My daughter, Lauria, graduated this year from HSU, and one of her graduation presents was an engraved brick, installed on campus with whatever she wanted on it. Although my son, Logan, is only 3yrs old, he has already finished a semester at the HSU Music Academy for Children, and is enrolled in the Discovery Classroom at the HSU Child Care Center, so his sister thought it would be a kick in the pants to have a brick that had both her name and her little brothers name on it, along with the year that they both went to HSU. Cool!
When my Daughter's Grandmother, Elizabeth Stuart, heard about the bricks she ordered one in her family name too. Lauria's mom, (who is also my "Ex" and good friend) Mary
, also graduated from HSU with both a BA and an MBA, and currently is engaged by Xian International University
in China as Dean of Humboldt College, a transfer program that connects HSU with Xian and facilitates exchange students between the two entities. You can see the Lawrence and Elizabeth Stuart Family Brick, adjacent to the Gehr brick.
During Homecoming this month, the Humboldt State University Alumni Association, and the HSU Athletics Program installed their first round of these bricks. The bricks are given to those that donate $250 (or more) to either the Alumni Association or the Athletics Program scholarship endowments. Donations are 100% tax deductible. You can have up to three lines of text on your brick, with up to 24 characters per line.
I took this photo (above) and video (below) of the bricks with my iPhone. Yup, that is right, I took them with my cell phone. It was just something my son and I shot on the spur of the moment while we were up checking out the brick with his and his sister's names on it. There is nothing professional about the video at all, but it is fun, and does give you an idea of what the bricks look like.
Learn more about the scholarship fund, and the Alumni Association
, and consider getting a brick
for yourself or a loved one. It is for a good cause!
Video of first Brick Installation by HSU Alumni Association and HSU Athletics: http://gallery.me.com/kachakaach#100036
Disclaimer: This is my personal blog, and these are my personal photos and videos. They are not intended to be, and in fact ARE NOT an official representation or statement by anybody at HSU other than me as an Alum. and community member. Park and lock it. Not responsible. (complete disclaimer can be found here)