It has been an amazing 50th year and I wanted to thank you all on behalf of HMSC Director Bob Cowen and the entire Hatfield Marine Science Center for being such a big part of it. Our year of honoring the past, celebrating the future could not have been possible without you. I appreciate each of you – your emails, memories, photos, calls, hugs, stories, banter and especially your presence at our 50th Reunion and the August 50th Celebration. It has been a privilege to delve into our HMSC history and get to know the people who set us on this course, and we couldn’t be more excited about the direction we’re headed.
In the last few months we’ve turned our attention to the future, but I wanted to wrap up our celebratory year with a final post. In keeping with the season I’ve highlighted below a bygone tradition of Dr. Weber’s Holiday Lunches with Lavern himself serving up the grub. As we enjoy our HMSC holiday party tomorrow, modernized with local microbrews, I’ll be reflecting on how our camaraderie can be traced via deep roots to all of you.
Meanwhile, enjoy today’s post, scroll down for posts you’ve missed, and keep in touch! Send me an email, read our history webpages, come for Marine Science Day on April 9, or just stop by to say hello anytime. You are part of our HMSC Community and are always welcome.
Maryann (maryann.bozza@ oregonstate.edu)
P.S. Moss Landing is next up with a 50th Anniversary! See https://anniversary.mlml.calstate.edu.