Dr Albert van Jaarsveld with Mr Fanle Sibisi, UKZN staff members and alumni.
UKZN alumni based in Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas enjoyed an opportunity to interact with the Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Albert van Jaarsveld at a lunch held at the Protea Hotel in Hilton.
The function was organised as a networking and information sharing opportunity by the Alumni Relations Office in the Corporate Relations Division.
Van Jaarsveld provided a comprehensive overview of the University, highlighting current developments, future/planned initiatives as a result of the University’s new Strategic Plan and the importance of giving back to the University. The presentation was very well received by graduates in attendance.
President of the Convocation Mr Fanle Sibisi spoke of the achievements and current issues at the University and the role all alumni could play in promoting and supporting the Institution. Sibisi encouraged alumni to donate to UKZN, stressing that the amount donated by each person was not the issue as collectively donations added up to a sizeable amount.
The three-course buffet lunch, a lucky-draw with prizes and the distribution of UKZN marketing material went down very well!