A local prominent senior nursing officer and community leader and volunteer, Direpang Segosebe, has won the annual Alumnus of the Year Award from the University of Southern Queensland in Australia.
Segosebe beat another USQ alumnus Kevin Lee Wilson who graduated from the university with a Bachelor of Business degree in 2004 ,a Master of Business Administration in 2007, and a Master of Professional Accounting in 2016. Wilson is the Chief Executive Officer of The Crommelin Group in Australia.
The two competed for Community Service Alumnus of the Year award. “It makes me proud that although I was the only finalist from Africa, my good deeds were recognised nonetheless. I am very honored to be USQ alumni and I have always kept the university posted about my work here in Botswana,” she said.
Segosebe graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing, from USQ IN 2010 and is currently a Nursing Officer at the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Greater Gaborone Health Management Team A (DHMT). She is a role model whose work in community service includes focusing on the less privileged population of Botswana including the elderly, disadvantaged children and street youth; her achievements have improved the health and wellbeing of the community in Botswana.
She has successfully advocated the dangers of road use for pedestrians and in 2016 saw the implementation of speed bumps in areas with heavy foot traffic. In a response to Segosebe’s health awareness programs, underprivileged community members are also provided with free access to health care services including screening for TB, diabetes, blood pressure, HIV testing and eye tests. In 2017, she was awarded a service star by Consumer Watchdog Botswana for exceptional customer service.
The USQ Alumnus of the Year Awards formally recognises outstanding USQ alumni for their achievements within their professional and personal lives, and for being an inspiration to fellow alumni, current students and the community. Each year, award winners embody many of the values and pillars of the University and are making major contributions in their respective fields and community groups across the world.