About the UWAA


Established in 2012, the Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award (DAVA) is given to a living UW alumnus veteran who made a positive impact on the local, national or international community, the University of Washington or the veteran community. Nominations are open to the public.

2019. The Hon. Ronald E. Cox, J.D. ’73, U.S. Army – After rising to the rank of captain in the U.S. Army, Cox made his way to the UW School of Law, where he graduated in 1973. He went on to become a litigator and judge on the Washington State Court of Appeals. He retired from the court in 2018, after 23 years of service.

Past DAVA recipients

Selection criteria

How to nominate