student squatting with devices reading her movements on her body
front of the KRA building at sunset
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two students and an instructor in scuba class at the pool
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students and different abled children in a gym
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Grounded in a Cal Poly Humboldt liberal arts education, the College of Professional Studies applies core competencies in experiential, real-world contexts through internships, clinical, field, research, and service learning experiences. Our graduates each positively contribute to the human condition, become outstanding leaders in their profession and community, and share a powerful commitment to social, economic, and environmental justice.

  Alumni Updates

Our grads are doing great things.

Cyndy Phillips, English, 1998
Submitted: August 26, 2022
On September 3, 2022, Humboldt had its first published anthology of painters, Looking for Beauty. The publishing was designed and compiled by Cyndy Phillips ('98, English), a former English faculty. For nearly four years, the project was advised by Cal Poly Press and professor, James Woglom (...
G Shellye Horowitz, Psychology, 1995 (Social Science) and 1998 (Psychology)
Submitted: February 25, 2022
After serving in K-12 education for 25 years, G Shellye Horowitz was named associate director of education of the Hemophilia Federation of America. Shellye recently coordinated a national webinar addressing outdated scientific nomenclature of "dominant" and "recessive" in reference to x-linked...
Timothy Rupiper, Liberal Studies Elementary Education, 2020
Submitted: February 9, 2022
Timothy Rupiper received a job as an outreach advisor for Academic Talent Search at Sonoma State University. Rupiper is responsible for providing consistent, accurate, academic advising services to first generation, low income, college bound 6th to12th grade students. Advising includes...
Mark A Rayner, Kinesiology & Recreation Administration, 1999
Submitted: January 15, 2022
After spending 15 years as a Park Ranger, Mark A Rayner moved on to his final career as Parks and Recreation Exhibit Designer/Builder in a city of one million people six years ago. Rayner's responsibilities include designing creative park features; from graphic design and engineering to signage...
Rae Miller, Business, 2010
Submitted: June 28, 2021
Four years ago, Rae and her husband quit their jobs and hit the road to travel in an RV full-time. They started a blog ( and began sharing everything we've learned about RVing there. Along the way, they've made incredible friends that live the same lifestyle and they created a...