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Jessie Kuhns


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.


The Trailblazing Engineer

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
Giving Back

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.

Courtesy of Elena Castaneda Gomez

Toasting Inclusion

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.

Alumni Chapters

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.


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.


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
Director’s Chair

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.

Alfonso Salazar ’90 with wife and son at the Lair. / Cal Alumni Association

Continued Commitment to Community

On August 12, the CAA Board of Directors and alumni leaders convened at the Lair of the Golden Bear for an opportunity to listen, learn, and collaborate on CAA’s strategic efforts.

Travelers on Cal Discoveries Travel's Inside the London Theatre Scene 2022 tour / Cal Alumni Association

How to Get the Most Out of London’s Theater Scene

For centuries, London has entertained the world with its vibrant performing arts scene—follow these tips to immerse yourself in the London theater experience.

Scholars from The Achievement Award Program's graduating Class of 2022 celebrate a shared milestone. CJ Poloka / Cal Alumni Association

Belonging at Berkeley

How the Alumni Scholars Program is advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through scholarships and student support.