Goldman School of Public Policy - University of California, Berkeley

Alumni Recognition

The Goldman School recognizes an alum at the School's alumni dinner who has made a significant contribution to the field of public policy. In some years, GSPP also gives an additional award for unique contributions to the field. The Alumni Dinner takes place every other year.

Alumnus of the Year Award Recipients

  • Elizabeth Hill '75 (Alumna of the '70s, Awarded in 1999)
  • Carol Wilkins '83 (Alumna of the '80s, Awarded in 1999)
  • Amy Lemley & Deanne Pearn '98 (Alumnae of the '90s, Awarded in 1999)
  • Dorothy Robyn '78/ PhD '83 (Alumna of the Year, Awarded in 2000)
  • Tom Grumbly '74 (Alumni of the Year, Awarded in 2001)
  • Carla Javits '85 (Alumna of the Year, Awarded in 2002)
  • Ann Veneman '71 (Alumna of the Year, Awarded in 2003)
  • Elisabeth Kersten '71 (Alumna of the Year, Awarded in 2004)
  • Julia Lopez '80 (Alumna of the Year, Awarded in 2005)
  • Carl Patton '75/ PhD '76 (Alumnus of the Year, Awarded in 2006)
  • Gary Pruitt MPP '81/JD /82 (Alumnus of the Year, Awarded in 2007)
  • Mike Genest MPP '80 (Alumnus of the Year, Awarded in 2008)
  • Barbara Chow MPP '80 (Alumna of the Year, Awarded in 2009)
  • Ned Helme MPP ’77 (Alumnus of the Year, Awarded in 2011)
  • Stuart Drown MPP '86 (Alumnus of the Year, Awarded in 2012)
  • Joseph Castro MPP '90 (Alumnus of the Year, Awarded in 2014)
  • Pamela Spratlen MPP '81 (Alumna of the Year, Award in 2016)

Special Awards

  • David Harrison MPP '00 (for Public Service, Awarded in 2003)
  • Pamela Davis MPP '87 (for Policy Innovation, Awarded in 2004)
  • Tangerine Brigham MPP '90 (for Policy Leadership, Awarded in 2007)
  • Carmen Chu MPP ’03 (for Urban Leadership, Awarded in 2011)
  • Veronica Irastorza MPP '99 (for International Public Service, Awarded in 2012)
  • Nani Coloretti MPP '94 (for Policy Innovation, Awarded in 2014)
  • Joy Bonaturo MPP '11 (for Innovation, Awarded in 2016)