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2016 Yale Welcoming Ceremony & Tour
NMMU Alumni officially welcomed the YaleGale delegates to Port Elizabeth NMMU
2016 Alumni JHB Social
NMMU Alumni Relations Office recently held an engagement social at the Country Club Johannesburg. President of the Alumni Association Dr Randall Jonas address alumni and friends present
2016 #TRAILBLAZING - finishing the journey
NMMU Vice-Chancellor Prof Derrick Swartz, NMMU Chancellor Santie Botha, entrepreneur and businesswoman Dr Bridgette Gasa and 20 others will be pooling their resources and inspiring their own networks to dig deep into their pockets to become part of the solution towards financing these particular students. The team will be tackling the four-day Inca trail to Machu Picchu in South America from 1 to 4 September, symbolically raising R1m for each day.
2016 Leadercast
Leadercast - Architects of tomorrow was recently held at the NMMU Conference Centre over two days. The live broadcast included world famous leadership icons such as Co-Founder of Apple Inc Steve Wozniak, Acclaimed Leadership Expert Dr Henry Cloud among many others
2016 Alumni Festive Concert
This years Alumni Festive Concert was well attended and boasted various artists including well renowned performer Elizabeth Lombard, The Pearson High School Concert Band among many others. All proceeds were in aid of the Alumni Bursary Fund
2016 SAS T-Shirt Campaign
We are selling these special T-shirts to raise funds for bursaries. Thank you to everyone who has supported us thus far!
2016 Life after Graduation
Our members gathered some vital information regarding their future from our guest speaker, Ms Ronel Rizzo.
2016 NMMU Open Day
Open day 2016 created excitement, anticipation and many career options for learners from across the Eastern Cape. We had the pleasure of meeting our future Student Alumni and showcased some of our top Alumni.
2016 #How2Alumni
SAS members were warmly welcomed to the society at the #How2Alumni opening function. The future graduates were entertained by the SAS executive and educated on all things alumni by the knowledgeable guest speaker, Mr Paul Geswindt, Director of Alumni Relations.
2016 NMMU Alumni presents "A Musical Connection"
The concert has a distinctly "African" flavour; including orchestra and choirs in settings of "Plea fro Africa", "African Dream" and "Freedom Medley" from the movie Sarafina. "Africa Smiles" composed by the late Errol Cuddumbey is featured in a great arrangement by Kyle du Preez, trombone teacher at Greenwood Primary School. Choirs from the New Apostolic church will perform traditional spirituals and "Sing Africa" with the Twotone Band. A true community engagement with schools, churches, community ensembles and the NMMU. From the welcoming sounds of marimbas to the intense "Plea for Africa" this concert is bound to have the audience up on their feet for the grand finale. Details: "A Musical Connection" Missional Sports Centre Sunday, 10 April 2016 15h30
2016 Alumni Past Pupil Project Launch
NMMU Alumni together with NAPDI launched its community outreach project recently. The Northern Areas high schools website and past pupil programme launch had fourteen high schools benefitted directly from this programme funded by the Northern Areas People Development Initiative (Napdi) and the Office of the Premier which will be extended to identified primary schools to promote the schools and get past pupils and friends involved in school development.
2016 CPT Alumni Event
This year's Cape Town Social Cocktail Event was held and sponsored by Allan Gray Orbis Foundation. Two guests addressed fellow alumni on different aspects in life and business, Lyndon Jozaffe and Andrew Bradley both graduated from the institution.
2016 PE graduation day 2
Congratulations to all our graduates...welcome to the alumni family
2016 Alumni Visits from graduates
Our graduates popped into our office during the graduation period to collect their special alumni gift.
2016 PE Graduation Day 1
Congratulations to all our graduates, welcome to the alumni family
2016 George Graduation
Congratulations to our first 2016 graduates. Welcome to the alumni family
2016 Wine Tasting Event
NMMU Alumni hosted a lifestyle event in aid of the Alumni Bursary Fund which was held at the Music Conservatoire, NMMU Bird Street Campus. The event, a wine tasting experience with Olga Hafner of Meridian Wines was well attended with over 60 alumni and friends attending.
