Stellenbosch medical student, Jennifer van Heerden is this year’s recipient of the coveted Chancellor’s Medal after achieving distinctions in every theory exam over six years.
Heerden, who completed her training with an average of 87.8% was presented with the chancellor’s medal by Professor, Wim de Villiers, rector and vice-Chancellor who graduated in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1983 and was the recipient of the Chancellor’s medal that year.
The Chancellor’s Medal is awarded annually to a final year or postgraduate student who has not only excelled academically, but also played an instrumental role to campus life in various ways and worked hard at developing co-curricular attributes.
Van Heerden, who matriculated at Herschel Girls’ School in Cape Town, is the third female recipient of the medal in the past three years.
Van Heerden enrolled in 2014 passed every one of the 29 theory modules in the six-year programme with distinction.
“She obtained distinctions in every one of the 11 domains of the final-year examinations,” said a university statement.
Van Heerden, matriculated at Herschel Girls’ School in Cape Town and is the third female recipient of the medal in the past three years. She attributed her success to her support system.