About the UWAA

ASLD

The Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus Award (ASLD) is the highest honor bestowed upon a University of Washington graduate and is presented annually by the UW and UW Alumni Association. It recognizes a legacy of achievement and service built over a lifetime. Since its inception in 1938, more than 70 alumni who personify the University’s tradition of excellence have received this prestigious honor. Nominations are open to the public. See below.

More than 70 alumni who personify the University’s tradition of excellence have received this prestigious honor since the award was inaugurated in 1938. The list includes Nobel Prize winners, internationally-recognized scientists, artists, business leaders, educators and many other influential figures.

Portrait: James G. Anderson2019. James G. Anderson, ’66 – A renowned scientist and climate change expert, Dr. Anderson received his bachelor’s degree in physics from UW in 1966 and went on to join the faculty of Harvard University in 1978. Dr. Anderson has garnered international recognition for his important work in understanding the atmospheric chemistry affecting ozone and its implications for climate change and the health of our world’s population.


Past ASLD recipients

Selection criteria

How to nominate

Nomination form