Alumni Awards

The Alumni Association sponsors several awards to recognize D'Youville students and alumni for their accomplishments and successes. Please consider nominating an alum for one of these awards.

The Lee Conroy Higgins Award is named for the late Elizabeth Conroy Higgins, '30, who served as director of alumni relations at D'Youville until 1972. This award, presented at Honors Convocation, is the highest student recognition given by the Alumni Association.

It is presented to a senior or fourth-year student who has demonstrated outstanding concern for fellow students and involvement in campus activities. 

The Delta Sigma Award and membership in the Marguerite d'Youville Honor Society is bestowed upon alumni who exemplify the qualities apparent in the life of Saint Marguerite d'Youville. The annual honorees are graduates who have improved the quality of life of others through service in family, church, D'Youville College, civic activities, and national or international endeavors.

Nominations must be submitted by March 1 of each year.

Nominate an Alumnus

The Anne Lum Distinguished Alumni Award is named for the late Anne Ryan Lum, '24, whose volunteer service resulted in the establishment of the Loyalty Fund.

A nominee must be a graduate of D’Youville College who has achieved distinction through professional achievement, involvement in community affairs, service to D’Youville College or any combination of these factors.

Nominations must be submitted by March 1 of each year.

Anne Lum Award Nomination Instructions (PDF)

The Alumni Association established The Young Alum Award to recognize an alumnus/alumna who graduated within the past 10 years, has distinguished himself/herself among his or her peers and has potential for continued success in his or her chosen profession. In addition, the nominee must be actively engaged in community service or service to the College.

Nominations must be submitted by March 1 of each year.

Criteria and Instructions (PDF)