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.
We’re back—and then some.
Cal students completed their first full academic year of on-campus instruction after two pandemic years.
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.
The History and Legacy of the Chicanx Latinx Alumni AssociationBy 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Writing Other Worlds
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.