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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, practicum, 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.

G Shellye Horowitz, Psychology, 1995 (Social Science) and 1998 (Psychology)
Submitted: May 11, 2023
Promoted to Hemophilia Federation of America's Director of Education, Shellye leads the Mild Matters initiative fostering dialogue between patients and health care providers at federally funded hemophilia treatment centers. Mild Matters advocates for patients with mild bleeding disorders...
Anna Petersen, History, 2018
Submitted: March 27, 2023
Anna Petersen has returned to her native country of Hungary in 2019, along with husband Jared and son Tibby. After working for a bilingual education nonprofit in Budapest, where students learn English in a fully immersive environment with lessons co-taught by native Hungarian and English-...
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 Shellye recently coordinated a national webinar addressing outdated scientific nomenclature of "dominant" and "recessive" in reference to x-linked...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...