The University of the Free State has produced a crop of excellent alumni who have placed the university on the world stage. The 35th annual Chancellor’s Distinguished Alumni Awards exists to both acknowledge and honour individuals for achievements in both their personal capacity and occupational fields.

Nominations are invited in five categories, namely: The Chancellor’s Distinguished Alumnus of the Year AwardYoung Alumnus of the Year Award, Cum Laude Award, Executive Management Award, and the Kovsie Ambassador Award, which is bestowed upon a current student whose achievements have brought distinction to him/her, benefited his/her community, and brought credit to the University of the Free State.

Previous recipients of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Alumni Awards include the movie personality, Leon Schuster; Free State Education MEC, Tate Makgoe; Blitzbokke coach, Neil Powell; Olympic athlete, Wayde van Niekerk; former Miss World, Rolene Strauss; CEO of Central Media Group, Gary Stroebel; and Judge President of the Free State High Court, Madam Justice Molemela.

Nominations can be submitted in writing to the Alumni Office at alumni@ufs.ac.za using the Alumni Awards Nomination Form 2017