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Announcing the 2021 Achievement Award Recipients

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February 27, 2021

We are honored to recognize the following recipients of the 2021 Achievement Awards.

Co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Foundation and the Cal Alumni Association, the Achievement Awards will be formally presented to their recipients online at the Berkeley Charter Gala on May 13, 2021.

Berkeley Founders Award

Celebrates an alumnus/a or friend who has given long-term distinguished leadership and service to a broad range of programs across the university.

George Miller M.B.A. ’61

Campanile Excellence in Achievement Award

Recognizes an alumnus/a whose remarkable professional achievements reflect the excellence of a UC Berkeley education.

Timothy Guertin ’72
Maureen Orth ’64
Aaron Rodgers ’07

Fiat Lux Faculty Award

Awards a faculty member whose extraordinary contributions go above and beyond the call of duty to advance the university’s philanthropic mission and transform its research, teaching, and programs.

Robert Tjian ’71

Mark Bingham Award for Excellence in Achievement by a Young Alumnus/a

Commends a young alumnus/a who graduated within the last 10 years who has made a significant contribution to his/her community, country, or the world at large. This award pays tribute to Mark Bingham ’93, who died on September 11, 2001, defending the United States on United Airlines Flight 93.

Christopher Ategeka ’11, M.S. ’12
Tam Ma ’02, J.D. ’11

Find more information and a list of past recipients at