Lunch in Hilton for Alumni
UKZN alumni based in Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas enjoyed an opportunity to meet the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, at a lunch held at the Protea Hilton Hotel in Hilton.
The lunch was organised by the Alumni Relations Office and the Corporate Relations Division as a networking and information sharing opportunity.
Van Jaarsveld provided a comprehensive overview of UKZN since the merger and highlighted current developments and planned initiatives as well as the importance of giving back to the University. His presentation was well received by the 90-strong audience.
President of the Convocation, Mr Fanle Sibisi, further highlighted the achievements of the University and the role all alumni can play in promoting and supporting the Institution. Sibisi encouraged all alumni to donate to the University, stressing that the amount donated was not the issue as collectively it all added up to a sizeable amount.
Convocation Executive Committee members Mrs Fiona Bulman, Ms Thembeka Dlungwane and Mr Andre Young attended and interacted with fellow alumni, while Operations Manager at the UKZN Foundation, Dr Rudi Kimmie, was the MC.
The three-course buffet lunch was followed by a lucky draw with prizes donated by the UKZN Foundation. UKZN marketing material was offered to all attendees.