DUT FACULTY OF ARTS AND DESIGN CELEBRATES YEAR END
By: Bliss Ndapasowa
Recognition of duties rendered, regardless in which relevant field is fundamental in motivation.
Durban University of Technology’s Faculty of Arts and Design could not have grasped the concept any better as it hosted an end of year luncheon for its members of staff at City Campus yesterday.
The event accommodated staff from across the faculty’s spectrum, that is from the education team to extra-curricular staff.
Faculty Dean (acting) Dr René Smith said that the main purpose of the occasion was to celebrate the hard work everyone invested throughout the year.
“It’s been a busy, tough and successful year. I would like to thank you all for your hardwork as all of us have contributed tremendously, ” she said.
The faculty had loads to celebrate due to a high number of staff nearing retirement.
With regards to this, two veterans namely Doctors Mikhail Peppas and Jan Joordan received special commendation for their long service and contribution.
Deputy dean (acting) Brian Pierce described Peppas as an all rounder and highly engaged individual who has been a great asset to DUT journalism in particular.
He further talked about Joordan as an individual passionate about community as he spearheaded the establishment of the Art for Humanity organisation which has been running for 15 years within DUT.
Members of staff mingled and conversed during the function as one happy family while others were more than pleased to express their joy over such an event.
“This is actually encouraging and I am motivated. It is a sign that my input to the running of the University is recognised and that makes me happy,” said City Campus library assistant David Ngwenya with a smile on his face.