Alumni of Distinction Awards
The Alumni of Distinction awards provide the UAA Alumni Association the opportunity to recognize and celebrate alumni who have made important contributions in their communities and whose actions honor the legacy of excellence at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
|Submissions are now open for the 2018 Alumni of Distinction Awards!
Don't wait, the deadline to submit a nomination is Monday, August 27, 2018.
View the purpose, award criteria and nomination form here.
Congratulations to the most recent recipients, honored at Homecoming Breakfast on Oct. 13, 2017
Gravel has kept Kaladi Brothers grounded on its road to expansion without losing sight of its “catalyst for community” mission. The company had one café and six employees, all fun-loving 20-somethings with a gift-giving habit, when Gravel joined more than 20 years ago. Today, he leads more than 200 employees, roasting 1.2 million pounds of coffee each year, at 15 cafés and one restaurant across the Pacific Northwest. Read more…
As principal of the most diverse middle school in the nation, Williams encourages and inspires nearly 1,000 students each year. Alaska’s principal of the year for 2015-2016, Williams has built unique, purposeful learning pathways—including several UAA-partnered academies—for her Mountain View students. Read more…
Since earning her Ph.D., Sloper has been making a nationwide difference from her hometown of Haines. As a professional evaluator, Sloper partners with community-based programs across the country to assess and improve their impact. Whether she’s guiding grad students at Claremont or developing a program’s impact elsewhere, Sloper is personally and professionally invested in helping others achieve. Read more…