About the UWAA


Presented to UWAA members and volunteers who have had a significant impact on the UWAA, the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) recognizes outstanding service or devotion to the Alumni Association, the University of Washington and the alumni community.

Since its inception in 1970, more than 40 individuals and groups have received the Distinguished Service Award.

2021. Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, ’94, former president, UWAA — Over the past decade, Fukui-Sketchley has has played a major role in making some of the UW Alumni Association’s most important initiatives a reality – actions that have benefited hundreds of thousands of residents of the Evergreen State. As president of the UWAA Board of Trustees during the 2010-2011 academic year, she oversaw the creation of UW Impact, the alumni association’s legislative advocacy program, and played a key role in hiring its first full-time director. More than that, Fukui-Sketchley served as the face of the UWAA, holding a press conference that announced UW Impact and explaining what a vital role it would play in supporting the University and higher education throughout in the state.

Past DSA recipients

Selection criteria

How to nominate