University of the Free State Chancellor’s Distinguished Alumni Awards
A nurse by profession, Professor Eunice Seekoe is the current acting Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Fort Hare, as well as the Overall Programme Director of the Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Programme in Health (ASELPH). Under her leadership at the University of Fort Hare, experiential learning and competence of undergraduate and postgraduate students, including academic staff, has been achieved through formal mentoring programmes. Eunice is also responsible for the launch of the Faculty of Health Sciences, a first for the University of Fort Hare. Eunice is also responsible for the launch of the Faculty of Health Sciences, a first for the University of Fort Hare.
Her specialties in mentoring for sustainable rural public health and evaluation of health policies and health facilities have seen her hold several management positions in public health, as well as leadership positions within nursing professional bodies. Additionally, Eunice has been the recipient of scholarship awards from the Human Sciences Research Council, the National Research Foundation and the Medical Research Council.
With enthusiasm and commitment, she supervises Master's and PhD students while featuring regularly at local and international conferences as a speaker or panellist, or to present research papers. She is a member of editorial boards and a reviewer in accredited local and international journals.
· DCur (Doctor of Nursing) from the University of Johannesburg (2009)
· MBA from the University of the Free State (2004)
· MSocSc from the University of the Free State (1999)
· Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing Science from the University of the Free State (1992)
· BA (Cur) from the University of South Africa (1990)
· Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery from the Pelonomi Nursing School (1990)
· Chancellor's Distinguished Alumni Cum Laude Award (2016)
· Businesswomen's Association Eastern Cape Winner: Government Category (2016)
· Most Active Committee Leader: Academic Leadership Development Academy (2011)
· Travelling and Conference Award: Best Paper at the University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia (1997)