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Setting a Road Map to Success

Attending college can be a challenge for formerly incarcerated students. No one knows better than TAAP scholars John Lam ’23 and Michelle Maxwell ’23.

Director’s Chair

From the Executive Director

"I am honored to introduce myself to you as the 13th Executive Director of the Cal Alumni Association (CAA)."


The Many Roads to Healthcare

Cal alumni at Kaiser Permanente met with students to discuss different career paths in healthcare.


Bears in Business: Giorgio Tavecchio

In 2008, Giorgio Tavecchio ’12 walked onto the Cal football team. Years later, his UC Berkeley experience still shapes his careers both as an NFL placekicker and winemaker.


Wrapping Up: More Summer 2021 Welcome Parties to Greet New Cal Students

As this summer comes to its close, so do Summer Welcome Parties. Summer Welcome Parties are the Cal Alumni Association’s traditional signature summer event for alumni across the country to welcome incoming first-year and transfer students to the UC Berkeley community. 

Cal Culture

Graduation at the End of the World

By Amanda Chiu

Two young alums compare notes—and find connection—around the pandemic graduation experience.


Sisters Create Health Initiative for Afghan Refugees

UC Berkeley students and sisters, Nazineen and Nilufar, developed a health education initiative for Afghan refugees.

Image courtesy of Libby Toub
Cal Culture

6 Things to Do Before You Do the Run for California 5K

Golden Bears run together, even when apart. As the Cal Alumni Association's Run for California 5K comes around the annual track again, here are some pre-race steps all participants can take to experience the Cal community as they run.


Twenty Years Later: Remembering Mark Bingham

September 11 marks the anniversary of the tragic loss of countless lives, including UC Berkeley’s own Mark Bingham ’93. On September 11, 2001, Bingham was the last passenger to board United Flight 93, the flight that was hijacked by terrorists but crashed into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, following an attempt of the passengers […]


There’s No One Way To Be: How One Recent Grad Created Space for Trans and Queer Identities at Cal

Beyond academics, college is about finding yourself and becoming the person you want to be. This doesn’t happen in lecture halls, but in between classes, in student organizations, in dorms, and off-campus. For Lindsey Chung ’21, recipient of the Cal Pride Scholarship and The Leadership Award, it’s here, there, and everywhere in between.