2015 Summer Graduation
This year's NMMU Summer Graduation was held over 10 & 11 December welcoming over 1000 graduates to our alumni family. We are proud of you.
2015 Thanksgiving Breakfast
This year's Alumni Association Thanksgiving Breakfast was held at the NMMU Chancellor's Lounge on South Campus. Nearly 80 people attended
2015 ICEP & NMMU Alumni Braai
This year's braai was held at the NMMU Alumni Campus Boma, aimed at participants of the Immersion processes hosted by ICEP (the Institutional Culture En-livening Process) and NMMU Alumni Relations. This aided in deepening conversations to create social spaces for staff to meet and interact with on campus.
2015 USA - NEW YORK social
An NMMU Alumni New York social event was held recently at the Madiba restaurant in Brooklyn
2015 George Alumni Social
This year's Alumni Social took place at the NMMU George Staff Lounge. A number of alumni and friends attended the event.
2015 Alumni Awards
This years Alumni Awards was held at the Vodacom Indoor Centre,on 30 October 2015, which also celebrated NMMU's 10 anniversary. This years Alumni Achiever Award Recipients were Nicholas Graham, Andrew Hannington & Patrick Upton. The Alumni Rising Star Award Recipients were, Zanele Mdodana, Gugu Nxiweni, Prof Lennox Nqkubela Ruxwana, Ruan Viljoen and Songezo Zibi. The Special Award Recipients were Michelle Brown, Kevin Hustler and Zola Yeye
2015 JHB & PTA Social Event
This years alumni function was held at the Johannesburg Country Club. Many alumni and friends attended the event.
2015 London Alumni Event
Alumni and friends based in the UK attended the annual London Alumni event which took place recently at Old Mutual in Lambeth Hill, London
2015 NMMU Bok Banter
NMMU Alumni guests attended this event in celebration of NMMU's 10th Birthday & Forthcoming 2015 Rugby World Cup, where NMMU Rugby Alumni including Sprigboks Hannes Strydom, Hennie Le Rouz, Gary Pagel, Bok Manager Zola Yeye and Sevens Coach Paul Treu spoke about rugby...
2015 NMMU Alumni celebrating Diversity - "Reflections"
The Annual Reflections Event was well attended last evening with over 60 alumni and friends attending. The event, which formed part of the annual Diversity month activities, focused on promoting Respect for Diversity and Celebrating NMMU's 10th Anniversary. Interesting speakers followed by entertainment from Two Tone Band was the highlight of the evening. Alumni were also given the opportunity to share their views.
2015 East London Social
The annual alumni social was held at the East London Social recently where we celebrated the past 10 years of NMMU. NMMU Business School was also present to inform alumni and friends of the programmes available at the East London Campus.
2015 Alumni AGM
This years annual Alumni AGM was in the form of a meeting and social that was held in the dining hall of the NMMU North Campus Conference Centre. Over 80 alumni and friends attended the event
2015 Leadercast
This years' Leadercast "The Brave Ones", was held at the NMMU North Camous Conference Centre. Speakers for the live Broadcast included current Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousefza, Ed Catmull, President of Pixar and Disney among many other well known global leaders.
2015 CPT Alumni Social
This year's Cape Town Alumni Social was held ath The Protea Breakwater Hotel with the NMMU's Computing Science joining in the event. Over 75 alumni and friends attended the event. Thank you to all who supported.
