Outstanding Students Recognized at Honors Convocation

Buffalo, New York – March 11, 2013 – An overflow crowd of more than 800 people were on hand at Kleinhans Music Hall for D'Youville's 54th annual Honors Convocation on March 6.

They heard Andrew W. Dorn, Jr., chair of the D'Youville College Board of Trustees, thank the students for their extensive community service.

"Last year D'Youville students dedicated over 600 hours to community service," he said. Dorn highlighted the many beneficiaries of the student's efforts including organizations that feed the hungry, rehabilitate homes, help the homeless, care for senior citizens and children, provide ministries and local non-profit agencies.

"This is truly impressive and on behalf of our community, I thank you for your tremendous commitment to community service. You have made a huge impact on the quality of life in our community."

Dorn told the students, their families, friends, and spouses that "the more you give of your time, talent and treasure the better your life will be."

He is the president of a local private investment company and the founder and former CEO of the Greater Buffalo Savings Bank and Jamestown Saving Bank.

Students were honored for their academic achievement highlighted by the presentation of the prestigious D'Youville Medal to Kaitlynn Trzaska and the Grey Nun of the Sacred Heart Medal to Takesha Leonard.

The Saint Catherine of Alexandria Medal was awarded to Marissa Benzin and the Lee Conroy Higgins Award went to Robert Kubiak II.

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ACADEMIC & COLLEGE AWARDS

CHIROPRACTIC

NICOLE KRZYIEWSKI – SEVEN YEAR, BS/DC AWARD
ALANA FLITT – FOUR YEAR, DC AWARD

BUSINESS DEPARTMENT

GRACE DIAZ – UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT AWARD
MATE SALEKOVICS – GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD
DAWN GUENTHER – ADVANCE STUDENT AWARD
MANISHA VOHRA – MBA AWARD
ERICA COMISSO – EXERCISE & SPORTS STUDENT AWARD
DEVAN FRANCHINI – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AWARD

DIETETICS

ERIN WILBERT – DIETETICS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD

GRADUATE EDUCATION

KATELYN GENTNER – GERALD CALABRESE SPECIAL EDUCATION AWARD
DYLAN GABRINI – TESOL AWARD
STACEY HUNT – ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION AWARD
ASHLEY LESY – CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AWARD

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

KRISTINA STUMPF – LIBERAL STUDIES/EDUCATION ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

MOMBA CHIA – HSA COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
BARBARA AHRENS KUPPEL – HSA ACADEMIC AWARD

HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT

ASHLEIGH BERST & AMANDA CONIGLIO – ACADEMIC AWARD

LIBERAL ARTS

JEFFREY LELONEK & DAMION TOWNSEND-BALDWIN – SOCIOLOGY AWARD
JASON SHAFFER – HISTORY AWARD
MARK MCDERMOTT – HUMANITIES AWARD
JOELLE HOCHULSKI – FOREIGN LANGUAGE AWARD
AMANDA VONA – WRITING AWARD
AMANDA CONIGLIO

CAREER DISCOVERY AWARD

CHRISTOPHER GLOWACKI – PSYCHOLOGY AWARD
ROY WOOD – UNDERGRADUATE ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION AWARD

MATH AND NATURAL SCIENCES

ROBERT KUBIAK II & SHAINA NELSON – BIOLOGY AWARD
JORDAN KILIJANSKI & ROBERT KUBIAK II – RESEARCH AWARD

NURSING GRADUATE

SUSAN WOPPERER – BERNICE SCHNEEBERGER NURSING THEORY AWARD
AREEG AHMED – MARJORIE STANTON RESEARCH AWARD
GILLIAN RYAN – FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER AWARD

NURSING UNDERGRADUATE

EMILY CHEUNG – MARGARET CURRY AWARD
MELISSA RUSH – ELEANOR G. ALEXANDER AWARD

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

BRITTANY YOCIUS – BS/MS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
STEPHANIE NARDE – MS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
PATRICIA MCLARTY – PROFESSIONAL PROMISE AWARD
LEACADIA DIX – PROGRAM DIRECTOR'S AWARD

PHARMACY

MATTHEW RUDY (P1), ALEXANDRA KING (P2), ANDREW VAN SLYKE (P3 )- SCHOOL OF PHARMACY HYGEIA AWARD

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

MATTHEW CRANE – ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE STUDENT AWARD

PHYSICAL THERAPY

KRISTEN SMITH – ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
SHELLEY DEROOY – PT SERVICE/LEADERSHIP AWARD

DR. J. WARREN PERRY HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

JOSHUA CAHILL

STUDENT ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS

CHRISTINE COLLINS
JAMIE FERY
CJ RICHARDS
JEFFREY SPORS

ST. CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA MEDAL

MARISSA BENZIN

LEE CONROY HIGGINS AWARD

ROBERT KUBIAK II

D'YOUVILLE MEDAL

KAITLYNN TRZASKA

GREY NUN OF THE SACRED HEART MEDAL

TAKESHA LEONARD

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