Director’s Chair: Fall 2018
Each fall, we greet incoming students and welcome alumni returning to campus, but this season is different.
Director’s Chair: Summer 2018
UC Berkeley turned 150 years old on Charter Day, March 23, 2018. Alumni from the Classes of 1947 through 2017, plus family, friends, and current students, came to campus to show love for our university and celebrate our diverse, global legacy.
A Letter from the Executive Director | Spring 2018
“It is a disturbing fact to me,” joked President John F. Kennedy in his 1962 Charter Day speech, “that the New Frontier owes as much to Berkeley, as it does to Harvard University.” Happy Birthday, Golden Bears! 2018 is an exciting year, marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of Berkeley—the shining star of public education. How […]
Director’s Chair: Spring 2018
As the UC's first campus, Berkeley stands not only as a testament to our academic excellence and research innovation—it proves the university's 150-year legacy of dismantling barriers to inclusion.
Director’s Chair: Winter 2017
At the year’s end, I find it encouraging to look back on the work the Cal Alumni Association (CAA) and UC Berkeley have accomplished. In 2017, Berkeley remained steadfast in its mission to unify its diverse communities by creating a culture of peace and respect for the dignity of human life at a time when […]
A Letter from the Executive Director | Fall 2017
Dear Alumni and Friends, It’s the season of giving, when our thoughts turn to all the ways in which we are blessed, and the many ways in which we can, and do, make a difference in the lives of others. As the holidays approach and we enter this season of sharing, I am inspired by how […]
Director’s Chair: Summer 2017
What do you think of when you read the word “alumni”? Is it a word couched in the past—memories of campus, classes, and other nostalgia—or can it represent an active state of being, a role through which we stay engaged with our alma mater and alumni worldwide, for life?
A Letter from the Executive Director | Fall 2016
From the beautiful banks of the Potomac and the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, to the Pacific Coast’s beautiful Monterey Peninsula, the Cal alumni community continues to grow its ranks.
A Letter from the Executive Director | Winter 2016
Dear Alumni and Friends, A new year marks new beginnings for me as Executive Director of the Cal Alumni Association (CAA), and exciting opportunities for Cal students, our ever-loyal Cal alumni and friends, and the University. I am delighted and honored to lead CAA into a future bright with change, challenge, and possibility. I attended Cal as […]
A Letter from the Executive Director | Summer 2015
Dear Alumni and Friends, It’s been another incredible year at UC Berkeley and the Cal Alumni Association (CAA). I’m extremely proud of the wide range of CAA programs that engage and inspire the Cal alumni community. From the introduction of The Berkeley Network webinar series to the expansion of CAA Alumni Scholarships and our nationwide volunteer […]
A Letter from the Executive Director | Summer 2014
Dear Cal Alumni and Friends, The support provided to the Cal Alumni Association (CAA) by alumni is transformative. Thanks to generous alumni support, CAA builds energized communities, offers enriching events and programs, and changes student lives with scholarships. CAA’s programs and services are designed to inform, engage, and inspire our alumni community, and to support UC Berkeley. […]
A Letter from the Executive Director | Fall 2013
The fall semester at Berkeley is in full swing. The campus is energized by the presence of our dynamic students, thousands of alumni returning for home football games, and a new plaza taking stage in front of Alumni House.