Education pioneer Patrick Awuah, MBA 99, welcomed back as MBA commencement speaker

Education pioneer Patrick Awuah, MBA 99, founder of Ghana’s Ashesi University, will be welcomed back to campus this week as the 2019 MBA commencement speaker. Commencement for both the Full-time MBA and Evening & Weekend MBA programs will take place on Friday, May 24, at 2 p.m. at the Greek Theatre. Born and raised in

Honoring Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: An undergrad’s “Beyond Yourself” journey

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we’re featuring profiles and interviews with members of our Haas community. When Jaskirat Gaelan, BS 19, was honored at last Sunday’s commencement with the “Beyond Yourself” Haas Culture Award, few would argue that it wasn’t deserved. The daughter of immigrants from Delhi, India, Gaelan has served as

Undergraduate Class of 2019 encouraged to “elevate and empower others”

Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the Berkeley Haas undergraduate Class of 2019 Sunday morning, as close to 400 students were urged to make an impact on the world and “elevate and empower” others. The threat of bad weather moved the typical commencement ceremony from the Greek Theatre to Chou Hall’s Spieker Forum, where Dean

Bree Jenkins, MBA 19, will prepare young scholars to have agency over their lives

This “I’m a Berkeleyan” article first appeared on UC Berkeley News. “If you had asked me five years ago if I’d be walking out of Berkeley to start a new elementary school in Hayward, California, I would have politely smiled and shook my head. I had no interest in going to graduate school, never mind

‘At peace’ with ending his NFL dreams, graduating senior finds new pursuits

In summer of 2015, Cal football had its eyes on Russ Udé, a 6-foot-3-inch, 230-pound star linebacker, as a key addition to the team’s struggling defense. Sports reporters wrote that Udé, who came to UC Berkeley from Westminster, a private school in Atlanta, had the talent to follow in the footsteps of Cal football players

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