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Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award

Established in 2012, the Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award (DAVA) is given to a living UW Alumnus Veteran who made a positive impact on their local, national, or international community; the University of Washington and/or veteran's communities. Submissions are no longer being accepted for the 2013 award.

First recipient

The Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award was established in 2012. It honors a living UW alum who has served in the armed forces and who has made a positive impact on their community. The first award was given to Herb Bridge, ’47, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral retired. Read more.

Selection Criteria

Before making a nomination, please read the selection guidelines.

Nominations Via Mail

We are not currently accepting DAVA nominations.

Selection Committee

The DAVA Selection Committee is comprised of alumni, student, faculty and staff representatives from the University of Washington.  The committee meets in September to review all nominations.

Veterans Appreciation Week

The University of Washington community is excited to announce Veterans Appreciation Week. Join us Nov. 5-11 to commemorate Veterans Day 2013 and honor the UW students, alumni, faculty and staff who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.


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