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Lupe Gallegos-Diaz (front row, left) with UC Berkeley undergraduate students at a Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association reception. / Courtesy of Lupe Gallegos-Diaz
Alumni Chapters

The History and Legacy of the Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association

By 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.

Stuart Smith ’70, founder of Smith-Madrone Vineyards & Winery. / Courtesy of Stuart Smith
Career

Bears in Business: Stuart Smith ’70

The award-winning Smith-Madrone co-founder discusses the ways his Cal experience at UC Berkeley influenced his decision to enter the wine industry and shaped his business practices.

At The Achievement Award Program’s fall recognition dinner, (l-r) scholar Candance Sorensen, Executive Director Crumpler, Chancellor Christ, Razon and Kirk Tramble ’93, and scholar Jayden Zheng celebrate the theme of “Purpose.”
Director’s Chair

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.

Danny Muñoz ’22 / CJ Poloka
News

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.

View of the Campanile from UC Berkeley's campus. / Cal Alumni Association
Cal Culture

Year in Review: The Cal Alumni Association in 2022 and Beyond

What happened in 2022? Look back on the changes, developments, and initiatives that took place within the Cal community and the Cal Alumni Association.

A page from a UC Berkeley yearbook. / Blue & Gold Yearbook
Cal Culture

Blast from the Past: Celebrating Cal’s Graduating Classes of 2012, 2002, and 1992

Take a moment to look back on the milestones and events that impacted some of these graduating classes of the last 30 years.

Lair of the Golden Bear

Lair Virtual Information Session on February 1 at 7:00 p.m.

First-time camper? Tune in for a fun and informative glimpse at what you can expect from a Lair of the Golden Bear vacation.

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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.

Ryan Shelby M.S. ’08, Ph.D. ’13 (left) 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.
Honors

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.

Honors

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.

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TAAP Scholars Are the Future Leaders

Senior TAAP Scholar Anmol Walia '22 believes that when underrepresented students are supported, future leaders are created.

Suz McFadden / Cal Alumni Association
Lair of the Golden Bear

Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Lair in the Non-Summer Months

By Heather Johnson

Fall, winter, or spring, Cal alums and friends can stay at the Lair of the Golden Bear at any time of the year to explore nearby nature and enjoy the Lair’s different offerings.