On 31 May the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch said farewell to Mrs Liana Roos, who took up a position at the Bureau of the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal after 16 years at the Department.
Liana joined the Department in 2006 from the corporate sector and quickly adapted to the demands of academia. She performed her administrative duties with tremendous efficiency and with a friendliness and compassion that put everyone at ease.
As a problem solver and someone with an eye for design, she maintained the Department's website and contributed to social media posts.
Asked about her shortcomings, she confessed that she can't type fast or walk slowly.
The Department's staff and students will miss her dearly. Our loss is certainly the WAT's gain.