Last week the College of Humanities and Social Sciences for the first time honoured the 36 students of the 5,500 enrolled in the College who in the 2011 academic year achieved a grade point average of 8.0 (out of a possible 9 points). Two of those students came from the Resource and Environmental Planning Programme in the School of People, Environment and Planning, a excellent result given that this is a relatively small programme. They included fourth year BRP student Karren Edlin, from Cambridge, who is completing her final year of her degree before looking for employment at the end of 2012. Karren has for the last three years won the student planning year prizes that are very generously sponsored by the Palmerston North City Council. The other planning student was second year student Tianxi Yin (Student member of NZPI) originally from China and now a New Zealand resident who also achieved the top grade point average of 8.875.
Both students received their certificates at a ceremony at Massey University In Palmerston North on Friday 1 May where the presentations were made the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the College Professor Susan Mumm who emphasised the enormity of their achievement. It is wonderful to see two top academic students who have chosen to make planning their future career and profession.
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