Achievement Awards

The Berkeley community is filled with people pushing the edges of what’s possible. The Achievement Awards (listed below), co-sponsored by UC Berkeley and the Cal Alumni Association, celebrate forward-thinking business leaders, gifted faculty, and dedicated and promising alumni. The 2017 recipients were formally presented with their awards at Berkeley Charter Gala on May 11, 2017. You can view photos from the event here.

2017 Awardees


Paul Jacobs ’84, M.S. ’86, Ph.D. ’89
Watch our tribute video to Paul!

Berkeley Founders Award

Ira Hirschfield

Campanile Excellence in Achievement Award

Vanessa Morrison ’90
Margaret Murnane Ph.D. ’89
James Schamus ’82, M.A. ’87, Ph.D. ’03

Fiat Lux Faculty Award

Edward E. Penhoet

Mark Bingham Award for Excellence in Achievement by Young Alumni

Michael Gilroy ’09
Jonathan Stein M.P.P./J.D. ’13