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Leading through Sustainability: A Conversation with Jodi Russell ’96

An alum with a 22-year career “never settling for the status quo” shares how she helps solve everyday consumer problems to achieve a better and more sustainable future.

2022 – 2023 Cal Alumni Association Native American Scholarship Recipients (L to R): Breanna Wheeler, Parker Yazzie-Umberger
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Meet the 2022 – 2023 Cal Alumni Association Native American Scholarship Recipients

Now in its second year, this award recognizes Native American students at UC Berkeley for leadership, community involvement, and contributions to the Indigenous community.

Courtesy of Alex Morgan Carrasco
Honors

Alex Morgan Carrasco: a Champion Athlete, a Champion for Equality

Alex Morgan Carrasco ’14 has received the Mark Bingham Award for Excellence in Achievement by Young Alumni.

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Honor Juneteenth by Uplifting Our Black Communities

Juneteenth is one of the oldest-known celebrations of the end of slavery in the United States, though it was not signed into legislation as a US federal holiday until 2021.

Courtesy of (L to R): Kristian Prevost, Moorea Alanna, Cornelia Julia Scott
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Meet the Incoming 2022 – 2023 African American Initiative Scholarship Cohort

More than 100 students have received the African American Initiative Scholarship since its inception in 2018.

At the beginning of the 19th century, the Philippine-American War was billed as a “friendly colonialism,” said UC Riverside professor Dylan Rodríguez, Ph.D '01. This image depicting the Battle of Balangiga, in which thousands of Filipinx civilians were killed by American troops, shows a different narrative. / Public domain image via Wikimedia Commons https://bit.ly/3m7VP5U
Alumni Chapters

The Afterlife of the American Empire

The Cal Pilipinx community challenges the 'friendly colonialism' narrative.

Midori Kono Thiel at her Augmented Reality exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, WA. / Courtesy of Tamiko Thiel
Alumni Chapters

Midori Kono Thiel: A Life of Art

By Josephine Thorton

The Japanese American Women Alumnae of UC Berkeley (JAWAUCB) honored Midori Kono Thiel ’55, MFA ’59, with its 2022 Outstanding Alumnae Award. The recipients of this award have distinguished themselves through their academic careers, contributions to their community, and career accomplishments.

Photo Credit: Kelley L. Cox / Cal Alumni Association
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Meet the 2021–2022 Mildred Jordan Sharp Scholarship Recipients

The newest award recipients embody student leadership at UC Berkeley.

Cal Alumni Association
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Meet the 2021–2022 Cal Alumni Association Native American Scholarship Recipients

Now in its second year, this award recognizes Native American students at UC Berkeley for leadership, community involvement, and contributions to the Indigenous community.

Oakland Pride Parade and Festival: California Alumni Association and Gender Equity Resource Center. / Photo credit: Kelley L Cox - KLC fotos
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Meet the 2021–2022 Cal Pride Scholarship Recipients

The merit-based award recognizes current and incoming students at Berkeley for their academic achievement, leadership, community involvement, and contributions to the LGBTQ+ community.

Cheryl Wright ’83, president of the Cal Black Alumni Association / CJ Poloka
Alumni Chapters

Helping Students Rise in Community, Toward Purpose

Though there are many resources for those who pursue higher education, navigating the post-grad landscape is less clear, especially for students from underrepresented backgrounds.*

Mural depicting farmworkers from "To Live for the Harvest" / Courtesy of OCWorld Media Company
Alumni Chapters

To Live for the Harvest

How farmworkers who “live for the harvest” are impacted most by the COVID-19 pandemic.