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Chancellor Carol T. Christ and Executive Director Susie Cohen Crumpler at Alumni House in 2022. / CJ Poloka / Cal Alumni Association
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From the Executive Director: Life at and after Cal

Congratulations to the newest members of our alumni community—UC Berkeley’s nearly 8,000 graduates in the Class of 2024.


Honoring Achievement Award Recipients 2024

The University honors these alumni and faculty with the Achievement Awards, co-presented by the UC Berkeley Foundation and the Cal Alumni Association. These awards were formally presented at the Berkeley Charter Gala, on Thursday, May 16, 2024.

Demetrios Boutris ’83 with Fritz, his longhaired dachshund, in Central Park. / Courtesy of Demetrios Boutris
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Demetrios Boutris ’83 Is Cultivating Leadership

By Josephine Thornton

Scholar of the world, corporate lawyer, businessman, and trusted advisor, Demetrios Boutris ’83 wears many hats, but most of all, is a leader in the Cal community.

Astrophysicist and Cal professor Alex Filippenko snaps a photo with Executive Director Susie Cohen Crumpler at a recent California Live! event. / CJ Poloka / Cal Alumni Association
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Year-End Reflections from the Executive Director

Transition to a new, hybrid environment, with an evolving portfolio of offerings, has required flexibility, receptivity, and ingenuity.


Meet the 2023 – 2024 Cohort of The Achievement Award Program (TAAP)

The Achievement Award Program supports high-achieving, community-minded, low-income, first-generation college students in their pursuit of a UC Berkeley education. The Cal Alumni Association (CAA) congratulates all twenty-two members of our incoming 2023 – 2024 Alumni Scholar cohort.

Mayor of Oakland Sheng Thao ’14 (center) celebrates graduating scholars from The Achievement Award Program (TAAP) along with alumni and supporters at the TAAP Senior Brunch, April 29, 2023 at Alumni House. / Hey Zinah Photography / Cal Alumni Association
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We’re back—and then some.

Cal students completed their first full academic year of on-campus instruction after two pandemic years.

Courtesy of (L to R): Jayden Cox, Nimrod B., and Kellsey Ogu

Meet the 2023 – 2024 African American Initiative Scholars

The AAI Scholarship is part of CAA and UC Berkeley's ongoing commitment to Black and African American student success.


Meet the 2022 – 2023 Cal Pride Scholarship Recipients

Honoring the three recipients of the Cal Pride Scholarship in 2022 – 2023.


Meet the 2022 – 2023 Mildred Jordan Sharp Scholarship Recipients

The newest award recipients embody student leadership at UC Berkeley.

Lupe Gallegos-Diaz (front row, left) with UC Berkeley undergraduate students at a Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association reception. / Courtesy of Lupe Gallegos-Diaz
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The History and Legacy of the Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association

By Krissy Waite

Established in 1984, the Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association works to engage, empower, and equip Chicanx and Latinx students in their UC Berkeley journey.

At The Achievement Award Program’s fall recognition dinner, (l-r) scholar Candance Sorensen, Executive Director Crumpler, Chancellor Christ, Razon and Kirk Tramble ’93, and scholar Jayden Zheng celebrate the theme of “Purpose.”
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Connections to Cal Are Critical for the Alumni Journey

150 years ago, a group of 12 rising seniors gathered in downtown Oakland, deciding to establish the alumni community we now know as the Cal Alumni Association (CAA). This simple, purposeful act ensured that all future students would have a lifetime community at Berkeley. The following year, those 12 students became the first to graduate from the University of California, Berkeley.

Danny Muñoz ’22 / CJ Poloka

Becoming One’s Best Self

Senior TAAP Scholar Danny Muñoz ’22 hopes to one day create policies that better the situation of marginalized youth of color.