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The UC Rally Committee marches through the UC Berkeley campus. / Courtesy of Keegan Houser
Alumni Chapters

Introducing the UC Rally Committee Alumni Chapter

Members of the UC Rally Committee return as alumni to continue their legacy of community-building and fostering Cal spirit.

Dianne Fukami ’77 / Courtesy of Dianne Fukami
Cal Culture

There’s No ‘Medium’ Switch for Journalist and Travel Lecturer Dianne Fukami ’77

By Amanda Chiu

Journalist Dianne Fukami ’77 credits UC Berkeley’s investment in her as a student for her continued loyalty to all things Cal, including the Cal Discoveries Travel program.

Stuart Smith ’70, co-owner of Smith-Madrone. / Courtesy of Stuart Smith

Stuart Smith’s Thai-Inspired Fall Recipe

Award-winning winemaker Stuart Smith ’70 shares an autumnal dish that pairs perfectly with a Smith-Madrone wine.

Lair of the Golden Bear

The Lair Auction Returns

The Lair of the Bear online auction is returning this fall. Support the Lair and bid on some fun items from November 8th through November 15th. All proceeds will go towards making improvements in all three camps. There is a wide variety of items to bid on this year. The famous personalized Lair logo signs […]

Kirk Tramble ’93 / Cal Alumni Association

Meet the President: Kirk Tramble ’93, MBA

Kirk Tramble ’93, MBA plans to advance the Cal Alumni Association’s mission as the President of the Board of Directors by increasing involvement in events and programs.

Toby Ricco ’13, M.S. ’14 / Courtesy of Toby Ricco

Bears in Business: Toby Ricco

Toby Ricco ’13, M.S. ’14, founder and CEO of Bimotal, walked into UC Berkeley with the goal of becoming an engineer and a passion for tinkering. At Cal, Ricco developed the skills and experience that have built his engineering and entrepreneurial career.

The Campanile and Doe Library. / Keegan Houser/ UC Regents
Cal Culture

CAA Staff and Board Members Share Favorite Locations at UC Berkeley

Among UC Berkeley’s vast 1,232-acre campus, certain spots can leave a lasting impact, as staff and board members of the Cal Alumni Association demonstrate.

Cal Alumni Group of San Francisco Summer Welcome Party / Courtesy of Cal Alumni Group of San Francisco
Alumni Chapters

Golden Bears Get a Warm Summer Welcome

By Josephine Thornton

Cal alums across the country made Berkeley feel like home to incoming students at Summer Welcome Parties.


Meet the 2023 – 2024 Cohort of The Achievement Award Program (TAAP)

The Achievement Award Program supports high-achieving, community-minded, low-income, first-generation college students in their pursuit of a UC Berkeley education. The Cal Alumni Association (CAA) congratulates all twenty-two members of our incoming 2023 – 2024 Alumni Scholar cohort.

Sather Gate / UC Regents
Cal Culture

“When I Was at UC Berkeley…”

By Alejandra Granados Dominguez

Take a trip down memory lane with your fellow Golden Bears as they share their experiences from their time at UC Berkeley.

Eric R. Mart ’70 (left) served as president of the Cal Alumni Association Board of Directors. / Katherine Fiordalis / Cal Alumni Association
Alumni Chapters

Remembering Eric R. Mart ’70, 1948–2023

Celebrating Eric R. Mart’s life and legacy, a dedicated alum who contributed to the Cal community and beyond.

Sharon Ku ’08 (right) co-founded Uji Time in 2016. The first store opened on Telegraph Avenue and has been serving taiyaki ice cream with traditional Asian flavors to the Berkeley community since then. / Cal Alumni Association / KLC Fotos / Ariel Nava
Cal Culture

Adding to Berkeley’s Multiculturalism, One Ice Cream at a Time

By Amanda Chiu

Sharon Ku ’08 uses ice cream (and her nutritional science degree) to give back to UC Berkeley and encourage multiculturalism through her dessert cafe Uji Time.