Front left to right: Prof Yolanda Jordaan (Head: Department of Marketing Management), Mr Bonang Mohale (Honorary Professor), Mr Pierre Viljoen (sponsor), Mrs Carine Puckrin (Viljoen award adjudicator)
Middle left to right – prize winners: Ms Mieke Birkholtz, Ms Simone Ferrao, Ms Tuscany Kitch, Dr Mariette Zietsman, Dr Michael Humbani
Back left to right: Prof Jan van Heerden (Acting Deputy Dean: Research), Ms Rose Matona (Discovery), Mr Schalk van der Merwe (prize winner), Ms Jeannie Schreuder (Consulta)
The Department of Marketing Management celebrated its top students for 2018 at the annual awards function held on Tuesday, 16 April 2019. The students, together with their family members, were hosted at a breakfast function prior to their graduation ceremony at the Hillcrest Campus.
The Department’s award function is a prestigious event where the top Marketing Management students are honoured and celebrated for their achievements. The prizes for the top student in each year level were sponsored by Discovery and the top honours research student by Consulta. In addition, the annual Stephan and Pierre Viljoen Award was also awarded.
Mr Bonang Mohale, Honorary Professor in the Department of Marketing Management, left the guests in awe with his keynote address. Mr Mohale challenged students’ thinking about leadership thoughts and values today. He challenged not only the students, but every guest in attendance to take responsibility for our futures and remember to “lift one another as we rise”. Students and guests also received a signed copy of Mr Mohale’s book, titled Lift as you rise.
The prize winners were:
Ms Mieke Birkholtz: Discovery best BCom Marketing Management student on first-year level in 2018
Ms Simone Ferrao: Discovery best BCom Marketing Management student on second-year level in 2018
Ms Tuscany Kitch: Discovery best BCom Marketing Management student on third-year level in 2018
Ms Anastasia Carnelly-Bruyns: Discovery best BCom Marketing Management student on honours level in 2018 and the Consulta research prize for the best research project on honours level
Ms Schalk van der Merwe: Discovery best MCom Marketing Management student in 2018
Ms Mariette Zietsman: Discovery best PhD Marketing Management student in 2018
Dr Michael Humbani: Stephan and Pierre Viljoen Award
The winners in their respective categories were congratulated and celebrated for their outstanding achievements. The Department of Marketing Management is extremely proud of the students.