Spring 2017

Gifts from the Heart

Robin Bailie (’11, Liberal Studies)
In the first gift of its kind to HSU, Robin—a former staffer—and her husband, Sean, are creating an endowed scholarship, providing an annual $1,000 award to support student-veterans.

Larry Westmoreland (’61, Chemistry)
His five-year commitment honors five beloved HSU professors who helped shape his life and career. Scholarships through the Larry Westmoreland Honored Professor Scholarship Fund will be given to students majoring in Chemistry, Oceanography, World Languages and Cultures, Music, and Mathematics.

Steve Brown (’69, Natural Resources)
A former HSU football player, current HSU Advancement Foundation Board member, and ardent supporter of student athletes, Steve made a Charitable IRA Rollover contribution to build HSU’s football scholarship funding. He’s helping students succeed
on the field and in the classroom while taking a tax-free distribution from his IRA.

Randall Moory (’72, Geology)
Proud of the quality education he received at HSU, Randy established the Geology Department Opportunities Fund with a recurring annual gift of $6,000 paid in quarterly installments. The fund provides Geology students with experiential learning opportunities that strengthen critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.

Lucille Vinyard and Susie Van Kirk
They were very involved in the environmental movement in the 1960s and 1970s, and helped establish and expand Redwood National Park. Now, with the help of donors including Susie’s son, HSU alumnus and Emeritus Mathematics Professor Rob Van Kirk, the HSU Library is establishing the Van Kirk & Vinyard Research Collection featuring the works of the two legendary Humboldt activists.

Jerry and Gisela Rohde
Volunteer leaders in HSU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) program, they have established OLLI’s first Charitable Gift Annuities. Their charitable annuities provide them a lifetime income and a bright future for lifelong learning programs at HSU.