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Meet the 2022 – 2023 Leadership Award Recipients

The Leadership Award is a one-year, merit-based scholarship that recognizes undergraduate students at UC Berkeley who demonstrate innovative, initiative-driven leadership impacting their academic, work, or community environments.

Ryan Shelby M.S. ’08, Ph.D. ’13 (left) has served within the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) since 2019, as the main infrastructure and construction expert for 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Building Better Futures

Ryan Shelby M.S. ’08, Ph.D. ’13 has served within the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) since 2019, as the main infrastructure and construction expert for 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Writing Other Worlds

By Josephine Thornton

Gene Luen Yang ’95 is one of the most important authors in the area of children’s and young adult literature. His book American Born Chinese, published in 2006, has become a classic graphic novel used in high school and college courses around the world.

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TAAP Scholars Are the Future Leaders

Senior TAAP Scholar Anmol Walia '22 believes that when underrepresented students are supported, future leaders are created.

CJ Poloka
Lair of the Golden Bear

TAAP Scholars Take on the Lair

By Josephine Thornton

On Friday, August 26, an incoming cohort of The Achievement Award Program (TAAP) Scholars and Alumni Scholars Program staff traveled to Pinecrest for a weekend at the Lair of the Golden Bear. The result—a weekend of bonding, hikes to the lake, sunshine, and of course, s’mores.

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The Trailblazing Engineer

By Josephine Thornton

Larry Asera ’70 has been a trailblazer in his career as an engineer, public servant, entrepreneur, and educator. An Alumni Scholar, Asera attributes his success as a leader in the clean energy and environmental technology industry to his UC Berkeley education.

Art Wong ’63 and Tiffany Grant King '04 at a Berkeley Network event / CJ Poloka
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Making Dreams Achievable

By Jackie Krentzman

As a first-generation student, Art Wong ’63 found his footing at Cal and beyond. Now, he supports other students so that they can do the same.

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Cal Alumni Welcome Our Newest Golden Bears

This summer, Golden Bears across the country were thrilled to welcome our newest students in person at Summer Welcome Party gatherings.

Courtesy of Elena Castaneda Gomez
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Toasting Inclusion

By Josephine Thornton

Elena Castaneda Gomez ’91 is a proven business leader who surmounted significant challenges as a first-generation college student to become a leading financial executive.

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Meet the 2022 – 2023 Recipients of The Achievement Award Program (TAAP)

The Achievement Award Program supports high-achieving, community-minded, low-income and first-generation college students in their pursuit of a Berkeley education. The Cal Alumni Association (CAA) congratulates all 22  members of our incoming 2022 – 2023 Alumni Scholar cohort.

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Letter from the President: Fall 2022

I began my service as president of the Cal Alumni Association (CAA) during a period of global change. External factors—global health and economic crises, boiling-point tensions in this nation, and more—loomed over us. In response, alumni rallied to new ways of connecting with, and caring for, one another. As we emerge from what seems an interminable hibernation, I am energized to move forward toward all that lies ahead for Berkeley.

Cal Alumni Association
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A Little ‘California Spirit’

Alumni community leaders joined Cal Alumni Association staff and board members for strategic-planning sessions–and a dose of Cal spirit–at the Lair of the Golden Bear.