After a two-year hiatus, Berkeley CEE's Academy of Distinguished Alumni (ADA) inducted its Classes of 2020 and 2021 in a gala event on June 16, 2022. This year's banquet celebrated the 10th anniversary of the ADA's founding, and welcomed 20 new individuals into its membership!
Friends and colleagues reunited to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of all our Academy members. Guests traveled from near and far for the gala, which took place in Lower Sproul Plaza on the Berkeley campus.
The event was attended by over 150 alumni, faculty, students, and long-time supporters of Berkeley CEE (see the program here).
Class of 2020
Class of 2021
Reception and Banquet
Members of the Class of 2020 accepting citations from CEE Chair Mark Stacey: John D. Hooper, Steven L. Kramer, and Iraj Noorany.
Members of the Class of 2020 accepting citations from CEE Chair Mark Stacey: George J. Pierson and Philip T. Tringale.
Honoring in-memoriam inductees: Emma Kennedy accepts a citation on behalf of her grandfather, David N. Kennedy, and Jerrie Reining accepts a citation on behalf of her father, Jerome F. Thomas.
Members of the Class of 2021 accepting citations from CEE Chair Mark Stacey: Ross W. Boulanger, Donald W. Davies, and William J. Dunlay.
Members of the Class of 2021 accepting citations from CEE Chair Mark Stacey: Lorraine N. Fleming, Kimberly E. Kurtis, and Linsey Marr.
Inductee Judith Mitrani-Reiser and Ed Bertero (in honor of Vitelmo Bertero) accepting citations from Chair Mark Stacey.
Jon Rosso and Rita Woodward accepting a citation on behalf of in-memoriam inductee, Richard J. Woodward, Jr.
Funds raised by the Academy in 2022 will support Community-Engaged Education in Civil & Environmental Engineering, or (CEE)², a program designed to attract more young students with greater gender and racial diversity to engineering. From earthquake resilience to green infrastructure, (CEE)² engages Bay Area grade school students in projects within their own neighborhoods, emphasizing the role that they have in envisioning and developing solutions to some of our most fundamental challenges. In its first year, (CEE)² has reached over 200 Oakland Unified School District high schoolers.
This year, banquet sponsors raised $100K to support (CEE)², leading the way in growing the program in the next three years to more than 1,000 students from a number of under-represented Bay Area communities.
We celebrate and thank our sponsors for their unwavering support!
Individual and Corporate Sponsors
The Academy has many committed friends that contribute to both the annual ADA banquet and CEE students. We are grateful for the support of the individual and corporate sponsors listed below.
Platinum Sponsors ($15K) - Individual
Rudolph & Anna Bonaparte
David A. Friedman & Paulette J. Meyer
Larry L. Russell & Grace K. Livingston
Platinum Sponsors ($15K) - Corporate
Blue Sponsors ($7.5K) - Corporate
Gold Sponsors ($5K) - Individual
Susan Leal & Susan Hirsch
Robin K. McGuire
Michael C. Kavanaugh & Carol James
Robert Taylor (in memory of Karl Pister)
Gold Sponsors ($5K) - Corporate
Silvers Sponsors ($3K) - Individual
Uri & Cindy Eliahu
Janiele Maffei & Rob Tovani
Y.R. (Joe) Rashid
Mason & Ellen Walters
Silver Sponsors ($3K) - Corporate
Bronze Sponsors ($1.5K) - Individual
Gregory L. Fenves
Adib & Karin Kanafani
Faiz & Rima Makdisi
James & Jill Malley
Lelio & Sandra Mejia
Marwar Nader & Rula Deeb