The Alumni Office would like to support all interest groups on campus to reach their alumni.
1. Dispatch of electronic communication to alumni: Many interest groups would like to send communication to alumni and therefore it is important to manage the process to prevent alumni from being overwhelmed with e-mails. As soon as too many e-mails are sent, especially if they are not directed at specific target groups, the receiver builds up resistance and often asks to be removed from the mailing list. In order to ensure optimal use of e-mail dispatch, adherence to certain guidelines is important (Click here to view the guidelines). Contact Jacqui Pietersen at 012 420 3702 or email@example.com
2. Access to telephones (students): Telephones in the Alumni Office will, as far as possible, be made available for students to contact their alumni on behalf of their residence/interest group/faculty to update contact information. This should be arranged one week in advance with the Alumni Office.
3. Media exposure: The Alumni Office would like to report on all alumni functions on the web page and where possible, in the electronic newsletter. Interest groups are requested to forward information and photographs on alumni activities or achievements to the Alumni Office.
4. Alumni reunions and events: The Alumni Office will gladly give advice to any interest group organising reunions or events (such as residence reunions or prestige lectures). The Alumni Office would like to be presented at these events.
TuksAlumni reserves the right to change the guidelines above if necessary. Kindly contact the Alumni Office at x 3086 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kindly visit the homepage of the TuksAlumni Office at www.up.ac.za/alumni for more information about their work, events and aims.
Despite all the accolades and international awards he received during his illustrious career, Prof Pat Eriksson is still a very humble man. Prof Eriksson will retire at the end of 2013, after serving as the Head of the Department of Geology for seven years, and for more than thirty years as a renowned academic in Geology.
The Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering held its annual Final Year Function on 28 November in the Aula at the University of Pretoria. The event attracted an audience of approximately 650 people, consisting of Industry Representatives, Staff of the department, Students and Parents.
Prof Brenda Wingfield, a researcher of high international standing received an A-rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF), effective from 2014. She is also the first women in the Faculty to receive this rating.
This achievement is even more exceptional because both she and her husband, Prof Mike Wingfield, Director of the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) will now be A-rated scientists in the same faculty.
Prof Wingfield is the Deputy Dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and was elected to the Council of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) for the 2012 to 2016 cycle. She is also the Secretary General of the International Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP).