The Dean’s List awards for the University of Malta’s Faculty of Arts were presented by the Dean of The Faculty, Professor Dominic Fenech, on May 2nd.
This year, three students qualified for the Dean’s List. They are Mr Glen Bonnici (B.A. Honours Italian), Ms Yanika Bugeja (B.A. Honours Philosophy) and Ms Giulia Privitelli (B.A. Honours History of Art). These students will be graduating in November 2013.
Presenting the awards Professor Fenech explained that, with at least two-thirds of the credits of the first two years obtained at Grade ‘A’ or higher, only the very top students, about one in hundred, qualified to have their name included in the Dean’s List.
Congratulating the students, he noted with satisfaction that all three of them hailed from what some call the south of Malta, an area where student enrolment into university courses was relatively low. He wished them the very best in their future studies and careers.
The Dean also warmly thanked Bank of Valletta for their sponsorship, noting that this was the sixteenth year that the Bank acted as the sole sponsor of this prestigious academic award.
Representing the sponsors, Ms Vanessa Macdonald, Head of Media and Community Relations, explained that Bank of Valletta was happy to support academic excellence among students in general, and in particular was delighted to be the sole sponsor of the Faculty of Arts Dean’s List. Bank of Valletta believed that good academic preparation was the foundation to a successful career for students and a support for the country’s social and economic progress. She added her congratulations and presented the students with cash prizes.