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Famous Humboldt State University Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Humboldt State University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Humboldt State University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Humboldt State University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Humboldt State University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Humboldt State University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Humboldt State University.

List features graduates like Mike Patton, Raymond Carver.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Humboldt State University?” and “Which celebrities are Humboldt State University alumni?”
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Mike Patton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter

Age: 51

Birthplace: Eureka, California, United States of America

Michael Allan Patton (born January 27, 1968) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and film composer, best known as the lead vocalist of the ...more

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Martin Wong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni

Age: Dec. at 53 (1946-1999)

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon

Martin Wong (July 11, 1946 – August 12, 1999) was a Chinese-American painter of the late twentieth century. His work has been described as a meticulous blend of social realism and visionary art ...more
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Stephen Hillenburg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Stephen Hillenburg Film Score Composer, Television director, Marine biologist

Age: 57

Birthplace: Lawton, Oklahoma, United States of America

Stephen McDannell Hillenburg (August 21, 1961 – November 26, 2018) was an American animator, voice actor, and marine science educator. He is best remembered for creating the Nickelodeon animated ...more
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Ian Parsons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Musician, Singer

Age: 49

Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island

Ian Parsons, born on February, 15, 1970 in Providence, Rhode Island is an American Singer/Songwriter and founder of the musical group The Ian Parsons Reject. He sings, plays guitar, drums, ...more
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Steve Selva is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Botanist

Age: 71

Birthplace: California

Steven B. Selva (born 1948) is Professor Emeritus of Biology and Environmental Studies at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, a world-renowned lichenologist, and curator of UMFK's lichen ...more
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Trevor Dunn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Bassist, Musician

Age: 51

Birthplace: Eureka, California

Trevor Roy Dunn (born January 30, 1968) is an American composer, bass guitarist, and double bassist. He came to prominence in the 1990s with the experimental band Mr. Bungle. He has since worked ...more
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Wendell Hayes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Wendell Hayes American football player

Age: 78

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

Wendell Hayes (born August 5, 1940) is a former American football running back. Wendell played college football at Humboldt State University. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for ...more
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Raymond Carver is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Poet, Author, Writer

Age: Dec. at 50 (1938-1988)

Birthplace: Clatskanie, Oregon

Raymond Clevie Carver Jr. (May 25, 1938 – August 2, 1988) was an American short-story writer and poet. He contributed to the revitalization of the American short story during the 1980s.
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Trey Spruance is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Record producer, Guitarist, Musician

Age: 49

Birthplace: Eureka, California

Preston Lea "Trey" Spruance III (born August 14, 1969) is an American composer, producer, and musician who co-founded the experimental rock band Mr. Bungle. He is also leader of the ...more
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Glen Wexler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Photographer

Age: 63

Birthplace: Palm Springs, California

Glen Wexler is an American photographer who is best known for his elaborately staged digital photocompositions of improbable situations.
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Dave Harper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Dave Harper American football player

Age: 52

Birthplace: Eureka, California

David Harper may refer to: David Harper (biologist), lecturer in evolutionary biology at the University of Sussex, England David Harper (palaeontologist), British palaeontologist, professor at ...more
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Jim Dodge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Jim Dodge Novelist, Writer

Age: 74

Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California

Jim Dodge (born 1945) is an American novelist and poet whose works combine themes of folklore and fantasy, set in a timeless present. He has published three novels—Fup, Not Fade Away, and Stone ...more
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Kenneth Fisher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur

Age: 68

Birthplace: California

Kenneth Lawrence Fisher (born November 29, 1950) is an American investment analyst and the founder and chairman of Fisher Investments, a fee-only financial adviser with United States offices in ...more
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Jenny Scheinman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 39

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida

Jenny Scheinman is a jazz violinist. She has produced several critically acclaimed solo albums, including 12 Songs, named one of the Top Ten Albums of 2005 by The New York Times. She has played ...more
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Robert T. Lackey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Robert T. Lackey

Age: 75

Birthplace: Kamloops, Canada

Robert T. Lackey is a Canadian born fisheries scientist and political scientist living in the United States. He is best known for his work involving the interplay between science and policy, ...more
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Matt Maiocco is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Matt Maiocco Journalist, Writer

Age: 52

Birthplace: Corning, California

Matt Maiocco, (born January 26, 1967), is an American sportswriter best known for his work as the beat reporter of the San Francisco 49ers for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. He currently serves ...more
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Joe Ledbetter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Joe Ledbetter

Age: 42

Birthplace: Glendale, California

Joe Ledbetter (born 1977) is an American artist and art toy designer from Los Angeles (also known as JLed). He is considered part of the Pop Surrealism, Lowbrow Art Movement and Art and Designer ...more
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Steve Cheek is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Steve Cheek

Age: 41

Birthplace: Westfield, New Jersey

Stephen Andrew Cheek (born April 18, 1977) is a former punter in the National Football League who has played for the Kansas City Chiefs. Steve is currently the head coach of the head coach of ...more
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Thomas Joshua Cooper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Thomas Joshua Cooper

Age: 73

Birthplace: California

Thomas Joshua Cooper (born 1946, San Francisco) is an American photographer of Cherokee descent. He is considered amongst the premier contemporary landscape photographers.
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Kevin Wolthausen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Kevin Wolthausen

Age: 61

Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California

Kevin Wolthausen (born December 27, 1957) is an American football coach and currently a Quality control coach for the Purdue Boilermakers football team. He was most recently the special teams ...more
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Trevor Carolan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Trevor Carolan

Age: 68

Birthplace: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Trevor Carolan (born 1951) is a Canadian writer. He has published 20 books of non-fiction, poetry, fiction, translations and anthologies.
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Claudia Keelan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Claudia Keelan

Age: 60

Birthplace: Anaheim, California

Claudia Keelan is an American poet, writer, and professor.
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Dean L. Bresciani is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Humboldt State University Alumni
Dean L. Bresciani
Dean L. Bresciani is an American academic administrator currently serving as the President of North Dakota State University (NDSU), located in Fargo, North Dakota.A native of Napa Valley, ...more