Departmental prizes for top students

Posted by Melt van Schoor on 2018-04-03

The Department recently recognized the achievements of its top students of the previous year by awarding a number of prizes at a function held at the US Museum.

The Department's prizes for top students went to:

First year undergraduate:

1st place             Ms Emma Catherine Dachs
2nd place            Mr Jordan Rudi Haantjes

Second year undergraduate:

1st place             Me Jeanne Brink
2nd place            Ms Meshaan Adelhelm

Third year undergradute:

1st place             Ms Rachel Piggott
2nd place            Ms Lucy Leimer

Rachel Piggott also won the SA Cloete Medal for the best Economics student over all three undergraduate years.

Honours:

1st place             Mr Willem Wilken
2nd place            Mr Roan Minnie

Masters:

1st place             Mr Johann Pfitzinger
2nd place            Ms Chloé van Biljon
                            Mr Christiaan Bothma
                            Ms Maren Molde

In addition, the Department awarded the Prof Sampie Terreblanche Prize (for the best postgraduate research assignment that deals with inequality) to Leila Shirley, and the SA Cloete Medal in the postgraduate category, for the best honours or master’s student, to Johann Pfitzinger. Johann Pfitzinger attained an average mark of 90% for his master's degree, a truly exceptional performance. Additional prizes were also awarded by Bain & Company and Genesis Analytics at the event.

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