Advisory Board for the Salvation Army.
Class Notes Gail A. Newton 2/18/2016  
Gail Newton, 1989 M.A. Biology, married alumnus, Jared Haynes (see above), in 1986 under the redwoods in Eureka. Newton and Haynes have one child, Blythe Newton-Haynes, who is currently attending Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. Newton began her career in Humboldt County as a self-employed botanist. During her 10 years as a professional botanist, she provided 1,400 specimens to the HSU herbarium (many of which are rare species from remote areas of the North Coast) and restored coastal dune, riparian, and wetland systems. After the couple moved to Sacramento, she spent 27 years employed by the state of California as a restoration ecologist and manager in the Departments of Conservation, Fish and Game, Water Resources, and the State Lands Commission. Newton retired in 2015. They plan to split their retirement time between Connecticut, California, and traveling.
Class Notes Louis A. Richards 2/11/2016  
Lou Richards, '90 Theatre, moved to Arizona after graduating HSU, where he lived for ten years. Richards pursued his long-held goal of joining the Peace Corps. He volunteered in Ukraine from 2005-2008 and in Kazakhstan from 2009-2010. Richards recalls his time in the Peace Corps being his experience of a lifetime and he heartily recommends anyone to join regardless of their age.
Class Notes William E. Roberts 2/23/2016  
William Roberts, 1967, Theatre Arts, followed his undergraduate education earning degrees from UC Riverside and the University of Manchester, where he took his diploma in Drama in 1969. Roberts spent five years as an actor and director with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival from 1963 to 1972. He has been a resident of Britain and a member of the British Actor's Equity since the late '60s. A broadly experienced actor and voice artiste, he is a frequent reader of American works on BBC Radio and for various audio publishers. He is often heard voicing "heavy" characters in major video games. His film and television appearances include "Behind Closed Doors," "Infinite Justice," "Cold Moutain," and 2015's "Mission Impossible-Rogue Nation." Roberts recently published two novellas set on the North Coast, where he was raised. "The Humanist," a mystery novel, is set in Shelter Cove in Mendocino County. His second book, "An Ill Wind," takes place in Del Norte County, with scenes set in San Francisco, L.A., and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He is also a private pilot based in London.
Class Notes Crystal A. Schalmo 2/18/2016  
Crystal Schalmo, 2004 Biological Sciences, participated in Miami University's Earth Expeditions global field course in Costa Rica during summer 2015. In Costa Rica, Schalmo studied biotic, physical, and cultural forces that affect tropical biodiversity at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and La Selva Biological Station. Schalmo, a senior keeper at the San Diego Zoo Global in San Diego, Calif., took the graduate course in pursuit of her master's degree from Miami University's Global Field Program.
Class Notes Kieron J. Slaughter 2/18/2016  
Kieron J. Slaughter, 1999 Geography, was a member of the Jacks Basketball team from 1997 to 1999 and has returned to coach at the Boys Basketball Camp six times over the years. Slaughter has been selected as one of ten Urban Fellows with the National Park Service implementing the Urban Agenda.
Class Notes Hadasa A. Villalobos 2/5/2016  
Hadasa Villalobos, '14 Chemistry, worked for E&J Gallo Winery for a harvest season after graduating HSU. Villalobos went on to working for an agricultural chemical company doing plant, water, and soil analysis. While working for the agricultural chemical company, Villalobos was also helping out a local brewery set up a QC program. She was then recruited by The Dudes Brewing Company to run their QC program, where Villalobos is currently working. Villalobos is content with her choice of attending HSU and is very appreciative of the knowledge she gained from the Chemistry Department and the time spent in it.
Class Notes Jay T. Watson 2/18/2016  
Jay T. Watson, 1980 Wildlife Management, spent several years as Lead Wilderness Ranger in the Trinity Alps Wilderness, working out of the Weaverville Ranger District of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. He then served for three years as the Executive Director of the Camp Unalayee Association, a non-profit organization based in Palo Alto, Calif., that owns and operates a wilderness backpacking summer camp for 10-17-year-old youth also in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. Watson then spent almost 20 years with The Wilderness Society, both in Washington, D.C., where he lobbied Congress on wilderness legislation and the annual Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, and in California where he was Regional Director for over a decade. For the last 11 years, Watson has worked for the Student Conservation Association, an organization dedicated to youth development, building character, and promoting careers in conservation. Watson is Vice President of the Western United States and works out of Oakland. Watson and his wife, Kathleen, have been married for 30 years and have two sons. Thomas is a First Lieutenant with the United States Marine Corps and leads a 36-man Infantry Platoon. Charles works in Government Affairs in Sacramento.
Class Notes Ashley K. Wormington 2/11/2016  
Ashley Wormington, '14 Child Development, started working a fulltime job with JLF Construction, Inc. and a part time position with Mckinleyville Parks and Recreation. Wormington is happily married with her husband, Todd Wormington.
