Impact Stories


August 15, 2019

University Partnership Program

Photo of Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya

It was 9 a.m. on a Saturday – the last day of the Society for Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) conference – and Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya was feeling anxious.


June 13, 2019

University Partnership Program

The University of California Office of the President has launched a 2-year pilot program to help UC campuses jumpstart their revenue generation (Rev-Gen) activities through establishing multi-campus partnerships. Developing new sustainable sources of revenue is an important strategy for UC campuses to develop firmer and broader financial foundations.

May 8, 2019

University Partnership Program

Panelist address questions from the Peet's Partner SummitWhat’s the biggest challenge for you as a coffee farmer?

For Lucía Álvarez, it was the lack of understanding from her family and many male community members as to why she, a woman, wanted to pursue and start her own coffee farm.

March 11, 2019

University Partnership Program

Statistic Breakdown of Fitness Challenge MetricsFitness means different things to different people. For some, it can represent the physical act of completing an activity like running on a treadmill.  For Alina Del Rosario, a UC Berkeley staff member, it means “making the right choices for [her] mind and body.”

February 1, 2019

University Partnership Program

 Nina Schank and Tuomas KaukolahtiCal Athletics recently celebrated the 2018-19 Bank of the West student-athlete scholarship recipients — Nina Schank and Tuomas Kaukolahti — during the 2019 Cal Athletics Scholarship Banquet.

December 17, 2018

University Partnership Program

Female student in classroom sitting at desk smiling with blurred image of other students in backgroundIt’s the week of finals at UC Berkeley. Some students have spent days reviewing lecture notes and textbook material, but the students of Krystal Thomas's Product Branding & Entertainment (PBE) class have been working diligently on developing their team marketing launch campaigns.

December 4, 2018

Volunteer assists student with buffet lineOver 400 students and community members attended this year’s Annual Community Dinner at the Graduate Hotel.

November 15, 2018

University Partnership Program

Group of ABA students present their pitch to the Peet's panelIt’s early on a Saturday morning.

University Partnership Program

 Carolyn Cool, Bank of the WestOn Tuesday, November 12, the Cal Alumni Association (CAA) and the Berkeley Haas Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership (EGAL) co-hosted this year’s Alumnae Career Advancement series, an event providing space for career-driven alumnae and

November 2, 2018

The challenges change slightly each semester, but the goal remains the same–bringing the UC Berkeley community together through fitness. See the results of the Work it for 150 Challenge and learn more about future UC Berkeley - Under Armour challenges.

September 17, 2018

University Partnership Program

Headshot of Vivienne Ayala, UC Berkeley Class of 2020Vivienne Ayala is a junior at UC Berkeley studying economics. This summer she interned at Peet's Coffee in the wholesale marketing department.

August 30, 2018

University Partnership Program

UPP Impact Report cover featuring image of campus landscape2017-2018 brought change and growth to the University Partnership Program (UPP).

June 26, 2018

University Partnership Program

Headshot of Devin Wicks, associate director at Berkeley Rec SportsCampus wellness is an important part of our Berkeley experience.

May 16, 2018

University Partnership Program

Students present their final prototypes at the Sport Tech Collider Demo Day. Photo courtesy SCET.The goal of the Sports Tech Collider Sprint is simple yet ambitious – create technology-based innovations to revolutionize the sports world.

May 7, 2018

University Partnership Program

UC Berkeley students pedal their smoothie bikes at the UA-Cal Giveback Challenge event on May 4, 2018Could you run 150,000 miles in 30 days? A feat that might seem impossible to one individual can be obtained by a community that rallies together for a common goalsupporting campus basic needs programs and initiatives.

April 23, 2018

Bank of the West

Beth Hale served as keynote speaker at the 6th Annual Women's Empowerment DayBeth Hale, head of product management and payment solutions at Bank of the West, served as the keynote speaker for the 6th Annual Women's Empowerment Day where she shared insights about her personal journ

April 18, 2018

University Partnership Program

Ruben Canedo, research and mobilization coordinator at the Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence (CE3)UPP members, including Bank of the West and Peet's Coffee, continue to support campus groups and priority student initiatives by funding basic needs security.

April 4, 2018

Berkeley News

2 female runners and a male biker in front of Doe Library with Campanile Tower in backgroundUnder Armour, Berkeley's official outfitting partner, collabortates with campus groups to launch Berkeley Miles for Meals, a fitness challenge encouraging students, faculty, staff and alumni to collectively walk, hike, run, roll or bike 150,000 miles between April 4 and May 3.

March 12, 2018

University Partnership Program

Headshot of Amy Gardner, executive director of UPPThe University Partnership Program (UPP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Gardner as the next executive director of University Business Partnerships & Services (UBPS).

February 8, 2018

University Partnership Program
Growing up in a single-parent household, the youngest of four, Daisy Medina was convinced there was more to life than the everyday problems at home. She dreamed of being successful, traveling the world and learning more about opportunities that life had to offer. Medina was one of 12 UC Berkeley student recipients recognized at the 16-17 Bank of the West Bear Opportunity Scholarship Reception held this past January. The Bank of the West Bear Opportunity Endowment fund annually awards 10 merit-based scholarships to students who demonstrate financial need and a passion for social responsibility and entrepreneurship.