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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.

Jim Bundschu ’66. / Courtesy Jim Bundschu / Gundlach Bundschu Winery
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Agricultural Economics Alum’s Wines Named to Wine Enthusiast’s 2023 Top 100 List

In 1966, Jim Bundschu graduated from Cal with a degree in agricultural economics and a desire to revive his family’s vineyards.

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.
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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.

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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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The Trailblazing Engineer

Larry Asera ’70 has been a trailblazer in his career as an engineer, public servant, entrepreneur, and educator. An Alumni Scholar, Asera attributes his success as a leader in the clean energy and environmental technology industry to his UC Berkeley education.

Courtesy of Elena Castaneda Gomez
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Toasting Inclusion

Elena Castaneda Gomez ’91 is a proven business leader who surmounted significant challenges as a first-generation college student to become a leading financial executive.

Norman Yoshio Mineta ’53 / Photo by Regis Lefebure
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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
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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]