Class Notes Bruce M. Baker 12/18/2015  
Bruce M. Baker, 1988 Fisheries Biology, has been working as a fisheries biologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife since 1991.
Class Notes William Bernt 12/23/2015  
William Bernt, 1995 Physics & Astronomy, found work immediately doing chemical analysis at Pacific Coast Laboratory. Bernt then moved to New York and found work and his new profession at Brookhaven Instruments Corp, where he ran the research and development lab for five years, sold their equipment for 10 years, and moved to technical sales for other instrumentation companies. He then started his own contract research lab, PCL, Inc. Bernt writes, " HSU Physics gave me such good education and training. Thank you Bill Alexander, Prof. Thompson, Prof. Chin, Prof. Tam, and all the other great people at HSU Physics. I owe you and the department everything!"
Class Notes Timothy E. Blewett 12/1/2015  
Timothy E. Blewett, 1966 Fisheries Biology, recently published nine novels on Amazon.com in a series is titled "A California Saga". The first five novels take place in northern and central California and two of the main characters are professors at Humboldt.
Class Notes Rick M. Gardner 11/28/2015  
Rick M. Gardner, 1965 Psychology, received his M.A. (1967) and Ph.D. (1969) from University of Nevada, Reno in experimental psychology. He served as Professor and Department Chair at the University of Southern Colorado from 1969 to 1991, and later as Professor and Department Chair at the University of Colorado, Denver, from 1991 to 2000. Gardner has published extensively in several areas of psychology with particular emphasis on the topic of body image. He retired in 2003 and has travelled extensively in 90 countries.
Class Notes Gema G. Ortiz 11/24/2015  
Gema Ortiz Lombardo, 2009 Spanish, earned her Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Bilingual Education from New Mexico State University in 2011. While pursuing her M.A., Lombardo worked with NMSU as a School Garden Curriculum Coordinator. Lombardo also served as a managing editor for the resource book, "Implementing a school and Community Garden." In 2013, She provided college and career guidance to special-needs students at high school level. She is happily married and is currently an Admissions Counselor for Humboldt State and a recruiter for HSU's College of Natural Resources & Sciences, focusing on promoting opportunities for hispanic students.
Class Notes Lawson E. Snyder 12/7/2015  
Lawson Snyder, 1980 Fisheries Biology, was recently awarded the Louise Ireland Humphrey Achievement Award for outstanding career achievement by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Snyder spent 34 years with the FWC, having recently retired as Deputy Division Director of Habitat and Species Conservation.
Class Notes Carol M. Taylor 11/20/2015  
Carol Taylor, 1993 Business & Teaching Credential, is currently Vice President of the Sonoma Valley Democrats, Vice Chair in the Senior Caucus of the California Democratic Party, a member of the Sonoma County Public Authority Advisory Board, and a former Ethics Officer for the Homecare Division of the Service Employees International Union for United Health Care Workers. Taylor was able to use her experience in accounting to help bargaining teams in Sonoma and Marin counties raise the wages of thousands of in-home support service providers.
Class Notes Benjamin J. Wocken 11/29/2015  
Benjamin J. Wocken, 2007 Politics, is currently serving as a Broadcast Journalist with the American Forces Network Europe Headquarters at Sembach, Germany, with the U.S. Air Force. His duties include traveling throughout the European military theater, writing, filming, editing, and producing military news and Command Information media pieces for the American Forces Network television and internet audiences. Wocken was recently named to the Dean's List during his studies in the Master of Public Affairs program, through the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Class Notes Darryl B. Womack 1/13/2016  
Darryl Womack, 1987 English, has written his first book, "Tales of Westerford: Dragons, Knights and Kings," to be released in June.
Class Notes James R. Good 10/8/2015  
James Ronald Good, 1966 Wildlife, spent the summer of 1964 and as range aide and range tech with the Bureau of Land Management on the Sheldon Refuge and Range in northwest Nevada. He spent summer of '65 conducting project inventories in southern Nevada. Good was later hired by BLM in 1966 as a range conservationist in Lewistown, Mont. He then transferred to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services in 1967 as assistant refuge manager at the Kern-Pixley Refuges in California. From there, Good transferred to the Stillwater Wildlife Management Area in Fallon, Nev., and the Hart Mountain Refuge in Oregon before going on leave to attend Oregon State University, where he earned a Master's of Science in Wildland Sciences with a minor in Rangeland Restoration. Afterward, Good worked at the Columbia Refuge in Washington, then in the Pierre Area Office in South Dakota, as the staff refuge manager and biologist. In '82, Good was selected as refuge manager at the Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge in Utah. In '84, Good became the project leader for the Havasu Refuge, in Needles, Calif., before transferring to Galena, Alaska. After 33 years as a law enforcement officer, Good retired in 2000.
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