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Fifty years is a long time and the School has seen thousands and thousands of students pass through its doorways… copious numbers of proud graduates who’ve gone on to do interesting things in their careers!  So many syndicate groups that have worked through the night, so many friends made and businesses started!

 

We set up this wall to provide an opportunity for students, alumni, staff and friends of WBS to share their messages or memories of WBS. We hope you enjoy them.

 
 
What are your memories?

If you would like to be part of our 50th celebrations and “write on the wall” we would love to hear from you.  Whether you are a student or alumnus, a current or past staff member or lecturer – why not add your name, an anecdote and/or a photograph?  Or even just a simple message.

Go to the ‘Submit your Memory’ page and send your contribution ASAP.

 

 

WBS Memory Wall

Bongani Mthimkulu, MAP, 2018

Bongani Mthimkulu, MAP, 2018 Success Crowned Labour

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Isaac Patsa, Master of Management, 2015

  Wits Business School is an amazing place, you will be challenged beyond your wildest imagination. However, you will come out WBS a transformed and better person & seasoned professional. I had super awesome time at WBS. I have wonderful memories of WBS. Many of …

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Gillian Teixeira, NMP, 2015

     

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Mamello Mafisa, Fast Track Leadership Development, 2015

 

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John Livanas, MBA, 1982

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Benny Hlengani, MAP, 2017-2018

  I remember, spending late nights with syndicate members doing assignments, networking and sharing Ideas on various modules such as finance and strategy…. Rehearsing marketing and human resources syndicate presentation…..

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Tebogo Rakhudu, MBA, 2015-2018

       

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Adv. Letsepe Thubakgale, Making the Market Work & Executive Development Programme, 2003-2004

   

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Noeline Oakes, Digital Marketing, 2018

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Tebogo Immaculate Raaleka, MBA, 2017

 

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Taofeek Adejare OWOSENI, PhD, 2018

    Coming to WBS for my PhD was a highly significant and rewarding decision I made in my career. I love the environment, the top-notch researchers and the support structure for graduate programmes, especially for PhD. Proud Witsie!  

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Ntombifuthi Taiwe, MAP, 2018

 

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John Lewsen, MBA, 1975

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Mathew Allan, PDM & MBA, 2013-2018

My abiding memories of Wits Business School were late nights, early mornings, the tough task of managing syndicates as well as the balancing of family, friends, work and life in general. I came out the other side a bit wiser, a bit tougher and an …

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Louise Lepan, MBA, 2004

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Liora Gross, MBA, 1999

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Ntombifuthi Taiwe, NMP, 2017

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Blazius Kwakwala, MMFI, 2014-2015

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Chaim Silberstein, MBA, 1981

Some of the best years of my life. We worked hard, had a lot of fun, and made lifelong friendships.
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Shereen Cassim, MM – Public Development, 2001-2003

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Dr Manny Pohl, MBA, 1976

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Ismail Lambat, MBA, 2010

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Roy Raeburn, MBA, 1973

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Kathy Lewis, MBA, 1987

    I remember Buzz, the resident cat, who often adopted interesting poses at the front of the lecture theatre while grooming himself. Mark Addleson once commented during an Economics lecture, “Cats have no sense of occasion!” The MBA was indeed an occasion in my life!

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Linda Adams, MBA, 1992

Class Reunion on our Graduation Date – 24 years later, and we’re still as young as ever and absolutely fabulous people serving the economy proudly as Wits MBA’s.          

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Alison Foote nee Sharp and Dugal Sharp, MBA, 1990

The first brother and sister pair to graduate with an MBA on the same day
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Molefi Trinity Makola, PDM, 2014

Syndicate group teaching was just the best!
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Barry Greyling, MBA, 2012-2013

    PS: The WBS and I are the same age 🙂

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Rob Croll, MBA, 1974-1975

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Tebogo Immaculate Raaleka, MBA, 2017

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Craig van Wyk, MBA, 2002

  The part-time MBA was a memorable experience, and I met many outstanding professionals at Wits. I would particularly like to mention Mike Pycraft, who lectured one of my favourite subjects (Operations) and who was a mentor and sounding board in the early days of …

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Allen Pillay, MBA, 2009-2011

 

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Shakeel Ebrahim, MBA, 2016

 

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Deidre Proxenos, MBA, 1997

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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George Cave, MAP, 2016

    The programme also enhanced my business acumen and leadership competencies including how to be a well-balanced individual.

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Lebona Moleli, MBA, 1996-1998

    The first time I studied whilst I had a full time job. I enjoyed the syndicate projects the most as well as the opportunity to study subjects like Finance and Economics for the first time

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Charles O’Tudor, PDBA, 2013

    My time at school was value driven and content based. Will do it again.

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George Tweneboah, PhD Philosophy, 2014-2016

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Zaheer Laher, PDBA, 2018

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Geraldine Mamburu, MBA, 2018

 

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Richard Manzini, MBA, 2018

  Someday, I will make my parents proud. I promise. Thank you, Lord.

