After leaving CSU with his masters in 1976, Haynes was interested in applying what he had learned to real world issues. He moved to California where he began work on his Ph.D., and in 1984, completed his dissertation in medical anthropology from the University of California at San Francisco and Berkeley.
In 1982, Haynes was hired by the Division of Subsistence in the Department of Fish and Game and in this capacity, he spent his time supervising researchers who were investigating the role of hunting and fishing in the lives of indigenous Alaskans, as well as conducting some research of his own. This cross-cultural research led to significant change in policy and regulation among the native peoples.
Haynes' education in anthropology prepared him for his career in unique and important ways. It was this training that helped equip him to do his work and allowed Haynes to play a critical role in vital negotiations and discussions regarding subsistence programming for state and federal government systems.
"You become a real contributor when you can apply anthropology to another set of skills," says Haynes." The marriage of them is what makes you effective."
In 2008, former Department Chair, Kathleen Galvin, initiated a conversation with Haynes regarding the importance of scholarships in the department. Inspired by the assistance he received as a student, Haynes made a leadership gift which helped to establish the Anthropology Scholarship Endowment. Education played an important role in Haynes' development and helping to fund this endowment is a way for him to ensure financial assistance for future students.
"I was fortunate to receive scholarships and grant funding and it is an important piece of the educational experience. If you want to recruit good students, you need to make scholarships available." said Haynes
Haynes recently retired after 26 years with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. He now enjoys consulting part-time and running an antique store. As a long-time collector, he can devote more time to this passion.
To reach true endowment status, the fund requires a $25,000 balance. Since Haynes established the fund, the Anthropology Scholarship Endowment has raised approximately $18,000 with new gifts and commitments of nearly $2,000 in the past year alone, since enlisting your help. We are getting closer to our goal but your continued support is crucial. Please consider a gift of $5, $10 or $25 today, to help fund the first ever, endowed scholarship in the Department of Anthropology.