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Families and friends come together at the Lair’s Camp Oski. / Cal Alumni Association / Suz McFadden
Cal Culture

Building Year-Round Community at the Lair

Reflections from the Lair staff on their connections to the Lair, a home away from home for all who visit.

Bear Territory banner at California Memorial Stadium. / Keegan Houser
Cal Culture

Creator of the Bear Territory Chant: Ahmad Anderson ’83

By Josephine Thornton

As an undergrad, board member Ahmad Anderson ’83 created the famous Bear Territory chant based on rhythms and beats he learned in a UC Berkeley African jazz course.

Samantha Lewis, Ph.D., UC Berkeley assistant professor of cell biology. / J Wang
Alumni Chapters

Dr. Samantha Lewis Awarded the 2023 Prytanean Faculty Enrichment Award

The Prytanean Alumnae Chapter honors Dr. Samantha Lewis for her outstanding scholarship and dedication to mentorship.

Aerial view of UC Berkeley. / UC Regents
Cal Culture

UC Berkeley Alumni Share Their Favorite Locations

Across every corner of UC Berkeley’s vast campus, alumni reminisce on the spots that made their experiences at UC Berkeley memorable.

Jim Bundschu ’66. / Courtesy Jim Bundschu / Gundlach Bundschu Winery

Agricultural Economics Alum’s Wines Named to Wine Enthusiast’s 2023 Top 100 List

In 1966, Jim Bundschu graduated from Cal with a degree in agricultural economics and a desire to revive his family’s vineyards.

Ashley Whittaker as an undergraduate student in Cal Band. / Courtesy of Peter So
Alumni Chapters

On the Field and Back Again: Cal Band Alumni Association’s Dedication to Cal Spirit

By Josephine Thornton

Cal Band Alumni Association President Ashley Whittaker ’13 shares the legacy she aims to continue as an alum.

The UC Rally Committee marches through the UC Berkeley campus. / Courtesy of Keegan Houser
Alumni Chapters

Introducing the UC Rally Committee Alumni Chapter

Members of the UC Rally Committee return as alumni to continue their legacy of community-building and fostering Cal spirit.

Dianne Fukami ’77 / Courtesy of Dianne Fukami
Cal Culture

There’s No ‘Medium’ Switch for Journalist and Travel Lecturer Dianne Fukami ’77

By Amanda Chiu

Journalist Dianne Fukami ’77 credits UC Berkeley’s investment in her as a student for her continued loyalty to all things Cal, including the Cal Discoveries Travel program.

Stuart Smith ’70, co-owner of Smith-Madrone. / Courtesy of Stuart Smith

Stuart Smith’s Thai-Inspired Fall Recipe

Award-winning winemaker Stuart Smith ’70 shares an autumnal dish that pairs perfectly with a Smith-Madrone wine.

Kirk Tramble ’93 / Cal Alumni Association

Meet the President: Kirk Tramble ’93, MBA

Kirk Tramble ’93, MBA plans to advance the Cal Alumni Association’s mission as the President of the Board of Directors by increasing involvement in events and programs.

Toby Ricco ’13, M.S. ’14 / Courtesy of Toby Ricco

Bears in Business: Toby Ricco

Toby Ricco ’13, M.S. ’14, founder and CEO of Bimotal, walked into UC Berkeley with the goal of becoming an engineer and a passion for tinkering. At Cal, Ricco developed the skills and experience that have built his engineering and entrepreneurial career.

The Campanile and Doe Library. / Keegan Houser/ UC Regents
Cal Culture

CAA Staff and Board Members Share Favorite Locations at UC Berkeley

Among UC Berkeley’s vast 1,232-acre campus, certain spots can leave a lasting impact, as staff and board members of the Cal Alumni Association demonstrate.