About the UWAA


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2018 DSA recipient Ralina Joseph

Presented to UWAA members and volunteers who have had a significant impact on the UWAA, the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) recognizes outstanding service or devotion to the Alumni Association, the University of Washington and the alumni community.

Since its inception in 1970, more than 40 individuals and groups have received the Distinguished Service Award.

2018. Ralina Joseph, associate professor, UW Department of Communication – As faculty facilitator for the Interrupting Privilege workshop series, Joseph was essential in bringing UW students and alumni together to explore race and equity together.

Past DSA recipients

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