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Parker Yazzie Navigates Her Native Identity at Cal and Beyond

When Yazzie chose Cal, she knew she wanted to exemplify Native excellence; letting her academic and social achievements demonstrate that Native people can be successful in any field.

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Setting a Road Map to Success

Attending college can be a challenge for formerly incarcerated students. No one knows better than TAAP scholars John Lam ’23 and Michelle Maxwell ’23.

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The Many Roads to Healthcare

Cal alumni at Kaiser Permanente met with students to discuss different career paths in healthcare.

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Meet Our 2021–2022 Leadership Award Scholars

Join us in congratulating our incoming 2021–2022 Alumni Scholars and honoring our continuing students.

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“Pursue Your Dreams Fearlessly”: An Entrepreneur’s Wisdom for Graduating Scholars

Ten years ago, I was exactly where you are right now: graduating with big dreams and aspirations ahead.

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Yuner Evelyn Lu ’21 Urges Class of 2021 to Realize Its Power

I’m a senior studying electrical engineering and computer science at Cal, and I am honored to share my UC Berkeley journey with you.

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What Pedro De Anda Plascencia ’21 Wants His Fifth-Grade Self to Know

Dear Fifth-Grade Pedro: I want to begin by telling you that I love you. You are valid, and you are worthy of love and protection.

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Supporting the UC Berkeley Community

Please join us in congratulating our incoming 2021 – 2022 Alumni Scholars and honoring our continuing students.

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2020–2021 Leadership Award Recipients

Please join us in congratulating our incoming 2021 – 2022 Alumni Scholars and honoring our continuing students.

Director’s Chair

A Letter from the Executive Director | Fall 2019

Dear Cal family, It has been an epoch-making year for diversity and student excellence at the Cal Alumni Association (CAA) and UC Berkeley. Words simply cannot describe how proud I am of today’s engaging and all-encompassing programming, the success of which is mainly due to your investment and support as committed CAA donors. You continue to […]

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Creation of The Achievement Award Program

In 1996 California voters approved Proposition 209, which prohibited the consideration of race, ethnicity, or sex in the admission process at public universities. Immediately, the percentage of students at the University of California, Berkeley from low-income, minority communities decreased dramatically. As a result, the Cal Alumni Association (CAA), encouraged by Chancellor Robert Berdahl, formed a task […]

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Freshman Scholar Takes Flight at Berkeley

Justin Hogenauer ’22 dreams of becoming an Air Force pilot, but when it came to choosing where to go to college, he wanted a top-tier school—one that provided the kind of broad academic, professional, and social advantages for which Cal is so well known. “The Air Force Academy was an option,” he says. “But the […]