• 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.

For more information on how to become a Friend of OLLI, with a one-time gift or through monthly contributions, please contact OLLI Director, Sheila Rocker Heppe at 826-3743. You may also add any amount as a donation on your registration form or contact the OLLI office.

OLLI at HSU also thanks faculty members who donate their course fees back to the OLLI program. These gifts make it possible to offer the Brown Bag Lunch series free to OLLI members each term.

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?

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

Biographical information on these generous people will be available soon.

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.

Rick and Sandra VremRICK & SANDRA VREM

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

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?

  • Tom Gage
  • Carl Hansen
  • Jean Montgomery
  • Dr. & Mrs. Montgomery
  • Claire S. Perricelli
  • Robert Rasmussen
  • Community Gifts, St. Joseph Hospital
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Redwood National and State Parks
     

Who are the Green Supporters?

  • Jacques Beaupre
  • Bob & Laura Chapman
  • Michael Cooley
  • Allan Gradek
  • Nancy Gregory
  • William & Arlene Hartin
  • Janette Heartwood
  • Chris & Sheila Rocker Heppe
  • Richard & Carolyn Hunt
  • Kimberley Pittman-Schulz & Terry Schulz
  • Rees Hughes & Amy Uyeki
     

Who are the Purple Supporters?

  • Peg Blake
  • Rick & Sally Botzler
  • Michael Cooley
  • Julie Clark
  • Laura Clark
  • William & Barbra Daniel
  • Nancy Dean
  • Edgar Dickinson
  • Douglas Durham
  • Rebecca Fisher
  • Gregory Gehr
  • Margaret Guckeen
  • William & Arlene Hartin
  • Carolyn Hunt
  • Julie Kelly
  • Grace Kerr & Jesica Bishop
  • Maggie Kraft
  • Thomas & Maria Krenek
  • Raymond Lacey
  • Dr. & Mrs. Lacy
  • Tim & Kim Laney
  • Byrd Lochtie
  • Joyce Lopes
  • Debbie Marshall
  • Maclyn & Ann McClary
  • Jane McGuire
  • Lynn McKenna
  • Terry McLaughlin
  • Pamela Mendelsohn
  • Elizabeth Mikles & Constance Brown
  • John & Beverly Morrison
  • Linda Mortenson
  • Donald Murphy
  • Maureen Murphy
  • James Nicolson III
  • Justice Ortega
  • Richard Paselk
  • Tom Pratum & Peggy Leviton
  • Barry & Tracey Barnes Priestley
  • Eric Redstrom
  • John & Nhu-Quynh Schafer
  • Judith Schwedes
  • John Stoob
  • Bob Snyder & Brenda Ford
  • Teresa Stanley
  • Angus & Joan Stewart
  • Edward & Bunny Subkis
  • Gerry Tollefson
  • Thomas Vetter
  • Michael Willet
  • Craig & Liz Wruck
  • Mark Youdall
     

Who is a Friend of OLLI?

