Annual networking event sparks industry connections
One of the most valuable benefits of earning a Berkeley-Haas degree is access to a strong, supportive community whose members help one another achieve their full potential. Numerous events throughout the year, such as the Haas Celebration in Silicon Valley at the Menlo Circus Club (above), provide opportunities to connect in lasting and important ways. In February, alumni, students, faculty, and staff gathered for the 16th annual evening of networking. The event has become a hotbed for sparking business opportunities in a variety of industries. “I just started a company with someone I met at a Haas Menlo Circus event a couple of years ago,” says Carter Keller, MBA 04. “We were brought together by the colorful industry name tags and the Berkeley-Haas Alumni Network!” Pictured: Rafa de la Gula, MBA 12; Panpan Wang, MBA/MPH 12; and Stephanie Tsai, MBA 12.
Business Leader of the Year Stuart Bernstein, BS 86, flanked by his parents, Leah and Ralph Bernstein.
The family of the late Ralph Bahna, MBA 65, the Leading Through Innovation winner: Laura Lovejoy, Adam Bahna, Dorothy Bahna, and Deborah Chrabolowski.
George A. Willman, MBA93, the Raymond E. Miles Service Award winner.
Marina Gracias, BS80, MBA 99, and Bernard Martis.
Richard Wilson, EMBA 15; Lucky Sandhu, BS 96, MBA 15; and Bill Ledeen, MBA 86.
Irene Boschken and Herman “Buzz” Boschken, BS 66, MBA 68.
Dean Rich Lyons, BS 82.
Haas Prof. Emeritus David Aaker.
Haas Lecturer Stephen Etter, BS 83, MBA 89.
Mike Welsh, MBA 16.
Dave Rochlin, BS 85, executive director of Haas@Work, and Senior Lecturer Sara Beckman.
Chidananda Khatua, MBA 16.
Brian Chadwick, MBA 16.
Dean Lyons signing a thank you card to donors.
June Cheit, Former Dean Raymond Miles, and David Cheit, BA 74, JD 85.
Lynne and Robert Hoffmann, BS 59.
Joan Perrone and Leonard Perrone, BS 62.
Connway Pendleton, BS 49, and Dorothy Pendleton.
Noreen Perscheid, BS 49, and Daniel Hungerford, BS 52.
Daphne Luong, BCEMBA 12/13, and Bhavik Joshi, BCEMBA 08/09.
Sally Herrick and Stephen Herrick, BS 60.
Guilherme Porto Florido, MBA 15, and Patricia Siva, MBA 16.
Rich Chen, MBA 99, and Chris Plasser, MBA 04.
Arnaud Tawuo, MBA 17.