2015 Madibaz Day
NMMU celebrated Madibaz Day on Monday 11 May 2015. Staff and students were encouraged to visit the expo from 11am to 2.30pm in the Indoor Sports Centre. Followed by a Concert on the grass in the stadium. They were treated with the likes of •The international award-winning NMMU choir •Staff members Frans du Toit and Robert Pearce •Two Tone and members of the NMMU Big Band who will perform cover version of well-known songs •Dancing by Nicky-Ann Rayepen and dancers – neo-classical and hip hop funk fusion •Poetry by Linokuhle Mahleka (Kush) •Erle Felkers 5 piece band •The NMMU DJ Society, featuring Nomfundo Ndlovu and others
2015 Open Day George
NMMU's Open Day in George this year was a success with a number of the surrounding schools attending with their learners and parents as well. The Alumni Relations Office showcased a number of alumni who had been given recognition during the past 10 years of NMMU either as honorary doctorates or award recipients
2015 Open Day PE
NMMU's Open Day this year was a resounding success with well over 6000 visitors attending over the two day period.The Alumni Relations Office showcased a number of alumni who had been given recognition during the past 10 years of NMMU either as honorary doctorates or award recipients
2015 Alumni Festive Concert
The annual Alumni Festive Concert was held at the Dutch Reformed Church recently. The venue was filled with alumni and friends who came to enjoy the music festivities
2015 Graduate Alumni Centre Visits
Recent graduates visited the alumni department receiving more information on our projects and how they can become involved. This included updating of their details so that we as their alma mater can stay in touch with them. Thank you for taking the time to visit us. Welcome to the Alumni Family
2015 Alumni Bursary Recipients
Thank you to all our Alumni Supporters who continue to give back... Our office has assisted more than 40 students thus far with bursaries. Please continue to support our campaign in order for more students to bag that qualification... Information sessions were held which bursary recipients attended to gain a better knowledge of the projects our office run and how they can assist in driving this great initiative.
2015 PE Graduation
This year NMMU awards over 6000 diplomas and degrees at this years graduation cermonies in Port Elizabeth and George including the Summer graduation. This includes 488 master's degrees and 72 doctorate degrees. We are proud of our Alumni
2015 George Graduation
The very first graduation ceremony took place on 10 April 2015 with qualifications being conferred by NMMU's Vice-Chancellor Prof Derrick Swartz. Congratulations to our Alumni
Alumni Festive Concert at Weis
An Alumni Festive Concert was held at The Weis Memorial Church in Schauderville recently. Over 1000 people attended the concert featuring solo, choir, organ, string and horn performances. The event also celebrated NMMU's 10th birthday celebrations.
Alumni Summer Jazz Evening
This year's annual Summer Jazz event was held at Madibaz with more than 100 alumni and friends enjoying TwoTone Band's music. All proceeds went to the Alumni Bursary Fund which was promoted at the event.
2015 Varsity Cup (Home Game)
2014 Isla Morley Award Handover
NMMU Alumni Awards recognise alumni who have gone the distance and beyond in their various fields, to the benefit of society at local, provincial, national and international level. A number of outstanding nominations were received by the Alumni Association Executive Committee which is proud to present its awards in the spirit of NMMU’s values. NMMU is proud of the achievements of the 2014 recipients.
2014 Summer Graduation
ON 9 December, NMMU held its first-ever summer graduation ceremony. The pilot event saw over 400 students graduating. These students were 400 Education honours in Education students along with over 30 postgraduate students who received their masters and doctoral degree.
2014 Alumni Thanksgiving Breakfast
This years annual Alumni Association Executive Alumni Thanksgiving Breakfast was held at The Campus Boma on South Campus. The breakfast was held to thank our alumni, staff & friends for all their support on various levels during the year. R150 000 was also contribued to the endowment fund as well as R20000 towards the Alumni Bursary Fund from Paul Tai Hing.
2014 Computing Science Alumni & Student Achiever Breakfast
The Computing Sciences Dept celebrated the achievements of alumni and students at a recent breakfast attended by staff, students, alumni and industry partners.
2014 VC Scholarship function & launch of VCS alumni chapter
2014 ICEP & Alumni Braai
The braai was hosted at the Campus Boma on 21 November
2014 Alumni Awards
NMMU Alumni Awards recognise alumni who have gone the distance and beyond in their various fields, to the benefit of society at local, provincial, national and international level. A number of outstanding nominations were received by the Alumni Association Executive Committee which is proud to present its awards in the spirit of NMMU’s values.
2014 Cape Town Alumni Social
The 2014 Cape Town Alumni Social was held recently at The Pavilion Conference Centre in Cape Town. Many alumni and friends attended the cocktail event.
2014 NMMU East London Alumni Social
The annual alumni social took place at the East London Golf Club recently with more than 40 alumni and friends attending.
2014 SAS Alumni Bursary Fund Campaign
Students and alumni have embarked on a new campaign to bring about awareness surrounding student financial plights and hopefully raise enough funds to assist some of the financially needy and academically performing students.
