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First-year BCom Accounting Sciences student won a brand new Hyundai i-10


Posted on 15 February 2011

Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, Mr Ettienne du Preez, General Manager: Corporate Communications of Hyundai South Africa and Thembekile Nhlabathi.
Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, Mr Ettienne du Preez, General Manager: Corporate Communications of Hyundai South Africa and Thembekile Nhlabathi.

Ms Thembekile Daisy Nhlabathi, a first-year BCom Accounting Sciences student, won a brand new Hyundai i-10.



Recently the University of Pretoria and Hyundai Automotive South Africa rewarded Ms Thembekile Daisy Nhlabathi, a first-year BCom Accounting Sciences student, with a brand new Hyundai i-10 for her dedication during UP’s new academic orientation programme. The prize giving ceremony was held on Monday at the Piazza of the Student Centre, on UP’s Hatfield Campus. Runner-up prizes included laptops, printers and iPods.

According to Dr Karen Lazenby, Director of Client Service Centre, "faculties designed special academic sessions based on common challenges experienced during the first semester. The programme also included new sessions that focussed on the habits and skills of successful students. We called it A2S@UP (Adventure to Success at UP) because it gave students a vehicle to navigate their way through a successful academic career. We are grateful that companies partnered with us in this vision by sponsoring big prizes that will assist the few lucky students in their future. Because we value class attendance, any student who attended 100% of the sessions for A2S@UP had a chance to win a prize"

Hyundai sponsored the first pize for the Adventure to Success competition. "We are grateful for being able to make a difference in a student’s life. We believe in growth and success, and with motivation added, in this case the car, we know that it will have a positive impact on the career and life of the winner", Welma van Rooi-Mentoor, Corporate Account Manager of Hyundai Automotive South Africa, said.

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