Varsity College’s top graduates

2017-05-17 06:01
PHOTO: suppliedVarsity College Class of 2016 top achievers (from left) Balungile Jennings, Tegan Hartzer, Silondiwe Sikhakhane, Ryan Esterhuysen, Nadene Samuels and Tevin Naidoo with their trophies after their graduation ceremony.

PHOTO: suppliedVarsity College Class of 2016 top achievers (from left) Balungile Jennings, Tegan Hartzer, Silondiwe Sikhakhane, Ryan Esterhuysen, Nadene Samuels and Tevin Naidoo with their trophies after their graduation ceremony.

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THE Independent Institute of Education (The IIE)’s Varsity College Pietermaritzburg campus held its annual graduation ceremony to celebrate the achievement of 2016 students in acquiring their qualifications recently.

This auspicious event also marked the last graduation over which the current principal, Kevin McShane, would preside as he will be retiring after 10 years of dedicated service to Varsity College Pietermaritzburg campus. Varsity College paid tribute to the top students of 2016 by presenting them with the top achiever awards.

The top students included Tegan Hartzer who completed her Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication(IIE BACC), Nadene Samuels who completed her Bachelor of Commerce(IIE BCom), Tevin Naidoo with his Bachelor of Commerce Law (IIE BCom Law), Ryan Esterhuysen with a Diploma in IT and Software Development (IIE Diploma in IT), Silondiwe Sikakhane with a Higher Certificate in Business Principles and Practice (IIE HCBPP) and Balungile Jennings with a Higher Certificate in Events Management (IIE HCEM).

Each top student showed the utmost determination throughout their journey at Varsity College and were commemorated at graduation. “The graduation for the Independent Institute of Education’s Varsity College Pietermaritzburg 2016 exit level students was meaningful in so many ways.

For graduates it was the culmination of a great deal of hard and sustained work and successful studying and it was symbolic of them being able to take advantage of so many opportunities for them in their future pathways.

“For the lecturers, campus management and staff, it was the fulfilment of so much professional support as well as the recognition for the investment of their passion, energy and time in assisting our students to achieve their academic goals,” said McShane.

“For me, it was a wonderful reinforcement of the proud history of academic delivery for the campus and representative of the past 10 years of my career as campus Principal.

I have always stated that my job has been to ensure that the environment here is conducive to young people being able to reach new levels of academic achievement, enabling them to pursue their dreams, whilst preparing them fully to access desired career opportunities, all the while enjoying their student experience with us. “In so doing, it is wonderful to know that they will, in future, be contributing significantly to our community, and, indeed, to our country as a whole. It was another proud evening in our campus history and a fitting time for me to say “thank you” for all the loyalty and support to my campus leadership whilst I prepare to hand over the reins to my successor,” he added. - Supplied.

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