2014 Leadership Session for Educators
A Leadership Session for Educators was recently held at NMMU Missionvale Conference Centre where more than 40 educators attended the session which was hosted by the Department of Education and The NMMU Alumni Relations Office.
Choir Reunion Dinner
The Choir Reunion Dinner was held on the evening of Saturday, 06 September 2014 at the NMMU North Campus Conference Centre. The event was well attended with alumni and friends enjoying connecting with fellow choir alumni and current choir members.
Choir Anniversary Concert
The Choir Anniversary Concert took place at The Dutch Reformed Church (NG Kerk Somerstrand)on Saturday, 06 September 2014. The event was well attended with alumni and friends enjoying the choral music of the NMMU Choir and all Choir Alumni who performed the evening.
Choir Anniversary Cocktail
The Choir Anniversary Cocktail event was held at Chancellors Lounge recently. Junita Van Dijk and some Choir members shared a few insights including Choir Alumni.Special guests present were Michael Maas who started the Choir; Marian Lucouw who administered the Choir under Cultura and Susan Roberston who administered under Marketing at UPE.
NMMU Alumni Reflections 2014
The Annual Reflections Event wqas well attended with 110 alumni and friends attending. The event, which formed part of the annual Diversity month activities, focused on promoting Respect for Diversity and Celebrating 20 years of Democracy. Interesting speakers followed by cultural entertainment was the highlight of the evening. Alumni were also given the opportunity to share their views.
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2013 NMMU Alumni Achiever Recipient, Alan Clark received his award recently at an alumni cocktail event in London.
Top 40 Alumni Cocktail
2014 Breakfast Talk by Alan Knott-Craig
Alumnus and author, Alan Knott-Craig, held a breakfast talk at Madibaz Cafe regarding his latest book "Really - Dont Panic", and why he and so many others remain positive and passionate about SA.
2014 Leadercast
NMMU Alumni Relations and Frontfoot Events once again hosted the Leadercast Event in Port Elizabeth at NMMU North Campus Conference Centre. Speakers included world-renowned leaders such as GE legend, Jack Welch, advertising guru Laura Schoff and legendary film maker Randall Wallace. Leadercast 2014 also featured award winning journalist and author Malcom Gladwell, communications expert Andy Stanley, as well as author and psychologist Dr HenryCloud. Some of the more interesting contributors this year include philanthropist and former US First Lady Laura Bush as well as South African icon Bishop Desmond Tutu
2014 Alumni AGM
The 2014 AGM was held at the North Campus Conference Centre where three representatives were elected to Council and the Institutional Forum.
2014 Alumni Festive Concert
FOLLOWING a highly successful organ an classical music festival last year, NMMU’s Alumni Association has collaborated with the Summerstrand Dutch Reformed Church to bring a new tradition of academic festival concerts to the Bay. More than 150 performers participated in the Alumni Festive Concert. The concert featured The NMMU Clarinet Quintet, NMMU Choir conducted by Junita van Dijk and the 80-piece Grey Symphonic Winds under alumnus Shawn Lyon, poetry by Professor Janet Cherry, organ solos by alumni Christiaan Carstens, Devandre Boonzaaier and Antonio Lawack, as well as an organ and clarinet piece by Professor Albert Troskie and Tiaan Uys, among others.
2014 Uganda Social
Graduation 2014
JHB Alumni Cocktail Social
The Johannesburg Alumni Cocktail Social was held at the Wanderers Club in Illovo where over 60 people attended the event.
NMMU Alumni East African Social
The Office for International Education and the NMMU Alumni Relations Office invited all East African Alumni, parents and friends to this pioneering social event held at the Sarova Stanley Hotel recently.
Alumni Summer Jazz
NMMU Alumni PE Chapter hosted a Summer Jazz Evening on 28 February at Madibaz Cafe on NMMU South Campus. The Alumni Bursary Fund was launched at the event.
