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Isabel Honda '19 / Cal Alumni Association

CAA Alumni Scholars are Leading the Way

Born in Grass Valley and raised in Auburn, in the heart of California’s Gold Country, Isabel is one of three siblings who studied within the UC system. Her sister is a junior at Cal, while her brother studied engineering at UC Davis. College was always part of Isabel’s life plan, but Berkeley seemed a distant […]


Apples for Students

“My biggest fear in coming to Cal was the fear of failure,” says CAA Alumni Scholar Wasseem Syriani ’19, a student in the new CAA Scholar Success Seminar enabled by iPad tablets and Apple software. “This class gave me confidence and the ability to believe more in myself.” Developed in partnership with Berkeley’s Centers for […]


Cal for Life

Former Leadership Award Scholar Greg Haack ’99 recalls the first time an alumnus took him under his wing. “He really took care of me and advised me to never wear red at Berkeley,” explains Greg, who attended The Leadership Award Recognition Luncheon as a freshman at Cal. This long-standing CAA event illuminated for Greg the […]


2015: A Golden Year for CAA and The CAA Fund

Thanks to you, we were able to keep our alumni community connected with the University and each other through our alumni programs, publications, and events in 2015. Thanks to your gift, great things are in store for alumni and students in 2016. *Figures represent all gifts to The CAA Fund with a 2015 credit date processed […]

Director’s Chair

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 […]


2015-2016 CAA Alumni Scholars

Join us in acknowledging and congratulating our 2015-2016 Alumni Scholars.

Director’s Chair

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 […]


Time to Give

It’s never too late—or too soon—to give back to Cal. Some alums start giving back to Cal from the day they graduate. Others wait years, even decades. Kevin Perkins ’08 is in the first group. He began donating to The CAA Fund within a couple years after graduation. “It’s so easy to say, ‘I can always wait […]


2014-2015 CAA Alumni Scholars

Join us in acknowledging and congratulating our 2014-2015 Alumni Scholars.


“The Sun Rises and Sets in Berkeley”

From the moment he stepped onto campus in 1952, Peter Van Houten ’56 embraced every opportunity at UC Berkeley. He played baseball and volleyball, and participated in ROTC, student government, and the Order of the Golden Bear—all while earning grades that resulted in being awarded the Departmental Citation in his major. “I was very active […]

Director’s Chair

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. […]


Charter Gala 2014: Creating Opportunities

Chevron Corporation was once again the premier sponsor for Charter Gala 2014, CAA’s signature event held this past March. Over the years, Chevron has expanded its partnership with CAA by providing funds for scholarship programs, including The Equity Scholarship and The Achievement Award Program (TAAP). “Both programs are excellent examples where together we can
make a […]