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; and young alumni whose early achievements are already showing great promise for their fields or communities. Each year, the university honors them with the Achievement Awards, co-presented by the UC Berkeley Foundation and the Cal Alumni Association.

The 2023 recipients were formally presented with their awards at the Berkeley Charter Gala on Thursday, May 11, 2023.

2023 Award Recipients

Alumnus/a of the Year Award

John C. Mather Ph.D. ’74

Berkeley Founders Award

Mark Robinson ’88

Campanile Excellence in Achievement Award

Tomás Aragón ’83, Dr.P.H. ’00

Anne Campbell Washington M.P.P. ’00

Diane Dwyer ’87

Viet Thanh Nguyen ’92, Ph.D. ’97

Colin Parris M.S. ’87, Ph.D. ’94

Fiat Lux Faculty Award

Raymond Lifchez M.C.P. ’72

Mark Bingham Award for Excellence in Achievement by Young Alumni

Lavanya Jawaharlal ’16

Alvaro Silberstein M.B.A. ’17