VUT 2021 SUMMER GRADUATION: Honouring the first cohort of graduates under the new VUT Brand Identity
By Nontobeko Moimane 15 December 2021
Thembisile Lepele: B-Tech – Analytical Chemistry and her proud mother, Ms Lydia Lepele
History was made during the week of 22-25 November 2021 as the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) capped its first cohort of students, graduating under the new VUT brand identity.
Although the ceremony was held virtually due to Covid-19 health and safety constraints, the institution was in a celebratory mode as students came in numbers to collect their certificates and celebrate their achievements.
Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Maggie Linington, congratulated the graduates and encouraged them to cherish the day and the achievement and rejoice in the moment with family and friends. “You deserve this and have worked hard under very difficult circumstances and should be truly proud of your achievements”, she said.
Executive Deans also shared congratulatory messages and wished students success in their chosen careers, always nurturing what they have learned in order to become their better selves within their career fields.
Celebrating her achievement, student Thembisile Lepele: B-Tech – Analytical Chemistry said, “all the challenges I had, strengthened me resolve to never beg down on what I wanted to achieve in life”. She cherished the support received from like-minded people as the drivers who supported her to achieve her second qualification. Her motto is to: “Live, Love and Laugh”. Thembisile is currently enrolled for a Masters in Analytical Chemistry.
Proud mother, Ms Lydia Lepele expressed excitement and gratitude as her daughter reached another milestone – a 2nd qualification. She wished Thembisile well for the future and encouraged her to always focus on her dreams.
VUT Congratulates all graduates on their achievements and is confident that they will represent the institution well in their chosen fields.