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Old Rhodian Awards

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Closing date for the 2018  nominations is on the 15th July 2018 and the Award selection meeting will take place shortly after. The Nomination Form may either be faxed to 046 603 8744 (international +27 46 603 8744), emailed with the subject heading "Old Rhodian Award" to alumni@ru.ac.za or posted to "Old Rhodian Award", Alumni Relations Office, Development and Alumni Relations Division, Rhodes University, PO Box 94, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa.

2011 saw the introduction of the Emerging Old Rhodian Award which recognises the achievements of Old Rhodians under 40 years of age.

 

2018 Awards

OLD RHODIAN AWARD NOMINATION FORM WEB 2018 

Recipients of Old Rhodian Award 2004 to 2017

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Prospective awardees must be nominated for the Award. The Universitys Alumni Relations office will call for nominations during the second quarter of each year. Nominations may be made by anyone. Individuals may not nominate her/his self for the award. If possible, nomination’s should be made without the nominee being informed and must be accompanied by a full motivation as to how the nominee meets the required criteria.

The University honours Old Rhodians who through their individual actions and achievements have enhanced the reputation of the University. The Award is specifically intended to acknowledge Old Rhodians as role models and in essence is the greater family of Rhodes rewarding one of their own.

In 2010 it was agreed that an award should also be given to younger (under 40) Old Rhodians in recognition of their achievements to date. 2011 saw the introduction of the Emerging Old Rhodian Award which recognises the achievements of Old Rhodians under 40 years of age.

 

Eligibility:

Any former student or staff member of the University is eligible for the Award.  Current staff members and students are  not normally eligible. Posthumous awards may be made provided they meet the criteria outlined below.

The Nomination Form may either be faxed to 046 603 8744 (international +27 46 603 8744), or emailed with the subject heading "Old Rhodian Award" to alumni@ru.ac.za or posted to "Old Rhodian Award", Alumni Relations Office, Development and Alumni Relations Division, Rhodes University, PO Box 94, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa.

 

GENERAL AWARD CRITERIA:

In general terms Candidates should be Old Rhodians who have achieved excellence in their careers and who personify the attributes of social consciousness and leadership expected of an Old Rhodian.

Award Committee:

Recipients of the Award will be determined by the Old Rhodian Award Committee. The Committee is composed of 8 members: The President of the Old Rhodian Union (Chair); the Vice-Chancellor or nominee (ex officio); the President of Convocation or nominee (ex officio); an elected member of the Rhodes University Senate; a nominated member of the Alumni; a nominated member of the Alumni Relations office; at least one past awardee; and a nominated member of the Student Representative Council.

Ceremony:

The Award is normally presented by the Vice-Chancellor at the Founders' Day Luncheon in August of each year.

 CRITERIA

One award may normally be given annually. The candidate may only receive this award once, but this does not preclude him/her from receiving the Distinguished Old Rhodian Award at a later stage.
This new award is specifically aimed at honouring younger Old Rhodians who have excelled early in their career and shown potential for continued success. Candidates should be 40 years of age or younger at the time of nomination.
Suitable candidates should be benchmarked against the following:

Professional Achievement: The award aims to recognize professional accomplishment and significant contribution to the recipient’s profession; shown characteristics that indicate future success and significant contributions in their field.
Personal Achievement: The award aims to recognise personal achievement and success. He/she should personify the attributes that Rhodes seeks to cultivate i.e. is identifiable as an emerging leader.
Service to Society: The award aims to recognise significant contributions, involvement and impact of the candidate’s actions that have real benefit to the community.
University Service: The award acknowledges any support for University initiatives through:

  • Involvement in University programs, guest lecturing or student mentorship etc
  • Actively promoted the University among students, parents, alumni, general public and prospective donors
  • Have demonstrated their support for the institution by way of financial contributions.

 

DETAILS ON PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS

 

Last Modified: Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:03:48 SAST

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