Distinguished Student Award

The University of Virginia Alumni Association’s Ernest H. Ern Distinguished Student Award

Named in honor of longtime University professor and administrator Ernest H. Ern, this award is to be conferred annually upon that member of the student body who has recognition in the academic community for leadership and for his or her concern in preserving the traditions of the University. Though outstanding performance as an athlete, high school scholastic standing, or participation in student organizations will be taken into consideration, it is the purpose of the award to honor the student who has won the admiration of the University for significant contributions in several areas of University life and has excelled in all of them. The award consists of a suitably inscribed and framed certificate, $5,000 cash, and Life Membership in the Alumni Association.

2018 Winner:  Attiya H. Latif, College of Arts and Science

2017 Winner:  DeAnza Cook, College of Arts and Sciences

2016 Winner:  Malcolm M. Brogdon, College of Arts and Sciences

Award presented by Craig Littlepage, Coach Tony Bennett and Cory Alexander.

2015 Winner:  Jalen Ross, College of Engineering

Award Presented by Patricia Lampkin, Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer.

2014 Winner:  Evan B. Behrle, College of Arts & Sciences, B.A. in Political Honors

Award presented by Patricia Lampkin, Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer.

2013 Winner:  Stephen A. Nash, College of Arts & Sciences

Award presented by Larry J. Sabato, Ph.D., Director, Center for Politics.