Alumni - 1959 & Prior

What do Humboldt political science alumni do? They work for – and start-up – non-profit groups that tackle social, environmental, and cultural challenges. They lead state and local governmental agencies. They join the Peace Corps. They succeed in outstanding graduate and law schools. They teach high school. They become college professors and administrators. They staff Congressional and the State Legislative offices. They become leaders in international organizations. They practice law. They establish businesses and consulting firms. They manage political campaigns. They get elected to public office. They remain active and engaged citizens who make their communities and our world a better place.

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Darlene (Foresti) Porter (1957) worked in public affairs for the Air Force for 20 years at McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, where she escorted President George H.W. Bush, President Clinton, and members of Congress. After retiring in 1998, she worked for the Sacramento Bee and the American Cancer Society. An opera singer for 20 years, Darlene has performed with Charlton Heston and Barry Manilow and currently sings with the North Bay Opera.

Philip Arnot (1958) is an attorney in the Arnot Law Firm in Eureka.

Donald Peterson (1959) is a former member of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors and Vice President of the College of the Redwoods. He served as Chief of Staff to the State Senate Majority Leader and has been a lobbyist representing local government agencies.