The I-House Connection

July 2019

Dear Alumni and Friends,

It is with heartfelt sadness that we transmit this announcement about the recent passing of Elizabeth “Betsey” Warrick, longtime supporter and former First Lady of International House Berkeley. Betsey’s impact on I-House began when her husband, Sheridan “Sherry” Warrick, entered into service as Executive Director from 1961 to 1987, and has continued over the decades. We were honored and privileged to host Sherry and Betsey's 70th Wedding Anniversary celebration at International House in 2015, where Sherry gave credit to Betsey for being a true partner in his role as Executive Director, noting that every night she sat alongside him at the kitchen table to review the events of the day.

Betsey often welcomed residents at their house for dinner and holidays for impromptu music jam sessions. Her generosity to International House continued throughout her life and was marked by establishing the Sheridan and Betsey Warrick Scholarship Endowment at I-House, along with Sherry.

She is deeply missed by all. Betsey herself suggested memorial contributions be made to the Sheridan and Betsey Warrick Scholarship Endowment, International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley CA 94720. A celebration of her life is being planned for the fall.


Betsey Warrick

Elizabeth “Betsey” Warrick 
March 18, 1924 – June 26, 2019

The obituary includes many highlights of Betsey’s remarkable life and legacy.


International House Berkeley Turns 89

August 18th is the 89th birthday of I-House Berkeley! Help us celebrate by sharing a story for our I-House Stories website. To submit your story, click here, or share a post on Facebook or Instagram telling us about why you love International House. Tag I-House and include the hashtag #ihouseberkeley. Videos and photos are welcome!

Stay tuned for more announcements throughout the year leading up to our milestone 90th birthday in 2020.

Questions? Email us at or call (510) 642-4128.

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Save the Date for Global Homecoming
Sunday, October 20, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us for the Fifth Annual International House Global Homecoming—featuring the following unique I-House experiences: the Architectural Heritage Tour; an interactive presentation by the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL); the Global Table Talk Lunch; the Around the World Under the Dome Fashion Show & Tasting Festival. The House will be buzzing with excitement, so don’t miss out on the fun! 

See schedule and more details at:

Ticket prices include admission to all events. Save $5 by pre-registering!

Pre-registration pricing:

  • $15 community members
  • $10 I-House alumni
  • Free admission for current I-House residents

At-the-door pricing: 

  • $20 community members
  • $15 I-House alumni
  • Free admission for current I-House residents

Register now. Walk-in guests can still purchase tickets during Global Homecoming on October 20th.


Eventbrite - I-House Global Homecoming 2019 (I-House Alumni and Community)

Calling All Alumni!

It is our goal to celebrate the lives and achievements of our alumni and the contributions they have made and continue to make in the world. Please help us keep you informed of upcoming regional events, update our records to help you reconnect with old friends and locate lost alumni, and to share recent I-House news with you. If you have moved, changed email or mailing addresses, or want to give us an exciting update, please let us know by filling out this brief contact update form.

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We look forward to welcoming you back to I-House. If you’re in the area, please let us know!

Best regards from Berkeley,

I-House Development, Alumni Relations & Communications Team

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