Memorial Service honors Colonel Charles T. Travers, UC Berkeley Benefactor

A memorial service was held Thursday, December 8th in the Louise Travers Memorial Club Room.
(Pictures follow.)

COL Travers was a longtime supporter of the campus and namesake of its political science department. He died at the age of 95 on November 6th at his home in Greenbrae.

Last May, the political science department was renamed the Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science in honor of COL Travers and his late wife. COL Travers committed $12 million last Spring to endow the political science department with funds supporting undergraduate scholarships, graduate student fellowships, and faculty recruitment and retention efforts.

An ardent fan of CAL football who attended more than 80 CAL-Stanford Big Games, COL Travers also donated more than $5.5 million to the football program to help fund football scholarships, the student study center, and athletics facilities renovations.

"Colonel Travers' support and unwavering commitment has been paramount to the growth and development of our football program," said Sandy Barbour, Athletic Director. "He was one of the first to establish an endowed scholarship for student-athletes in our football program and his generous spirit has inspired others to give."

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 Holly Tigard welcomes those attending the
COL Charles T. Travers Memorial
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 Reception room for the COL Charles T. Travers Memorial
 Ron Rose (left) chats with COL Travers' son.
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 The "Axe"  Reception (Sandy Barbour, Athletic Director, in background)
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 Reception Room  Straw Hat Band
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 Straw Hat Band  Bill Friedrichs, nephew
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 Sandy Barbour, Director of Athletics  Jeff Tedford, Football Coach
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 Robert Berdahl, Former Chancellor of UC Berkeley  Gloria Duffy, CEO, Commonwealth Club of California
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 Holly Tigard with Alan Thomas, piano perform---->>>>>>   "They Can't Take That Away From Me"
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 UC Berkeley Men's Octet sing "Hail to California"  Reception