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Class Notes Sandra L. Mathews-Glass 11/3/2011  
SANDRA LEE MATTHEWS, 1990 Journalism & Mass Communication,
worked in telecommunications for 20 years after graduation. She says the writing, presentation, and other valuable skills were gained through experience in her department at HSU, and was equipped with all of the tools she needed to succeed after graduating. Sandra is now retired, and devotes her time and efforts as a volunteer for the Community Relations Department at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, CA. She contributes to the hospital newsletter and serves in public events hosted by the hospital.
Class Notes Jay A. Brandes 8/31/2022  
Jay Brandes recently gave a talk titled “Microplastics: A Local Problem with a Local Solution” at the 2022 TEDx Savannah Event. He is presently a Professor in the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Georgia Athens, working out of UGA’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography in Savannah Georgia. His work encompasses a variety of areas including nutrient and carbon cycling, biogeochemistry, and marine pollution. This fall (2022) he will begin teaching an Oceanographic Cruise course for Marine Science majors, and hopes to impart the knowledge he gained having experienced a similar transformational course in his education at HSU.
Class Notes Robert Freeman 8/31/2022  
The third volume of the SciFi series "H2LiftShips - Bosons Wave" by local author, Bob Freeman, is now out in the wild. The author is a graduate of HSU with a Masters in Biology and a retired Public Health Laboratory Director (Imperial County). In the classic Space Opera SciFi style, he takes the reader from one end of California to the other. They ditch the red roadster and the trip continues to Luna, the asteroid belt, and beyond. More information, sample chapters, and the dreaded 'Trigger Warning' can be found here.  
Class Notes Matthew L. Nelson 8/31/2022  
Matthew Nelson ('04, Zoology, '09, M.S. Biology) has worked as a biological technician for Olympic National Park, a marine biologist for the City of San Diego, and is currently a Shellfish Biologist for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in Washington. This position involves working closely with other state and tribal managers to maintain healthy and productive fisheries while ensuring that the resource will be around for the benefit of future generations.
Class Notes Carole S. Pavlik 8/31/2022  
Carole Pavlik-Selby (Theatre, '73) became a first-time grandma in January to little girl Cassidy Juniper. Her son Tylan and his wife Tina are the proud parents. Pavlik-Selby still does theatre occasionally and it was her my bucket list to be in a play with her actor and director son, Liam. Pavlik-Selby was in “Oliver” as well as “Shadowbox” with him! She has not totally retired from nursing yet and has spent the last year and a half administering COVID vaccines, so she has been busier than ever. Pavlik-Selby recently picked up the ukelele and is now singing in a duo. 
Class Notes Lauren Werner 8/31/2022  
I am currently enjoying a position as an AmeriCorps VISTA as an outreach specialist, and community harm reduction and youth educator with the Sacramento County Opioid Coalition. I have recently accepted a position with the Peace Corps as a community educator in Mongolia and am scheduled to leave this October 2022. I am extremely thankful for the multitude of absolutely fantastic opportunities delivered to me after graduation from HSU, despite many fluctuations that have recently taken place. International Studies has proven to be the most flexible major option, providing freedom in all of my professional pursuits and educational explorations.
Class Notes Cynthia J. Frakes 8/29/2022  
After 33 years in the high-tech industry, Cindy Purnell Frakes retired from her most recent position of 13 years as Senior Director, Information Development at Oracle. Her career journey prior to that included stints at Borland, PeopleSoft, Computer Associates, and the Paradigm Group. She's now happily retired, living in Ferndale, WA, and has picked up her binoculars to pursue bird #485 and beyond to add to her life list.
Class Notes Lester B. Garrison 8/29/2022  
I retired some years ago after a most successful career in Clinical Chemistry and developing tests for inborn errors of metabolism in newborn infants.
My training in Chemical Oceanography was a good basis for my subsequent work in clinical chemistry. Driven by a passion for applying enzymology to solving clinical chemistry diagnostic issues, I was most pleased to develop a method to diagnose Galactosemia by measuring the lack of activity of the enzyme Galactose 1 Phosphate Uridyltransferase in a sample extracted from a ?" blood spot on a filter paper card. This changed the accuracy of the previous galactosemia test from 60-70% reliable to 99+% reliable, a great step forward in screening.
