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Norman Yoshio Mineta ’53 / Photo by Regis Lefebure

Mr. Mineta goes to Washington

By Karlyn Barker

Norman Yoshio Mineta ’53 was a distinguished American politician and the 2001 Cal Alumni Association’s Alumnus of the Year. Mineta passed away on May 3, 2022. In his honor, CAA shares this article from the 2001 issue of California magazine.

Courtesy of Alex Morgan Carrasco

Alex Morgan Carrasco: a Champion Athlete, a Champion for Equality

Alex Morgan Carrasco ’14 has received the Mark Bingham Award for Excellence in Achievement by Young Alumni.


Leadership Award Scholar Named 2022 University Medal Winner

Environmental sciences major Anjika Pai ’22 has earned UC Berkeley’s highest honor for a graduating senior.


Twenty Years Later: Remembering Mark Bingham

September 11 marks the anniversary of the tragic loss of countless lives, including UC Berkeley’s own Mark Bingham ’93. On September 11, 2001, Bingham was the last passenger to board United Flight 93, the flight that was hijacked by terrorists but crashed into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, following an attempt of the passengers […]


2021’s Best and Brightest Alumni, Faculty Honored at Berkeley Charter Gala

In partnership with the UC Berkeley Foundation, the Cal Alumni Association honored this year’s Achievement Award recipients at the all-virtual Berkeley Charter Gala on May 13, 2021. Get to know the esteemed award recipients—alumni and faculty who are pushing through the boundaries of what’s possible.


Cal Alumnae Who Change the World

From trans activism to defending NBA players’ rights and empowering women and girls to pursue STEM, Cal alumnae of all ages and generations have significant achievements that span throughout their lives and their professions. The women recognized in this list have pushed to reach the top, inspiring others to better the world around them. Frances […]


Susan Lin ’00, MFA

Susan R. Lin ’00 (BA, mass communications) has been named Master of Wine by the Institute of Masters of Wine. The Master of Wine credential is recognized globally for the highest standards of rigor in its holistic examination of all aspects of wine. Lin joins a prestigious group of 418 Masters of Wine around the […]


Announcing the 2021 Achievement Award Recipients

The Berkeley community is filled with people pushing the edges of what’s possible. We are honored to recognize the following recipients of the 2021 Achievement Awards.


2020’s Best and Brightest Honored at Annual Berkeley Charter Gala

In partnership with the UC Berkeley Foundation, the Cal Alumni Association honored this year’s Achievement Award recipients at a virtual—yet lively—version of the Berkeley Charter Gala on October 8, 2020. Get to know the 2020 Alumna of the Year and the rest of these esteemed award recipients.

Cal Culture

10 Cal Alumnae You Should Know

From saving marine life to challenging stereotypes through stand-up and ensuring children receive proper school lunches, Cal alumnae truly leave a lasting impact.


Thelton Henderson ’55, J.D. ’62 Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award from National College Baseball Hall of Fame

Thelton Henderson was announced today as the newest recipient of the George H.W. Bush Distinguished Alumnus Award from the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. The award honors Henderson’s contributions as a federal judge and his role in the civil rights movement.


California Magazine Wins Highest Honors in 2020 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards

The Cal Alumni Association (CAA) is proud to announce that California magazine has won highest honors in the 2020 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards. The quarterly publication claimed the Grand Gold for alumni magazines published 4x/year or more. Other winners in the category include the magazines of Dartmouth (Gold), Notre Dame (Silver), and the University […]