Resident of Natal completes a distance degree in Macau and earns academic laurels
16 de July de 2021
After nearly 10 years of work as an Agrarian Analyst at the National Institute for Colonization and Agrarian Reform (INCRA), Herbert Nunes Alencar found that he needed to update knowledge that could contribute to his area of work. That was when he decided to take the entrance exam for the Licentiate Degree in Distance Geography, at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), in Macau. The choice of teaching modality was related to the constant work trips.
Currently living in Natal/RN, the roads have always been his main companions: “my work required constant trips to the interior to meet our technical cooperators and demands of the Rural Settlements created by INCRA”. He knew the challenge that would be to organize academic demands according to the time available for studies: “I always tried to get ahead of myself, trying to read the teaching material on vacations prior to the semester, following the orientations of the on-site tutoring”.
Herbert is full of praise when he recalls the relationship he maintained with the collaborators who support the students of the Macau Onsite Support Hub: “I can’t stop talking about the pleasant meetings, they were a real training to weave knowledge and I am very grateful to servers and collaborators, always attentive and helpful”. On his return to Natal, Herbert Nunes accumulated a bag full of new knowledge when he went to face-to-face activities.
So much so that he was one of the five students who received, on July 8, 2021, the academic award, recognition given by UFRN to exemplary performance during the course: “I believe that the award belongs to everyone who is part of UFRN, professors and students, servants and collaborators, to whom I am immensely grateful for their participation, in that vision that we are eternal students”.
Bruno Cássio – SEDIS Media Sector.