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.

2018. Priscilla “Patty” Taylor, ’93, ’96, U.S. Army – Taylor served as a member of the Army Nurse Corps during the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. She’s helped wounded service members as a volunteer case manager for Operation Mend and gifted them with handmade “quilts of valor.” Whatever the role, she has lived by the motto, “be humble, be kind, serve the veterans.”

Past DAVA recipients

Selection criteria

How to nominate