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Achievement Awards

UC Berkeley and the Cal Alumni Association congratulate the recipients of the Achievement Awards—a collaboration between the Cal Alumni Association and the university to celebrate members of the UC Berkeley community who are pushing the edges of what’s possible. Recipients are formally presented with their awards at the annual Berkeley Charter Gala.

The 2023 Achievement Awards were formally presented at Berkeley Charter Gala on May 11, 2023.

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2023 Achievement Award Recipients

Alumnus/a of the Year Award

John C. Mather Ph.D. ’74

Berkeley Founders Award

Mark Robinson ’88

Campanile Excellence in Achievement Awards

Tomás Aragón ’83, Dr.P.H. ’00
Anne Campbell Washington M.P.P. ’00
Diane Dwyer ’87
Viet Thanh Nguyen ’92, Ph.D. ’97
Colin Parris M.S. ’87, Ph.D. ’94

Fiat Lux Faculty Award

Raymond Lifchez M.C.P. ’72

Mark Bingham Awards for Excellence in Achievement by Young Alumni

Lavanya Jawaharlal ’16
Alvaro Silberstein M.B.A. ’17

Alumni Awards

Since 1943, the Cal Alumni Association has recognized outstanding achievements and service of Cal alumni through annual awards. Past recipients of the Achievement Awards and other alumni awards are listed below.

Alumni Achievement Awards

Alumnus/a of the Year

Honors prominent alumni who exemplify the very best of Berkeley, whose professional leadership and contributions have led to extraordinary advances that benefit the greater good of society, who give back to the community and university, and who inspire others in their careers and personal lives.
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Campanile Excellence in Achievement

Recognizes alumni whose remarkable professional achievements reflect the excellence of a UC Berkeley education.
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Mark Bingham Award for Excellence in Achievement by Young Alumni

Commends young alumni who graduated within the last 10 years who has made a significant contribution to their community, country, or the world at large. This award pays tribute to Mark Bingham ’93, who died on September 11, 2001, defending the United States on United Airlines Flight 93.
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Alumni Service Awards

Excellence in Service

This award recognizes Cal alumni who have rendered outstanding voluntary service to the Cal Alumni Association and/or the university.
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Bradford S. King Award for Excellence in Service by Young Alumni

This award honors young alumni who have made significant contributions of voluntary service to the Cal Alumni Association and/or the university within their first 15 years following graduation. The award pays tribute to Bradford S. King, who died in 1983 at the age of 28. King devoted countless hours to revitalizing University traditions.
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Outstanding Alumni Chapter Award

This award honors a CAA-chartered alumni chapter who has rendered outstanding voluntary service to alumni in their local region or area of special interest over the course of the chapter’s existence.
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