Berkeley Social Welfare Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Berkeley Social Welfare Distinguished Alumni Awards recognizes alumni whose commitment to the common good is exemplified in the work they do. 

This is an annual awards program where award recipients will be recognized at a dedicated Berkeley Social Welfare event during Cal's Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming in October. 


All Berkeley Social Welfare alumni (BASW, MSW, DSW & PhD) may be nominated. Current Berkeley Social Welfare staff & faculty are excluded. 

Nomination Process:

Any member of the Haviland Community (student, alumni, staff and/or faculty) may submit a nomination. Nominations due by May 14, 2021. 

Selection Process:

Dean's Alumni Advisory Board members (DAAB)  will review nominees and make recommendations to the Dean of Berkeley Social Welfare for a final decision.  More than one Distinguished Alumni may be recognized annually. 


I have met hundreds of our alums who are out there fighting the good fight and making a difference in our communities.
Dean Linda Burton