Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of AgriSciences honoured its top academic achievers at an award ceremony on campus this week.
“We are incredibly proud of this year’s academic crop who has excelled through hard work and dedication,” says Prof Danie Brink, dean of the faculty. Brink said that this award ceremony is an important highlight on the faculty’s calendar, especially in 2018 given that it is also its centenary year.
Michaela Ann Boshoff is this year's recipient of the Prof AI Perold medal. This medal is awarded annually to one of two best students who obtained their BScAgric degree. Boshoff obtained her BScAgric (Oenology Specialised) with an average of 79.50% over the past four years.
Naulette Pollard received the Prof PA van der Bijl medal. She obtained the degree BScAgric (Soil and Horticultural Sciences) with an average of 78.30% over the past four years. This medal is awarded annually to one of two best students in the faculty who obtained their BScAgric degree.
The Hofmeyr-Van Schaik Medal is awarded annually to the student in the course BScAgric or BScHons for the best achievement in Genetics. This year’s recipient is Matthew Peter Greenwood who obtained an average of 80%. The medal is awarded annually by the South African Genetics Society.
Caption: Medals were awarded to Matthew Peter Greenwood (Hofmeyer-Van Schaik medal), Michaela Ann Boshoff (AI Perold medal) and Nautette Pollard (PA van der Bijl medal). Prof Danie Brink, dean of the Faculty of AgriSciences, celebrated the event with them.
Photo: EJ Langner