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Chancellor Carol T. Christ and Executive Director Susie Cohen Crumpler at Alumni House in 2022. / CJ Poloka / Cal Alumni Association
Director’s Chair

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.

Alec Huth ’22 shows off her designs in San Francisco. / Mahayla Rheanna
Career

Alec Huth ’22: The Face Behind Fruit Face

By Josephine Thornton

Founder of Fruit Face, Alec Huth ’22, shares her experiences starting her locally-made organic and sustainable clothing line.

Honors

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
Alumni Chapters

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.

Kevin Lee ’12 (left) with his business partner Kevin Chanthasiriphan. The two Kevins launched their company immi, a healthy instant ramen alternative, in 2021. / immi
Cal Culture

Valuing Family and Social Impact Launched Kevin Lee into Entrepreneurship

By Amanda Chiu

immi co-founder Kevin Lee ’12 practiced his business skills and learned about the social sector at UC Berkeley.

Daryl Ross ’85 stands outside of Caffè Strada. / Cal Alumni Association / KLC Fotos / Ariel Nava
Cal Culture

Caffè Strada: Where Espresso and Community Meet

By Alejandra Granados Dominguez

Daryl Ross ’85 made Caffè Strada into more than just a coffee shop by drawing inspiration from the concept of the third place. Thirty-five years after opening to the public, Strada carries a legacy as a Berkeley community landmark.

Photo by Shoey Sindel
Lair of the Golden Bear

Join Us for Work Weekend!

Join us in late May and early June for Work Weekends - a behind the scenes look at the Lair and volunteer weekend to help us get our camps ready for summer.

Marsha Roberts ’90 (second from left) with friends on the Cal campus. / Courtesy of Marsha Roberts
News

Meet the Vice President: Marsha Roberts ’90, M.D.

By Josephine Thornton

Marsha Roberts ’90, M.D. plans to advance the Cal Alumni Association’s mission as Vice President of the Board of Directors through mentorship.

Families and friends come together at the Lair’s Camp Oski. / Cal Alumni Association / Suz McFadden
Cal Culture

Building Year-Round Community at the Lair

Reflections from the Lair staff on their connections to the Lair, a home away from home for all who visit.

Bear Territory banner at California Memorial Stadium. / Keegan Houser
Cal Culture

Creator of the Bear Territory Chant: Ahmad Anderson ’83

By Josephine Thornton

As an undergrad, board member Ahmad Anderson ’83 created the now-famous Bear Territory chant, inspired by the music he heard in an African American Studies course on jazz.

Samantha Lewis, Ph.D., UC Berkeley assistant professor of cell biology. / J Wang
Alumni Chapters

Dr. Samantha Lewis Awarded the 2023 Prytanean Faculty Enrichment Award

The Prytanean Alumnae Chapter honors Dr. Samantha Lewis for her outstanding scholarship and dedication to mentorship.

Aerial view of UC Berkeley. / UC Regents
Cal Culture

UC Berkeley Alumni Share Their Favorite Locations

Across every corner of UC Berkeley’s vast campus, alumni reminisce on the spots that made their experiences at UC Berkeley memorable.