Accolades & Books

Person of Influence

Liz Lowe, MBA 15

Liz Lowe, MBA 15

Liz Lowe, MBA 15, was named an Influential Leader by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Lowe, the innovation lead for sustainability and social impact at Adobe, was honored for diversity and inclusion efforts.


World Powers

New book by Scott Galloway, MBA 92

New book by Scott Galloway, MBA 92

In The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google (Portfolio, 2017), Scott Galloway, MBA 92, looks at how the world’s most influential companies rose to prominence. With an irreverent style, he investigates how The Four infiltrated our lives so completely that they’re almost impossible to avoid (or boycott). He also reveals how you can apply the lessons of their ascent to your own business or career.


Inspiring Women

Kristin Nicholson, MBA 93

Kristin Nicholson, MBA 93

Kristin Nicholson, MBA 93, received the “She Does” Award at the SHE-CAN (Supporting Her Education Changes A Nation) annual gala in November for her passion and dedication to the organization. SHE-CAN connects professional U.S. women with young female leaders from post-conflict countries to help them win U.S. college scholarships and become global agents of change. Several classmates were on hand to cheer Kristin (see note for Cynthia Harris, MBA 93).


Rocking Finance

Mike Cairns, MBA 93

Mike Cairns, MBA 93

Mike Cairns, MBA 93, was named among 15 “rock star” North Bay CFOs in 2017 by the North Bay Business Journal. Cairns was honored for his work at the San Francisco Theological Seminary in Marin County.


Nonprofit Stars

Melissa Kelley, MBA 93

Melissa Kelley, MBA 93

Jennifer Weiss, MBA 99

Jennifer Weiss, MBA 99

Two alumnae have won the North Bay Business Journal’s nonprofit leadership awards: Melissa Kelley, MBA 93, and Jennifer Weiss, MBA 99. Kelley is the executive director of the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation, which provides funding for the 56 parks in the area, and volunteer board president of Impact 100 Redwood Circle. Weiss is CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County, which currently serves 6,600 members in 40 clubs in the region.


Scoring Big

Matt Anderson, BS 17

Matt Anderson, BS 17

Cal placekicker Matt Anderson, BS 17, was named the 2017 Pac-12 Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Anderson played in 38 career games and became Cal’s all-time career leader in scoring this season with 316 points.


[Back to top]