Offer: Accepted? Alumni Encourage Students to Choose Cal at Virtual “Yield” Events
During Yield, the Berkeley community engages with newly admitted students and helps them feel welcome at Cal so that they can feel confident in choosing UC Berkeley. Students participate in lectures and panels and attend department-led information sessions.
COVID-19 Vaccine Science and Facts
In February, the Cal Alumni Association’s UC Berkeley Black Engineering and Science Alumni Club (BESAC) hosted COVID-19 Vaccines: Science and Facts, a virtual event on how the virus replicates, the impact it has on the immune system, and the transmissibility of its variants.
Candice Elder ’06 Takes Pride in Serving Her Local Community
Born and raised in Oakland, CA, Cal alum Candice Elder ’06 has a background in law and philanthropy and uses it to serve her community every day. Elder is the founder and executive director of The East Oakland Collective, a nonprofit organization that addresses and focuses its efforts on racial and economic equity in East Oakland. She was appointed by the mayor of Oakland in November of last year to a new advisory commission on homelessness as the city’s crisis escalates.
For Nina Ichikawa ’00, Agriculture Is More than Farming—It’s Life
Carrying on a family legacy that persisted despite relocation during WWII, Ichikawa is democratizing the food system.
Cal Connections: Regina Jackson ’84
I was a transfer student from the College of Alameda. I found an incredibly supportive academic home with the support of Dean of Student Services Michelle Woods, and many African American professors, including Harry Edwards, Barbara Cristian, and Percy Hintzen. I sang in the gospel choir and was a featured soloist during the 1984 Black Graduation, singing Irene Cara’s “Out Here On My Own” from the film Fame. Back then, [African Americans] were 3% of the student body.
Coming Together: Building Community After Cal
During Homecoming, on October 18, the Cal Alumni Association and its Alumni Chapters hosted more than 40 alumni and students to connect, build community, and learn from each other. Alumni and students exchanged words of wisdom and discussed opportunities to stay connected to Cal through chapter events and mentorship programs. Watch the inspirational video below […]
Multilingual Lawyer Arturo Reyes ’12 Always Trusts His Gut
Cal alumnus Arturo Reyes ’12 uses his diverse background and legal career to help others.
Golden Bears, New Students Connect from Afar
Traditionally, alumni volunteers hold welcome events in person, but in light of COVID-19, virtual collaborations between Alumni Chapters enabled more alumni-student engagement beyond our local circles.
Alumni Show Up for Students and Each Other at Summer Welcome Parties
Alumni chapters hosted Summer Welcome Parties to give new students a warm, Berkeley welcome, and reconnect with their fellow Cal alumni. From Cal Band music to Cal-themed trivia and casual conversations about Berkeley student life, this year's Summer Welcome Parties provided much-needed fun and connection in these virtual times.
Chinese Chapters Co-Host 2019 Berkeley China Summit
On Sunday, October 6, the Cal Alumni Association Chinese Chapter partnered with the Berkeley Chinese Alumni International Association (BCAIA) and other UC Berkeley alumni and student organizations to co-host the Berkeley China Summit. The Berkeley China Summit 伯克利中美峰会 (“BCS”) is an annual all-day conference held on the Cal campus to build relationships between business leaders and investors in China and the Bay Area and encourage innovation in technology, engineering, and business.
Cal Bears, Three Generations Deep
“Kirk is going to Cal,” Thomas Tramble ’71, C.Esing ’72 says, from the moment his son Kirk was born; setting in motion a new legacy of Trambles at Cal. Thomas continuously exposed Kirk to Cal, bringing him onto campus and to events. Eventually, Kirk ’93 got his degree in electrical engineering and computer science, and did the same with his children. Twenty-five years later, Kirk’s son Gabriel ’18, earned his degree in media studies. Gabriel says if he has children, he definitely would want them to come to Cal.
Golden Bear Express Flies 140 Students to Berkeley
On August 19, about 30 alumni volunteers across California helped send off and welcome 140 incoming students to UC Berkeley.