Melanie Niemand – BAM: August 2018
Personal Assistant for the Registrar
Office of the Registrar
Melanie started as a Sectary to the Dean of Engineering 16 years ago, before moving to the office of the Registrar as the assistant to the Regsistrar. Melanie was also awarded as the Secretary of the Year for the year 2018.
Melanie is described as extremely hard working, always helpful, meticulous and even in the absence of the Registrar, she did not slow down her pace of work and is always willing to assist her peers. She takes her job very seriously and her peers who have worked with her on the annual yearbooks have strongly attested to this. She has always been the right hand to the University’s former Registrar, Mr Corneels Jafta, where she is fondly known for assisting him with presentations, which were always impressive.
Ms Niemand gives concrete expression to the fact that being a Secretary is more than just answering phones and typing documents. Exceptional customer service and a great attitude go hand in hand when Melanie’s name pops up. Ms Niemand is a true brand ambassador of our University and is truly deserving of the Brand Ambassador Award for the month of August 2018 .