Douglas Smith wins Vivian de Klerk PrizeDate Released: Tue, 7 April 2015 16:45 +0200
The Vivian de Klerk Prize is awarded every year to the English Language and Linguistics 2 student with the best results who continues to English Language and Linguistics 3 at Rhodes University. The top Ling 2 student from 2014, Douglas Smith, was presented with the prize on Tuesday 24 March by Vivian de Klerk herself.
Prof. De Klerk was head of the Department of English Language and Linguistics at Rhodes University from 1990 to 2006, before becoming Dean of Students at Rhodes University from 2006 to 2014. She spoke about how she continues to take a special interest in how English Language and Linguistics students fare, and was especially excited that the prize winner this year was a man. The last time a man won the prize was at its inception in 2007 when current Rhodes Linguistics lecturer Ian Siebörger was the recipient.