Winand Grundling Alumni Benefit Concert
2013 Rising Star Award winner Winand Grundling received his award recently at an Alumni Benefit Concert. Winand performed at this event and all the proceeds donated to the Alumni Bursary Fund which will assist students in need. — at NG Kerk Somerstrand
2014 Varsity Cup NMMU VS Maties
NMMU Madibaz won Stellenbosch Maties at the first game of the annual Varisty Cup held yesterday at the NMMU Rugby Stadium. Final score 45-29
Celebrating Dolla Sapeta
NMMU’s PE Alumni Chapter hosted a solo exhibition by well-known local artist Dolla Sapeta. NMMU BTech in fine art graduate’s paintings can be seen throughout the Bay and this gave the university the opportunity to showcase his work. All the works displayed in this particular exhibit were gathered from fragments of styles the artist has explored as from the mid 1990’s. The event was held at Athenaeum in Central on January 24.
2013 Alumni Consortium
2013 Paul Treu Talk
2013 Alumni Thanksgiving Breakfast
2013 Alumni Awards
2013 NMMU Alumni AGM
On 21 May the first AGM of the new Alumni Association was held at the North Campus Conference Centre. Convocation and the former Alumni Association agreed on the establishment of a single structure and constitution last year. Eighty two members attended the AGM and elected an Executive Committee who will serve a three year term. Acting Vice-Chancellor Prof Mayekiso addressed the meeting and invited alumni to be part of the exciting developments taking place at NMMU and to help realise the institutional vision.
NMMU Alumni's 67 second connection
Nelson Mandela is a global treasure that we as South Africans celebrate and honour on Mandela Day. He is a symbol of what is good and possible in us all and inspires millions to live working towards a brighter future, one where unity and commitment to our country and its constitutional values is shared by all. In answer to the call of the Nelson Mandela Children's Foundation, we challenge our alumni and friends to join hands for 67 seconds in celebrating Nelson Mandela, our namesake, to spread what he fought for and express the NMMU value of Ubuntu – 'we care for each other'.
2013 Rotary Family Health Day
The Port Elizabeth chapter of the NMMU Alumni Association, together with Rotary and the Department of Health, invited all alumni and friends to join them in the inaugural Rotary Family Health Days . Spanning across 3 Days from Thursday 9 to Saturday 11 May from 9am - 4pm, held at the indoor sports centre of the Missionvale Campus of NMMU. Free testing and screening for everyone - HIV testing and Counselling , TB Symptomatic screening , Diabetes & Blood Pressure screening , polio & measles vaccination , deworming and vitamin A tablets were offered.
2013 PE Social
The Annual Alumni PE Chapter Cocktail and Jazz Social was held recently at Madibaz Cafe on NMMU South Campus. The event was well-attended with close to 130 alumni and friends enjoying the social.
2013 London Social
2013 July Past Pupil Workshop
The Past Pupil Workshop was recently held at NMMU Missionvale Conference Centre where more than 30 educators attended.
2013 JHB social
The annual Johannesburg alumni cocktail and social event was held at the Johannesburg Country Club. Over 70 alumni and friends attented the event
2013 Graduation
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2013 GRADUATES! WE ARE PROUD OF YOU! Close to 6 000 certificates, diplomas and degrees are being awarded at 13 graduation ceremonies in George and Port Elizabeth over a two week period. This total includes 86 doctorates, 45% more than last year’s 59 and including 26 staff members compared to 20 last year. Master’s degrees increased with 6.9% to 417 from 390 last year.
2013 East London Social
The East London Social was held recently at the East London Golf Club. More than 50 alumni and friends joined the event.
2013 CPT social
The Alumni Chapter Social was held recently at the Pavilion Conference Centre in Cape Town.
2013 Chick-fil-A Leadercast
NMMU Alumni Relations and Frontfoot Events once again hosted the Chick-fil-A Leadercast Event in Port Elizabeth at NMMU North Campus Conference Centre on the 16th of July 2013. Speakers included world-renowned leaders such as Jack Welch, John C Maxwell and former US Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice.
2013 ArtShop Opening @NMMU
"The unique gift shop", a project of Arts & Culture Department and The Alumni Association
2013 Past Pupil Association Workshop
The Department of Education (PE District) and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Alumni Relations Directorate hosted a follow-up workshop for high school educators to learn how to set up Alumni (Past Pupil) Associations. The workshop took place at the NMMU Missionvale Campus Conference Centre where more than 40 educators attended.
