Aspire to greatness, says Morris
- By Wits University
Prof. Lynn Morris urged students to "aspire to greatness" when she addressed them during the graduation ceremony of the Wits Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty of Science on Tuesday, 2 July 2013.
Quoting the Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State, Prof. Jonathan Jansen, Morris said "being good is not enough, you need to aspire to greatness. You cannot be complacent and mediocre."
Morris, a Wits alumnus who graduated with a BSc Honours in Microbiology at Wits in 1982, also made mention of former president Nelson Mandela and quoted him saying "education is the great engine of personal development. Scientific education teaches us to think critically and South Africa needs bright young minds to ensure its continued success."
Morris heads the HIV virology section within the Centre of HIV and STI’s at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in Johannesburg and holds a joint appointment as a Research Professor at Wits.