A gala celebration was held on Saturday, October 14, 2023, sponsored by the Friends of the Jepson Herbarium, to thank Brent D. Mishler for his 30 years of leadership as Director of the University and Jepson Herbaria (1993-2023) and to welcome Lúcia G. Lohmann, the new Director who started July 2023.

This event took place at the Berkeley Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus on a beautiful autumn afternoon, and was attended by approximately 200 people: faculty, staff, students, family members, and friends of the Herbaria. It was a lively time with catered appetizers and drinks for a reception on the terrace, some presentations, then wonderful dessert items.

There were optional Herbaria tours beforehand, and a fun book sale during the reception. Brent and Lúcia thank everyone for attending!

celebration table at gala

Here are a few photos taken during the event.

brent, bruce, and lucia in audience

Brent Mishler, Bruce Baldwin, and Lúcia Lohmann

UC/JEPS staff at gala

Most of the staff members of the University and Jepson Herbaria. L to R: Staci Markos, Amy Kasameyer, Saskia Raether, Sonia Nosratinia, Avery Ligon, Klara Scharnagl, Lúcia Lohmann, Susan Fawcett, Bruce Baldwin, Ana Penny, Carol Wilson, Jason Alexander.

seated guests at tables

Eating out on the terrace.

staci, ana, and gabrielle at gala lucia and brent with gifts

   Staci Markos, Ana Penny, and Gabrielle Rosa       Lúcia Lohmann and Brent Mishler

brent's family at gala

Brent's family: Roger Morgan (brother-in-law), Dana Morgan (sister), Brent, and Ben Mishler (son)

bruce giving a presentation lucia giving a presentation

  Bruce Baldwin (left) and Lúcia Lohmann (right) giving presentations

mishler lab at gala

Mishler Lab members past and present. L to R: Israel Borokini, Sonia Nosratinia, Dennis Wall, Anna Larsen, Andy Murdock, Brent Mishler, Kirstin Fisher, Ixchel González-Ramírez, Eric Harris, Susan Tremblay