AES College Celebrates Achievements of Top Students
UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science recognised its top achieving students at two awards ceremonies held over the 2014 Graduation period.
About 400 staff, students, proud parents and industry sponsors attended the Westville and Pietermaritzburg campus celebrations to witness students from all five Schools in the College receive recognition for their hard work and achievement.
The School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) was proud to acknowledge the successes of 29 of its students.
Several new awards were on offer providing opportunities for students who previously may not have been individually recognised.
Kwanalu, Pannar, Golder Associates, the Citrus Growers’ Association, Lima, Jeffares and Green, Campbell Scientific and Standard Bank, among other sponsors, presented awards to deserving students.
Top students from the Schools of Chemistry and Physics; Life Sciences; and Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science were also recognised, receiving generous awards from a variety of different industrial and institutional sponsors.
A new award was presented by Dr Betty Govinden in memory of her late husband, Herby Govinden, who was a past Lecturer at the former University of Durban-Westville.
‘These students are the pool from which we draw our future PhD candidates,’ said Professor Deo Jaganyi, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor for the College. ‘We thank their lecturers and parents for the support that they give them, we celebrate their success, and we encourage them to continue with their studies.’- Sally Frost