• Friends of OLLI

Thank you to the Friends of OLLI

The Friends of OLLI are community members who have contributed an additional monetary gift to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University.

Their generous financial support helps OLLI at HSU keep classes affordable and available throughout the community.

These gifts make it possible to offer OLLI class scholarships, the Brown Bag Lunch series free to OLLI members each term, and other presentations.

Sustaining Friends of OLLI are those who contribute $15 per month or more. Sustaining Friends of OLLI memberships are automatically renewed each year. Sustaining donations are automatically charged monthly to your credit or debit card, and can be increased, decreased, or stopped at any time. 

Sustaining members' names are shown in bold on this list.

We apologize if we inadvertently omitted anyone from this list. Please contact us so we can update our list.

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Who are the Philanthropist Friends of OLLI?

Jim Gable & Ann KimANN KIM & JIM GABLE

Biographical information about these generous people will be posted here soon.

Rollie Lamberson and Michele OlsenROLLIE LAMBERSON & MICHELE OLSEN

As OLLI students, instructors and members of the Leadership Team, Rollie and Michele are involved in the OLLI community at every level. Michele teaches book arts classes and inspired the special interest group, Tattered Pages. Rollie serves on the OLLI curriculum committee and is the chair of the OLLI fundraising and finance committee. With Rick Vrem, Rollie teaches a course series called "The Tour without the Airfare." Before retirement (and OLLI) Rollie was a professor at HSU in the mathematics department. Michele is a book artist and was a professor in the mathematics department at CR.

Kathy LaytonKATHY LAYTON

Lifelong learning is truly Kathy's passion. Before joining OLLI as a curriculum committee member, she retired from teaching mathematics in high school for 39 years in Southern California. She enjoys traveling and is active in a local walking group. "Lifelong learning, I believe, is an important part of our daily experience." Kathy enjoys the variety of classes offered through OLLI. "OLLI provides a wonderful opportunity to continue to learn and expand our horizons with excellent instructors, in a large range of areas and in a good environment with stimulating participants."

Sam Pennisi & Sharon FerrettSAM PENNISI & SHARON FERRETT

Sam and Sharon are both active in volunteering and teaching with OLLI. Sharon serves on the OLLI Curriculum Committee, and Sam serves on the OLLI Finance and Fundraising Committee. Sharon teaches a variety of courses including memoir writing. Sam enjoys giving walking tours of the community forest and Victorian houses.

Sharon started her career at HSU as Dean of Continuing Education and professor in 1976 and her long career included teaching, advising and writing on student success.  Sam was a forestry major and later started and taught in the Environmental Resource Planning Program. He restored The Stone Mansion in 1984 and they both are innkeepers at the Lady Anne Bed and Breakfast Inn in Arcata.

OLLI is a top priority for both of them. They support lifelong learning and value the friendships they have made through OLLI.

Jerry and Gisela RohdeJERRY & GISELA ROHDE

Part of the original OLLI faculty, Jerry and Gisela love teaching every semester and have a special passion for Humboldt County's human and natural history. Gisela recently retired from working at the HSU library after 26 years on campus. Jerry is a local historian and author. He is also on the staff of the HSU Cultural Resources Facility. Over the last 20-plus years Jerry and Gisela have led dozens of tours and given scores of PowerPoint lectures that acquaint people with scenic and historic places in Humboldt County. They believe that OLLI at HSU is one of the treasures of the North Coast. To support this belief, they increased their bequest to OLLI so it now amounts to 30% of their estate.

Judith RuckerJUDITH RUCKER

Biographical information about this generous person will be posted here soon.

Rick and Sandra VremRICK & SANDRA VREM

Rick and Sandy are proud supporters of OLLI at Humboldt State University. Sandy teaches art classes for OLLI and Rick teaches an international travel class with Rollie Lamberson. In addition, Rick serves on the OLLI Finance & Fundraising Committee. Sandy was a mathematics professor at College of the Redwoods and Rick was a mathematics professor, dean and provost at HSU.

Judy and Buzz WebbEDWARD "BUZZ" & JUDY WEBB

It would not be an exaggeration to say that Buzz Webb recruited over half the members of the President's Club who each donated $1000 or more to the Friends of OLLI. Buzz is a member of the OLLI Leadership and his dedication to lifelong learning started long before OLLI began 10 years ago. Buzz is the former Vice President of Student Affairs at HSU. Judy is the co-founder of Six Rivers Planned Parenthood and is retired from health care administration. Together they remain active through OLLI classes and involvement with many groups in our area.

Who are the members of the Presidents' Club?

Who are the Gold Supporters?

  • Doug Hartley
  • Amy Uyeki & Rees Hughes
  • Richard & Carolyn Hunt
  • Sue MacConnie & Carol Rische
  • Maureen Murphy
  • Claire S. Perricelli
  • Robert Rasmussen
  • Kimberley Pittman-Schulz & Terry Schulz
  • Gerry Tollefson
  • Amy Uyeki & Rees Hughes
  • Community Gifts, St. Joseph Hospital
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Redwood National & State Parks
     

Who are the Green Supporters?

