Well-known journalist, Scott Waide and senior mine executive, Musje Werror have been awarded the Divine Word University’s “Distinguished Alumnae of the Year” award on Wednesday 21st of August, 2019.
Waide, EMTV’s Lae Bureau News Chief who comes from the Oro Province and graduated from Divine Word University in 1996, is a recipient of the “2019 DWU Distinguished Alumnae of the Year” award in the category of ‘Achievement’, for attaining prominence in his chosen career as a journalist and is well-known throughout the nation.
Waide is widely regarded as one of the finest journalist in PNG and a leader and role model in investigative journalism, who goes out of his way to the remote parts of PNG to gather information and produce in-depth and hard hitting reports.
“One of many important lessons I’ve learnt and have imitated was from the previous DWU President, Fr Jan Czuba. Fr Jan says ‘When you want something to grow plant the seed, nurture it and as soon as it grows, step back and take pleasure in watching it grow,”
“I came out of instances where I was almost shot, it has been a crazy ride but it was worth it, thank you Divine Word University,” Mr Waide concluded.
Mr Werror, Deputy CEO and General Manager for Ok Tedi Mining Ltd’s External Relations received their awards in two different categories in a ceremony that commemorated the DWU Foundation Day and Alumni Day at the Madang campus.
Mr Musje Werror who comes from Madang Province and graduated from DWU in 2012, is a recipient for the 2019 Distinguished Alumnae Award in the category of “Service to Society”.
“Thank you DWU, I am honored to be recognized and to have my name engraved into the Alumni Wall of Fame. This moment would not have been possible if not for the sheer determination of my late father who passed on in April this year.
“He has been very supportive since day one and throughout my journey,”
The President of DWU, Professor Cecilia Nembou in her welcome address thanked the two men for accepting the nominations
“In congratulating both awardees who have exemplified the values that DWU stands for in their chosen career parts, I am also proud to say that the majority of staff at this University are DWU Alumni,”
The Awards were presented by DWU’s longest serving council member Sir Peter Barter to both awardees, whose achievements and contributions bring honor and prestige to Divine Word University and its Alumni Association.