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Registrar’s Awards 2017: Showcasing Exceptional Support Staff at UWC

Lecturers and researchers may be the most recognizable part of higher education - but without support staff, universities just can’t function. That’s why some of UWC’s top supporters were honoured at the recent Registrar’s Awards

This award ceremony comes a year after Faculties and Central Administration members of staff were approached by the Registrar’s Office to nominate staff members for designated categories in recognition for services rendered.

The nominations were accompanied by a brief motivation for the nominees within their respective categories, and were emailed directly to the Registrar and dealt with in strict confidence.

The Outstanding Personal Assistant / Secretary Award - the top category for the evening, in many ways - went to two very deserving candidates: Ms Shanaaz Van Der Schyff from the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) and Ms Heidie Bastian from Secretariat.

The Faculty of Dentistry’s Mr Shaun Cozyn and Mr Nasieg Jappie from Student Administration shared the award for Most Positive Attitude.

Service Excellence awards went to Ms Albertina Mujawamilya from EMS, Ms Althea George from the Faculty of Community and Health Sciences (CHS), Ms Virginia Brooks from Law, Mr Terrence Plaatjies from Education, Ms Nuraan Benjamin from Dentistry, and Ms Vanessa Jooste from the Faculty of Natural Sciences. Central Administration was represented by Ms Sedicka Cassiem and Ms Melissa Fredericks, who also walked away with the Service Excellence Award.

The award for Most Promising Academic Administrator Across Campus went to Ms Kelly Herborn from CHS.

Outstanding Academic Administrator Awards went to Ms Nadia Jansen from EMS, Mr Keegan Cox from CHS, Ms Debbie Gordon from the Faculty of Law, Ms Zulfah Smith from Dentistry and Ms Charlene Davids from Natural Sciences.

Ms Charmaine Trueman from EMS received the most nominations.

As the evening drew to a close a special tribute was delivered to Professor Judith Cornellisen, who recently retired as Deputy Registrar at UWC after 29 years of service to the University.                                                                                                                             

The Faculty of Dentistry walked away with the Outstanding Faculty Award, while the Department of Occupational Therapy was crowned Outstanding Unit.