Posted on June 15, 2012 - 2:25pm
Throughout the year, we will celebrate the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Cal Alumni Association, and with it, 140 years of alumni excellence and service to our alma mater and our global community.
The Alumni Association was chartered in 1872 by members of the University’s first graduating class with the purpose of “the promotion of good fellowship and kindly feelings among its members and the fostering of liberal and scientific culture on the Pacific Coast.”
Posted on June 15, 2012 - 2:23pm
Cal students prefer to be in class as often as possible—at least that’s what it seemed like on Cal Philanthropy Day. The yearly event organized by CAA’s Student Alumni Relations Council (SARC) publicized the fact that classes would have ended on November 8 without private donations to Cal. Student volunteers descended upon the campus before dawn to post lawn signs that read “If it weren’t for donors like Cal alumni, today would be the last day of the semester.”
Posted on June 1, 2012 - 11:55am
A glittering Charter Gala 2012 shone even more brightly when Cal Alumni Association Executive Director Jefferson Coombs ’89 announced that in addition to being one of the event’s lead sponsors, Chevron Corporation made a $40,000 donation to The Equity Scholarship.
Posted on May 18, 2012 - 11:11am
If you are curious about learning more about our upcoming travel reception June 3, 2012 (2:30-4:30 p.m.) here are some questions and answers to guide you:
Q: What exactly happens at the travel reception?
Posted on April 16, 2012 - 11:10am
Posted on December 16, 2011 - 11:00am
On the steps of the state capital, Berkeley students and administrators together take an heartfelt stance on publicly funded higher education. Watch the video below. We also invite you to share this important message with your friends on Facebook.
Posted on December 5, 2011 - 1:06pm
As you are aware, it has been a dynamic couple of weeks on our Berkeley campus. The “Occupy Cal” demonstrations have come with great passion, and we are proud of Berkeley’s free speech legacy.
We, at the Cal Alumni Association, are committed to keeping you informed about all University-related news and events. Our alumni of nearly half a million graduates represent a diversity of opinions and perspectives. While viewpoints may differ significantly across our community, we all share a dedication to Cal and its success.
Posted on November 17, 2011 - 11:00am
Earth Island Institute, in collaboration with UC Berkeley and the City of Berkeley, is sponsoring Streets Alive!, a project to turn 60 utility boxes in downtown Berkeley into works of art. The Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund has provided funding to place artistic treatments expressing UC Berkeley’s visions of sustainability on seven utility boxes on the edge of campus.
Posted on October 24, 2011 - 12:03pm
Cal Alumni Association has just received a license to operate people to people educational exchanges to Cuba. Exact dates and trip details are still pending as we are in the early stages of trip planning for this exciting new destination. Please sign up if you are interested in being among the first to receive more information about visiting Cuba. Sign up »
Posted on September 7, 2011 - 1:31pm
The Cal Alumni Association (CAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jefferson Coombs ’89 as CAA’s new Executive Director. A native of Marin County and a resident of Los Angeles and San Francisco, Mr. Coombs earned his B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989 and has been actively engaged with CAA, UC Berkeley, and the UC system for the past 20 years.
Posted on September 1, 2011 - 12:00pm
California, the magazine of the Cal Alumni Association, was honored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) with a Silver medal in the 2011 Circle of Excellence Awards in the category of College and University General Interest Magazines. Judged by a panel of peer professionals, the CASE Circle of Excellence Awards acknowledge outstanding work in the educational advancement field. California was from among 42 magazines with circulations of 75,000 and greater from around the world to receive a Silver medal.
Posted on July 15, 2011 - 12:00pm
The Cal Alumni Association (CAA), in collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley, conducted an email survey in an effort to understand and better serve alumni. All UC Berkeley undergraduate degree holders for whom the University has email addresses were invited to participate. More than 14,000 alumni responded, reflecting on their education and experience at Cal, reporting on their careers and interests, and sharing insight on alumni programs and services.
Posted on May 2, 2011 - 2:53pm
Posted on April 11, 2011 - 12:00pm
The University of California, Berkeley, baseball program will continue to represent the campus as an Intercollegiate Athletics sport, now and into the future, as the result of a successful and ongoing fundraising effort on the part of alumni, former players, parents of current players and other team supporters, campus officials said today (Friday, April 8). Read more from Newscenter
Posted on April 8, 2011 - 11:03am