  • Barry & Tracey Barnes Priestley
  • Jacques Beaupre
  • Bob & Laura Chapman
  • Laura Clark
  • Michael Cooley
  • Douglas Durham
  • Allan Gradek
  • Nancy Gregory
  • William & Arlene Hartin
  • Janette Heartwood
  • John & Laura Hennings
  • Mary Kline
  • Thomas & Maria Krenek
  • Matt Kurth
  • Tim & Kim Laney
  • Byrd Lochtie
  • Robert Rottenberg
  • John & Nhu-Quynh Schafer
  • Doug Shaw (Mad River Hospital)
  • Andrea Tuttle

Who are the Purple Supporters?

  • David Boyd
  • Rick & Sally Botzler
  • Jeffrey Schwartz & Marcy Burstiner
  • Julie Clark
  • Christine Cogen
  • William & Barbra Daniel
  • Nancy Dean
  • Edgar Dickinson
  • Rebecca Fisher
  • Gregory Gehr
  • Margaret Guckeen
  • Dan & Donna Hauser
  • Carolyn Hunt
  • Julie Kelly
  • Grace Kerr & Jesica Bishop
  • Maggie Kraft
  • Dr. Rayond & Paula Lacy
  • Nancy Lengyl
  • Mary & Alan Lowry
  • Debbie Marshall
  • Faith Mason
  • Maclyn & Ann McClary
  • Carol Rische & Sue McConnie
  • Galen McCray
  • Jane McGuire
  • Lynn McKenna
  • Terry McLaughlin
  • Pamela Mendelsohn
  • Elizabeth Mikles & Constance Brown
  • Lorraine Miller-Wolf
  • John & Beverly Morrison
  • Linda Mortenson
  • Donald Murphy
  • Maureen Murphy
  • James Nicolson III
  • Justice Ortega
  • John Palmquist
  • Richard Paselk
  • Robert & Bonita Peck
  • Tom Pratum & Peggy Leviton
  • Eric Redstrom
  • Deb Rice
  • Jerryl Rubin
  • Marilyn Rudzik
  • JoAnn Schuch
  • Judith Schwedes
  • John Stoob
  • Bob Snyder & Brenda Ford
  • Teresa Stanley
  • Debra & Timothy Strahan
  • Angus & Joan Stewart
  • Edward & Bunny Subkis
  • Ted VanDuzer
  • Thomas Vetter
  • Michael Willet
  • Mark Youdall
     

Who is a Friend of OLLI?

