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Honors Convocation

A wide shot of the audience and the stage at Kleinhans music hall.

D'Youville students achieve academic success, serve their communities, and support one another throughout the year. Honors Convocation is a celebration of that work.

Honors Convocation is an opportunity for the entire D’Youville community to celebrate the academic achievements of some of our top students, as well as those students who not only achieve academic success but also show great leadership ability, service to the community, and compassion for their fellow students.

Each academic department honors select students for their academic achievements, and the most prestigious awards that D'Youville presents to students — the D’Youville Medal, the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart Medal, the Lee Conroy Higgins Award, and the St. Catherine’s of Alexandria Medal — are bestowed on students at Honors Convocation.

Honor Conovocation 2020

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 2 PM - 5 PM
Location: Kleinhans Music Hall



Shenika V. McIntosh

Shenika V. McIntosh

Shenika McIntosh is proud Bahamian who holds a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from D’Youville in Buffalo, New York. Ms. McIntosh has extensive experiences in both physical rehabilitation and pediatrics.

Upon returning to The Bahamas in 2011, she has worked at the Bahamas Down Syndrome Center, evaluating and designing individual sensory diets for children with Down syndrome and autism. She also assisted in developing an adult program that facilitates community reintegration and vocational skills. Ms. McIntosh has worked at Princess Margaret Hospital from 2012-2015 in acute care, physical rehabilitation, and pediatrics.

Ms McIntosh is also a Certified Autism Specialist and serves as an advocate for inclusive education, effective health screens and community reintegration programs for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.



Honorary Awards Details

The D'Youville Medal

The D’Youville Medal is awarded annually to a senior who, exemplifying the spirit and ideals of D'Youville, is deemed outstanding for achievement, service and loyalty to the college.

The Grey Nun of the Sacred Heart Medal

The Grey Nun of the Sacred Heart Medal is awarded annually to a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as well as service to D'Youville and the larger community.

The Lee Conroy Higgins Award

The Lee Conroy Higgins Award, presented annually by the alumni association, recognizes a senior for outstanding support of and involvement in campus activities and shows concern for fellow students.

The St. Catherine of Alexandria Medal

The St. Catherine of Alexandria Medal, presented by the Buffalo Chapter of Kappa Gamma Pi, is awarded annually to a junior who is outstanding in scholarship and notable for service to the college and community.

Candidates for these awards are nominated by the faculty and employees of the college, with final selection by an ad hoc committee.

Department awards are conferred annually on those students who demonstrate mastery of subject content and exemplify service to the college and community.

View the 2019 Honors Convocation Slideshow