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2013 25th Anniversary Organ Festival
The acquisition of the organ in 1988 was an important milestone for both the DR Church Summerstrand and the University – then still known as the UPE. As a result of wonderful co-operation between church and university in which each partner paid half of the organ purchase sum of R 360 000, the church obtained a lovely large organ and the university got the first-class instrument it urgently needed for the training of organ students. This win-win situation proved highly successful during the past 25 years. Through these years a great number of excellent organ students were trained here and were afforded the opportunity to play their examinations and recitals on a properly equipped instrument. Through careful planning, e.g. the installation of high wooden ceilings and a hard tiled floor, excellent acoustical surroundings for both organ and choral music were created.
2013 Open Day
This years open day took place at NMMU Sports Centre which allowed future students to receive more information on career fields and their chosen future careers. This year's open day took place on 10 and 11 May.
2012 Alumni Executive Breakfast
The annual Alumni Executive Breakfast was held on 16 November at the North Campus Conference Centre to thank alumni regarding the launch of the bench project and their general support thoughout the year. Alumni Rising Star Award recipient Laduma Ngxokolo also received his award at the function.
2012 Alumni Awards
NMMU Alumni Awards recognise alumni who have gone the distance and beyond in their various fields, to the benefit of society at local, provincial, national and international level. A number of outstanding nominations were received by the Alumni Awards Committee in the various categories. The Alumni Association Executive Committee is proud to present awards to the following recipients in the spirit of NMMU’s value of EXCELLENCE. NMMU isproud of the achievements of the 2012 recipients.
2011 Frontfoot Alumni Leadercast
A leadership seminar to motivate, educate, inspire and encourage leaders to perform at their best. The event was recently held at NMMU‟s North Campus Conference Centre and offered companies from around Port Elizabeth. ATTENDEES … Kraftfoods SA staff members from left Dawie Fourie, Clive Njela, Debbie Du Plessis and Nerine Bailey attended the Leadership Seminar that was held recently at the NMMU North Campus Conference Centre. to attend a one - day leadership training event broadcast from Atlanta, in the United States.
2012 Pretoria Cocktail
The Pretoria Cocktail was held at Deloitte on 19 July. Alumni living in the Pretoria area were updated and introduced to the new NMMU instead of the previous Pe Technikon as previously known.
2012 NMMU Convocation & Alumni AGM
ON 21 May 2012 members present at the Annual General Meetings of Convocation and the Alumni Association unanimously adopted a constitution for a new Alumni Association structure. At the 23 May 2011 annual meetings of Convocation and the Alumni Association both structures unanimously supported the establishment of a single structure mainly due to unnecessary duplication of goals. There was also a need for a focused strategy to target member categories to support the University.
2012 NMMU Graduation
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University awarded 5227 diplomas and degrees at its 13 graduation ceremonies during April growing the alumni family. Of these, 60 doctoral degrees were awarded. Honorary doctoral degrees were awarded to Ethiopian Episcopal Church Bishop and activist Reverend Malusi Mpumlwana, educationalist Catherine Odora Hoppers, human rights activist and Greenpeace Executive Director Kumi Naidoo and world-renowned paleoanthropologist Phillip Tobias, who died earlier this year.
2012 Reflections
NMMU Alumni Office recently hosted a reflections evening bringing the past and future together in the form of an interactive panel discussion. The event was aimed at alumni reflecting on their experiences as a student at the former UPE, PE Technikon, Vista and present NMMU universities.
2012 London Dinner
A London dinner attended by more than twenty alumni and several smaller group meetings were held in London during August. London alumni are in the process of establishing a UK charitable trust to benefit NMMU.
2012 JHB Alumni Social
CLOSE to 100 alumni and friends attended the Johannesburg Alumni Chapter social recently. The event was held at the Johannesburg Country Club and gave alumni the opportunity to network, build friendships and be kept updated on the Alumni Relations Office. The Johannesburg social forms part of the many other social events that have taken place nationally to bring about awareness surrounding the Alumni Relations Office and its functioning as well as benefits for alumni and their children.
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