  • Rosella Allmon
  • David Ammerman
  • Leslie Anderson
  • Lissa Anderson
  • Ann Anderson
  • Andy Anderson
  • Ward Angles
  • Emily Arents
  • Natalie Arroyo
  • Kenneth Ayoob & Gwen Gasthneau-Ayoob
  • Robin Baile
  • Wurlig Bao
  • Deborah Baskette
  • Jim Bauml
  • Paul Beatie
  • Sophia Buetens
  • Lolita Beltramo
  • Richard & Chris Beresford
  • Diana Berliner
  • Jiki Bertschbetts
  • Charles & Carolyn Biles
  • Ira Blatt
  • Susan Bloch-Welliver
  • Anna Mae Botley
  • William & Carol Brueske
  • Jena & Dennis Burges
  • Geoff & Jacqui Cain
  • Elizabeth Camp
  • Rita Carole
  • Thomas Cave
  • Debra Cendejas
  • Daryl & Phyllis Chinn
  • David Cliff
  • Russell Conrad
  • Lester Cook
  • Nancy Cook
  • Cathy Cooke
  • Jerry & Patricia Cotten
  • Sharon Crockett
  • Charles & Karen Davy
  • Mary Devina
  • Gail Dibble
  • Sheila Donnelly
  • Bob Doran & Amy Jo Wahlberg-Doran
  • Ronald Duffy
  • Vincent & Roslyn Duffy
  • Daniel Duncan
  • Charles & Judith Dvorak
  • Allen Elwin and Catherine Deyo
  • Karole Ely
  • Richard Engel
  • Neal Ewald
  • Carl & Ruth Fairfield
  • Jill Farmer
  • Ruth Farmer
  • Candee Fetsch-Kimbrell
  • Jerry Ficklin
  • Michael Fields
  • Suzanne Flocchini
  • Thomas & Janet Foos
  • Willard Foote
  • Robert & Joanne Fornes
  • Walter Frazer
  • Don & Jeanne Gale
  • Elizabeth Galvez-Hard
  • Thea Gast
  • Juliana Gilman
  • John & Lesley Gomes
  • Lori Goodman
  • Kathie Hagan
  • Susan Halpin
  • Bill & Bernardine Hansell
  • Susan Hansen
  • Jenny Hanson
  • Dan & Donna Hauser
  • Mike & Sarah Harding
  • Elizabeth Harper-Lawson
  • Mike & Anne Harris
  • Debra Hartridge
  • Carolyn & James Hawkins
  • Sharon Hazelton
  • Tina Helton
  • Laura & John Hennings
  • Jyl Hewston
  • Linda Hoffman
  • Elizabeth Holiday
  • Steve Holland
  • Lee & Chris House
  • Joyce Houston
  • Alex Hwu & Anna Lipnik
  • Nancy Ihara
  • Kathryn Johnson
  • Melanie & Ron Johnson
  • Tom Jones
  • Maureen Kearns
  • Elizabeth Kelsey
  • Lynn Kerman
  • Ann Kimbrow
  • Sharon King
  • Diane Korsower
  • Richard Kreis & Karen Isa
  • John & Patricia Kulstad
  • Eva Laevastu
  • Larry Lange
  • Mark & Sydney Larson
  • Diane Lehman
  • Andre & Katherine Lehre
  • Nancy Lengyel
  • David Lochtie
  • Peggy Louden
  • Joanna Lynch
  • Susan MacConnie
  • June MacDowall
  • Barbara Madaras
  • Mary Ann & Alan Madej
  • Tom Manoli & Ali Ware
  • Morgan & Sarah March
  • Debbie Marshall
  • Antoinette Martin
  • Marilyn Martino
  • Grace Marton
  • Faith Mason
  • Maleakal Mathew
  • June McCartney
  • William McClendon
  • Michael & Sherry McCoy
  • Pat McCutcheon
  • Melinda McGinnis
  • Lynn McKenna
  • David & Madeline McMurray
  • Charles & Nancy Homes-McPartland
  • Debra McQueen & Dr. Stephen Kamelgarn
  • Jim & Theresa McVicker
  • Louise Meek
  • Pam Mendelsohn
  • Audrey Miller
  • Rowetta Miller
  • Audrey Miller
  • Amelia Murphy
  • Donal Murphy
  • Melinda Myers
  • Sandra Nakashima
  • Adele Nipkau
  • Suzanne O'Dea
  • Greg O'Leary
  • David Ogden & Louise Bacon-Ogden
  • Kelly Peterson
  • Mary Olson
  • Trisha Ostermeier
  • Jan Ostrom & Alex Wineland
  • Carl Palmquist
  • John Palmquist
  • Walter Paniak
  • Jackie Parks
  • Bob Peck
  • Kathleen Pelley
  • Marianne Pennekamp
  • Marsha Pierson
  • Mona Pinochi
  • Luann Pirillo
  • Charlene Ploss
  • Jennifer Poser
  • Darin Price
  • David Price
  • Leo Prosser
  • Sanford Pyron
  • Clint Rebik
  • Jeanette Richards
  • Margaret Richmond
  • Wanda Rigby
  • Wesley & Judy Rishel
  • Randy & Edith Robertson
  • Caroline Roche-Perkins
  • Donna Rocker
  • Erin Rowe
  • Jan Rowen
  • Marilyn Rudzik
  • Lucy Salazar
  • Suzanne Samberg
  • Jeanne Sapunor
  • Leira V. Satlof
  • Claire Iris Schencke
  • Roger Schroeder
  • JoAnn Schuch
  • Judith Schwede
  • Sylvia Shaw
  • Pete Shepard
  • Sandy Shultz
  • Bruce & Meredith Smith
  • Steve & Tracy Smith
  • Jarrett Smith
  • Tom & Sylvia Soper
  • Robert Sovel
  • Angus & Joan Stewart
  • Connie Stewart
  • Cindy Stockly
  • John Stoob
  • Debra Strahan
  • Julie Sylvia
  • Patricia & John Thomas
  • Dale & Patricia Thornburgh
  • Stephen Timmons & Shirley Wiltshire
  • John Turner
  • Aiko Uyeki
  • Kim Vatcher-Smith
  • Helen Vather
  • Michele Walford
  • Franklin Wallace
  • Joan Walsh
  • Bob & Lynne Wells
  • Linda West
  • Jake Williams
  • Terry Williams
  • Sally Williams
  • Susan Wilson
  • George & Patricia-Anne WinterSun
  • Cynthia Woods
  • Wendy Woodward
  • Hope Wright

Who has donated in memory of, or in honor of someone?

  • Sharon King in memory of James King
  • Kimberley Pittman-Schulz, Chris & Sheila Rocker Heppe, Janina Shayne in memory of Donna Rocker
  • Deb Rice in honor of Robert Rice
  • Jerry & Gisela Rohde in memory of George Davis
  • Jerry & Gisela Rohde in memory of Mac McClary
  • Kimberly Pittman-Schulz in honor of Buzz Webb
  • Susan Glassett Farrelly in honor of Edward Farrelly
  • Rosina & Edward Lewis in honor of John & Jean Montgomery
  • Jerry & Gisela Rohde in memory of Guy Kulstad
  • Jeffrey Schwedes in honor of Judith Schwedes