Achievement Awards

The Berkeley community is filled with people pushing the edges of what’s possible. Business leaders whose achievements have shaped entire industries and benefited humankind; alumni whose dedication to Berkeley has had a profound and lasting impact on students and faculty; young alumni whose early achievements are already showing great promise for their fields or communities. These are Achievement Award recipients, co-presented every year by the UC Berkeley Foundation and the Cal Alumni Association.

The 2018 recipients will be formally presented with their awards at Berkeley Charter Gala on May 10, 2018. The gala — including a cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, special performances, and more — will be held at the Lawrence Hall of Science high above the UC Berkeley campus. 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.

2018 Awardees

ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

Barry C. Barish ’57, Ph.D. ’63, P ’86

Berkeley Founders Award

Warren E. “Ned” Spieker Jr. ’66, P ’93, ’95, ’99, ’02

Campanile Excellence in Achievement Awards

Elizabeth Hausler M.S. ’98, Ph.D. ’02
Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa ’94
Amy Trask ’82
Cher Wang ’82

Fiat Lux Faculty Award

Jennifer Doudna

Mark Bingham Awards for Excellence in Achievement by Young Alumni

Alexa Koenig M.A. ’09, Ph.D. ’13
Rulette “Rue” Mapp ’09