Alumni Hit Dance Floor at Gala

Alumni and students danced the night away in November at the first Haas Gala to feature live music. The dancing followed a sit-down dinner at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, where Dean Rich Lyons presented awards to numerous alumni in recognition of their dedication to the school.

Pictured here are Vicki Morel, former business manager in the Chancellor’s Office; Elizabeth Heyman; Sandra Epstein, MA 74, PhD 79 (Educ.); Professor Emeritus Ed Epstein, MA 66 (Poli. Sci.); and Former UC Berkeley Chancellor I. Michael Heyman (seated).

Reuniting from the MBA class of 2008 are Kumar Viswanath, Menaka Shroff, Moriah Lewis, and Emily Walling.

Philanthropist and financier Richard Blum (center), BS 58, MBA 59, recipient of the Haas School’s 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award, is joined by (l. to r.) Barbara Kaufman; Bill Brown, BS 66 (Industrial Eng.); College of Engineering Dean Shankar Sastry; Mary Catherine Birgeneau; UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau; and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla.



Old Blues Reunite at Haas


Nearly 90 alumni who graduated from the business school at least 50 years ago reconnected and shared memories at Haas on Dec. 10.

Egon von Kaschnitz, MBA 59, shares a laugh with Professor Emeritus George Staubus and Professor Emeritus Alan Cerf, BS 44.

Gustave Perscheid, BS 50, and wife Noreen Kindergan Perscheid, BS 49, chat with Daniel Hungerford, BS 52.



Haas Celebration Rocks NYC


About 145 Haas School alumni, students, staff, and friends gathered at Ernst & Young’s New York offices in Times Square Dec. 16 for the fourth annual Haas Winter Celebration in New York. Pictured here are:

Anuj Ralhan; Gautam Garg; Anthony Cuaresma; and James Babcock, all MBA 11.

Sarah Stamboulie and Jeanne Washington, both MBA 00; and Xiaolin Sharon Yang, MBA 02.


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