FEBE rewards college students’ excellence – CPUT

The onerous work has paid off for Odette Fourie, Nationwide Diploma: Maritime Research graduate, as she was rewarded with the Dean’s Advantage Certificates for her excellent tutorial efficiency over the three years of research.

The Second Navigating Officer was awarded with the Dean’s Medal in absentia in the course of the Dean’s Excellence Awards ceremony held yesterday at Saretec on the Bellville campus. Reflecting on her success and research at CPUT, Odette mentioned: “What attributed to my success was that I labored onerous… Ms Leonie Louw, Mr Francios Conradie, Ms Samantha Montes, Ms Natasha Fowkes had been superb lecturers.”

She was born in Pretoria and attended highschool at Mount Edmund Christian Brothers School, matriculating in 2009. Odette then accomplished her BCom diploma in Enterprise Administration on the College of Pretoria in 2013. She later accomplished her BCom Honours diploma in Enterprise Administration on the College of South Africa in 2015.

In 2017, she enrolled for the Nationwide Diploma in Maritime Research at CPUT to permit her to fulfil her ardour of going to sea.  After finishing first-year, she spent two years at sea onboard cargo vessels. She returned to finish the rest of her qualification earlier than the phase-out of the Nationwide Diploma. 

 She obtained a median of 87.7%, acquiring distinctions in all 29 of her topics. She is presently crusing as a Second Navigating Officer and has the target to acquire her Grasp Mariner Limitless License.

In her welcoming speech, Professor Marshall Sheldon, Dean: College of Engineering & the Constructed Atmosphere, mentioned the Dean’s Excellence Awards is a celebration and acknowledgement of “your tutorial efficiency” and is awarded to the highest performing Nationwide Diploma and BTech/Superior Diploma {qualifications} in every division. “The truth that you celebrated right here immediately because the performing college students in your qualification implies that regardless of the challenges skilled because of the Covid-19 pandemic throughout 2020 and 2021, you persevered and succeeded.”

Sheldon added: “Your onerous work and dedication will current itself with fantastic and sudden alternatives…That as you exit into the world, you keep in mind the communities from which you come [from].” The college additionally rewarded the highest college students from every division.

Amongst those that obtained departmental awards was Clothes and Textile Expertise pupil, Basheerah Schroeder who mentioned: “I really feel honoured to be surrounded by fellow college students who’ve strived for excellence. After the struggles of learning throughout Covid-19, that is very rewarding.”

One other Clothes and Textile Expertise pupil, Micha Williams mentioned: “The awards ceremony was a really emotional occasion for me because it confirmed that my onerous work over the previous three years has paid off. The audio system additionally inspired me to review additional.”

The Dean’s Prime Scholar Award was obtained by Ayesha Williams: Nationwide Diploma/Diploma and BTech/ Superior Diploma mixed.