Class Notes M. Christine Rohn Hartman 8/29/2022  
Cris Rohn Hartman (Natural Resources, '79) lives in northern California. She worked as a law enforcement ranger for 30 years after initially working for a private consultant in range/wilderness impact issues directly after graduation. She is still using her college degree while working as an Expedition Leader for a travel company that markets to alumni associations, leading tours and teaching guests about natural and cultural resources and the history of the areas she travels to. She says it is the perfect retirement job.
Class Notes Charles M. Stockstill 8/29/2022  
Michael Stockstill ( Journalism, '71) has authored a book on the history of the planning and development of the Irvine Ranch. The title is "Transforming the Irvine Ranch", available on Amazon. 
Class Notes William P. Goldenberg 7/18/2022
Class Notes Diane L. Haase 4/20/2022  
Haase ('89, Forestry) earned her M.S. in tree physiology at OSU in 1991. She then worked as the Associate Director of OSU's Nursery Technology Cooperative, researching seedling production, quality, and outplanting. She now works for the USDA Forest Service as the Western Nursery Specialist on the national Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetics Resources team ( Diane provides technical support to forest and conservation nurseries in the western states and the American-affiliated Pacific islands through visits, publications, conferences, and more. She also serves as the editor of Tree Planters' Notes, an applied journal for those who work in nurseries, reforestation, and restoration.
Class Notes Katherine D. Nixon 4/20/2022  
Since graduating and spending a life-changing week in New Zealand, Kate Nixon ('05, Journalism) has survived 11 years in broadcast news, working their way up from Humboldt County to Southern Oregon as a newscast director, technical supervisor, and eventually accomplished producing a 3-part series about school teachers and the costume department at the world-renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival. After a few years back in their native San Francisco Bay Area where they served as an apprenticeship manager, they finally moved cross country to live in Asheville, NC, where they now run a national conference on the historic Arts & Crafts Movement.
Class Notes Andy Powell 4/20/2022  
Still residing in Humboldt, Andy Powell ('05, Philosophy) finds that his degree in Philosophy easily influences not only his day-to-day being in the world but also his varied professional life since 2005. Powell started Powell Consulting in 2018, offering financial consulting for local businesses and specifically focusing on the local cannabis industry. Detailed analytical thought is quite useful when trying to take a long-term approach to financial regulation and planning as is asking his clients "What is the Good Life, really?" and "Is rapid accumulation of wealth a goal in itself?" He expects to be out of business by 2024.
Class Notes Pamela G. Schwartz 4/20/2022  
Pamela Schwartz recently started a business working freelance as a presentation design specialist at A Powerpoint design pro, Schwartz specializes in helping businesses present a professional presentation. Schwartz also still paints and has a thriving art career.
Class Notes Edward L. Shin 4/20/2022  
Eddie Shin has just started working as a marriage and family therapist with children and adolescents who have gone through trauma of various levels, as well as working with their families in January 2022. Shin explains that it's been a really rewarding job so far and is incredible the impact respect and hope have in helping a child or teenager turn their perspective around to develop a better life. Shin finds it has been challenging, but well worth it!
Class Notes Sanford H. Wilbur 4/20/2022  
Sanford "Sandy" Wilbur, columnist for "The Lumberjack" 1960-1962, is at work on a new novel, tentatively titled "Vic and Greg: a Wildlife Refuge Romance." Sample chapters are at:

Sandy's essay "Losing Lumberjack Football" includes some early history of race relations that Humboldters may not know about:
Class Notes Jane M. Bardolf 12/1/2021  
After 35 years of public service including U.S. Peace Corps, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and Finally 20 years with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Jane retired in April after working 6 years at Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
Class Notes Nikki L. Jardin 12/1/2021  
Nikki Jardin recently launched an online and print publication created for people experiencing dementia-related illness, brain trauma or other cognitive impairment. Mirador Magazine is the first leisure-oriented magazine created specifically for this community. Nikki was inspired to create Mirador when she couldn't find accessible, magazine-type reading materials for her aunt who had been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease. The first two issues were published this past Summer & Fall, and a third will come off the press in late December. You can learn more at
Class Notes Kimiko Nishitsuji 12/1/2021  
After graduating with a degree in CRGS I'm 2016, Kimiko Nishitsuji spent the last three years as a county eligibility worker at the County of Humboldt. Prior to that, she served as the Patient Benefits Coordinator at Mad River Community Hospital. She recently relocated back to LA County and is the Medi-Cal Enrollment Specialist for WelbeHealth PACE, providing case management for medically complex at risk elders. She lives with her partner Patrick Notthoff (2012) and her cat Mr. Mochi.
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