  • David Ammerman
  • Lissa Anderson
  • Ann Anderson
  • Andy Anderson
  • Ward Angles
  • Emily Arents
  • Kenneth Ayoob & Gwen Gasthneau-Ayoob
  • Wurlig Bao
  • Deborah Baskette
  • Lolita Beltramo
  • Richard & Chris Beresford
  • Jiki Bertschbetts
  • Charles & Carolyn Biles
  • Ira Blatt
  • Susan Bloch-Welliver
  • Anna Mae Botley
  • William & Carol Brueske
  • Jena & Dennis Burges
  • Geoff & Jacqui Cain
  • Elizabeth Camp
  • 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
  • Charles & Judith Dvorak
  • Allen Elwin and Catherine Deyo
  • Karole Ely
  • Neal Ewald
  • Carl & Ruth Fairfield
  • Jill Farmer
  • Ruth Farmer
  • Candee Fetsch-Kimbrell
  • Jerry Ficklin
  • Michael Fields
  • Thomas & Janet Foos
  • Willard Foote
  • Robert & Joanne Fornes
  • Walter Frazer
  • Don & Jeanne Gale
  • Juliana Gilman
  • John & Lesley Gomes
  • Lori Goodman
  • Kathie Hagan
  • Mike & Sarah Harding
  • Elizabeth Harper-Lawson
  • Mike & Anne Harris
  • Debra Hartridge
  • Sharon Hazelton
  • Tina Helton
  • Jyl Hewston
  • Linda Hoffman
  • Elizabeth Holiday
  • Steve Holland
  • Lee & Chris House
  • Joyce Houston
  • Alex Hwu & Anna Lipnik
  • Nancy Ihara
  • Kathryn Johnson
  • Maureen Kearns
  • Elizabeth Kelsey
  • Ann Kimbrow
  • Diane Korsower
  • Richard Kreis & Karen Isa
  • Eva Laevastu
  • Larry Lange
  • Mark & Sydney Larson
  • Diane Lehman
  • Andre & Katherine Lehre
  • Nancy Lengyel
  • Peggy Louden
  • Susan MacConnie
  • June MacDowall
  • Barbara Madaras
  • Mary Ann Madej
  • Debbie Marshall
  • Antoinette Martin
  • Grace Marton
  • Faith Mason
  • June McCartney
  • William McClendon
  • Michael & Sherry McCoy
  • Pat McCutcheon
  • Melinda McGinnis
  • Lynn McKenna
  • David & Madeline McMurray
  • Charles & Nancy Homes-McPartland
  • Audrey Miller
  • Rowetta Miller
  • Audrey Miller
  • Amelia Murphy
  • Donal Murphy
  • Sandra Nakashima
  • Adele Nipkau
  • Suzanne O'Dea
  • Greg O'Leary
  • David Ogden & Louise Bacon-Ogden
  • Mary Olson
  • Jan Ostrom & Alex Wineland
  • Carl Palmquist
  • John Palmquist
  • Walter Paniak
  • Jackie Parks
  • Bob Peck
  • Kathleen Pelley
  • Marianne Pennekamp
  • Mona Pinochi
  • Charlene Ploss
  • Jennifer Poser
  • Darin Price
  • David Price
  • Leo Prosser
  • Sanford Pyron
  • Clint Rebik
  • Jeanette Richards
  • Margaret Richmond
  • Wanda Rigby
  • Carol Rische
  • Wesley & Judy Rishel
  • Randy & Edith Robertson
  • Caroline Roche-Perkins
  • Donna Rocker
  • Erin Rowe
  • Marilyn Rudzik
  • Lucy Salazar
  • Suzanne Samberg
  • Jeanne Sapunor
  • Leira V. Satlof
  • Claire Iris Schencke
  • Roger Schroeder
  • JoAnn Schuch
  • Jeffrey Schwartz & Marcy Burstiner
  • Judith Schwede
  • Sylvia Shaw
  • Pete Shepard
  • Sandy Shultz
  • Bruce & Meredith Smith
  • Steve & Tracy Smith
  • Jarrett Smith
  • Robert Sovel
  • Angus & Joan Stewart
  • John Stoob
  • Debra Strahan
  • Julie Sylvia
  • Dale & Patricia Thornburgh
  • Stephen Timmons & Shirley Wiltshire
  • John Turner
  • Aiko Uyeki
  • Kim Vatcher-Smith
  • Helen Vather
  • Michele Walford
  • Franklin Wallace
  • Bob & Lynne Wells
  • Linda West
  • Terry Williams
  • Sally Williams
  • Susan Wilson
  • Cynthia Woods
  • Wendy Woodward
  • Hope Wright

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

  • In memory of Donna Rocker:
    Kimberley Pittman-Schulz
    Chris & Sheila Rocker Heppe
    Janina Shayne
  • In memory of George Davis:
    Jerry & Gisela Rohde
  • In memory of Mac McClary:
    Jerry & Gisela Rohde
  • In honor of Buzz Webb:
    Kimberly Pittman-Schulz