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Boas Chauke, MAP 2015, MBA 2016-2017

 

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Alison Kimble Fry, HDPM, 1981

 

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Tracy Rushton, PDM HR, 1988-1989

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Lebogang Mashego, MBA, 2016

MBA Global Trip to China, Graduation Day & Graduation Dinner with Prof Alagidede!!! I want another MBA, I miss that place 🙂    

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Blazius Kwakwala, MMFI, 2014-2015

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Jack Bloom, MBA Full Time, 1984-1985

   

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President Ntuli, MAP, 2015

    I was part of the MAP 120 group. What a privilege to have been in this class of intelligent and committed Africans who are prepared to change Africa for the better. Prof Malikane, Dr Mosala, Mike and the marketing classes stood out as …

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Nkosinathi Sipho Shongwe, PDM, 2016

  Graduation 2016
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Ajay Jivan, Phd, 2017

    WBS holds many dear memories for me. There were many days of toil, tentativeness, and tenacious rigour; along with little tests and triumphs as I found my way through my PhD journey. There were the different architectures with many learning and sensorial spaces …

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Dr Rene Albertus, MBA, 2007

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts” Shakespeare.

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Wayne Holt, MBA, 2005

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Takalane Khashane, PDM 2000, MBA 2006

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Norman Chorn, MBA, 1981

 

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Adrian Hersch, HDPM, 1980

    I was in the HDPM (as it was known then ) class of 1980. I have forgotten the names of the ladies in this pic with me, but I remember they were nice ladies. After WBS I got a nice job in personnel …

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John Caesar Mwangi, MBA, 1994

    I had arrived from Kenya at WBS on February 17th 1993 to join the full-time 1993-94 MBA class. As the first Kenyan student to enrol on this MBA program, I had been warned against going to South Africa in 1993 and had been …

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Lauren Jankelowitz, MBA, 2007

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Lulamile Stuurman, CPIR 1995, MAP 1999, MM – P&DM 2012

  Syndicate Group Work was central in fostering positive students peer influence to learning from and supporting one another. It has been the source of my attraction to WBS and I believe it to be one of the pillars to their academic successes and supremacy. …

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Claire Beswick, HDPM, 1987

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Elaine Ferraris, PDM, 1994

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Euphemia Godspower Akpomiemie, MMFI, 2012

 

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Vuyo Gumede, 2017

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Lanre Banjo, MBA, 2016

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Rutendo Nxumalo, Marketing Manager, MM-SM, 2016

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Select Mphahlele, PDM, 2015

For the first time in my life, in 2015, I ascended the graduation stage and I was fortunate to embrace the Vice Chancellor of Wits, Prof Habib. A Postgraduate Diploma In Management (public sector Monitoring and Evaluation ) was conferred to me on that year. …

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Steuart Pennington, HDPM, 1975

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Lindy Chabalala, MAP, 2015

The MAP program opened my understanding to the meaning of management/leadership. It helped me learn how to apply what I learnt and I continue to apply it to date. It has given me the confidence to apply for leadership roles and I have received a leadership ...
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Armstrong Ngcobo, MM–ENVC, 2015

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Nkocy Mdunge, Management Accounting, 2014

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Papi Lidovho, Case Competition, Tel Aviv, 2014

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Derick Mahlo, Executive Education Student, 2014

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Roselinah Hlelani, 2014

I graduated in 2014. The course had a positive impact on my life, especially in business and in the working environment in general. I had an amazing experience at WBS – the lectures were very good. I especially remember Professor Ron Walter.
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Thandiwe Peach, PDM, 2014-2016

Today I even have solid business partners from WBS. I have so many good memories of WBS Lecturers. I remember how I was blown away at my first lecture and entire first quarter by professor Rija. He was well placed on the first quarter as …

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Aimee Thomas, PDM, 2014

During my time at WBS, I met incredible people and learnt the power of collaboration. These people included my peers; lecturers; administrators; class coordinators; and ground staff who all took such pride in the institution. This is a learning institute that I could feel was …

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Rrabana Seemane, MDP, 2013

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Richard Chiwa, Current MBA, Part Time, 2013

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Andrea Armstrong, PDM, 2013-14

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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David Smith, Exchange Student 2013

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Danny Flax, PDM, Part Time, 2013-2014

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Zukiswa Kulu, NMP, 2012

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Dumi Mkwanazi, MBA Part Time, 2003-2005

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Uri Marks, PDM 1996, MBA 2004

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Dr Gerald Levin, PDM, 1993

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Gail Kelly, MBA Full Time, 1986

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Brad Kaftel, MBA Full Time, 1983-1984

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Melinda van den Berg, MAP, EDP & PDBA, 1980

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Dieter Nolte, MBA, 1977

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Don Scott, MBA Full Time, 1975-1976

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Jack Hochfeld, MBA, 1975-76

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Thomas Lewis MBA, 1971-1972

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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