August 01, 2017

100 year Lyceum Celebrates it’s Staff

By Nana Zuke 

As the Lyceum one hundred year celebrations continue, there is more to celebrate than the centennial milestone. The staff who have worked tirelessly to ensure that the college gets better and better every year are worth celebrating.

Ordinary people who have worked persistently to remain in sync with the vision of the brand and dedicated their efforts to assist the alumni to get one step closer to the people they envision themselves becoming.

Lyceum staff have worked holistically to push the vision for the college forward and that commitment is the reason why it has constantly evolved and stood the test of time. Accomplishing greater things each year.

Behind every successful team is a leader driving the vision, for Lyceum it is Benjamin van Rooyen.

Benjamin has been part of the Lyceum family for 12 years. He is a Lyceum alumni who studied Traffic Management with the college way back. When he joined the college, he started as Traffic and Police Management’s head of department then became the Academic Manager before being appointed the general manager.

The 62-year-old has witnessed the journey of Lyceum. He has seen it on the verge of being closed down and rise up to be one of the most prestigious colleges in the country.

“Looking back now I would do it all over again, I have no regrets. Some people in life pursue money, for me, it’s more. I want to leave a legacy, give back what I have learnt in my life and mean something to people,” said Benjamin.

The general manager is not the oldest member of the college however, he acknowledges members of his team such as Charmain Harvey and Eunice Sebabo who have been there for a long time. In his words, are the longest serving employees of the Lyceum college.

He adds that the work he does relies greatly on teamwork and his colleagues have been a great support structure. They have ensured that they take the vision he has for the college forward.

“I want to develop people to replace me when I retire and I want to know that they will be great in following in my footsteps. That would be my legacy,” said Benjamin.

According to Benjamin, being part of such a legacy is priceless. Witnessing the transformation and growth of Lyceum has been phenomenal. Overcoming the greatest challenges and celebrating monumental triumphs has all been a reward.

The Lyceum celebration continue. Celebrating the staff, the alumni and all the elements that have made the college thrive over one hundred years.

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