Where have we been? Where are we headed? What successes and challenges have we faced? Come hear four illustrious and thoughtful members of our class reflect on their years since graduating. Attorneys, a doctor, a vintner, and authors share some of their most memorable, difficult, and rewarding experiences since Cal. Our permanent class president, Brian Van Camp, will channel his best “Dave Garroway/Charlie Rose,” for the interview. It promises to be a fun peek into the last 55 years of four fascinating classmates.
Stu Gordon is founding partner of Gordon & Rees, one of California’s leading litigation law firms. He is also a “dead-serious restaurateur,” investing in dozens of upscale California eateries, a Builder of Berkeley, and a Bay Area community volunteer par excellence.
Bill Harlan owns and developed Harlan Estate and Bond Wines, for which he has received many outstanding awards, as well as Meadowood Resort in Napa Valley.
Dr. Darlene Lanka a retired OB-GYN, an author, and advocate for women’s health issues. She graduated from UCSF medical school and she was the first female OB-GYN resident at Kaiser-Permanente San Francisco. After completing her residency, Lanka became the first female OB-GYN at Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center in Walnut Creek.
Brian Van Camp is a former Superior Court Judge and current arbitrator, recipient of the Cal Alumni Association’s Award of Excellence in 2000, and an occasional clarinet and tenor sax player.
Geoff Wong is an attorney in Sacramento with his J.D. from the McGeorge School of Law at University of the Pacific. He is the author of two published books about Cal A Golden State of Mind and Golden Daze. Wong is a community activist, third generation Cal alumnus, volunteer, and a one-time “River Boat Captain!”