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 80 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.

2022. Pam Cipriano, ’81 – Through multiple public health crises, nursing leader Capriano has been a voice of reason in unreasonable times and an expert source for national and international media, providing insight about infection control and protecting health-care workers.


Past ASLD recipients

Selection criteria

How to nominate

Nomination form

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