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  1. Henda Pretorius
    Henda Pretorius / 2-26-2015 / ·

    Curriculum Vitae: H. Pretorius

    Personal Information:

    Full names & surname: Henda Pretorius (Maiden name: Landman)
    Title: Mrs.
    ID number: 8601230112085
    Place of birth: Bethlehem
    Nationality: South African
    Age: 29 Years
    Marital status: Married
    Physical address: 18 Kleinbosch, Koppie street, Langenhovenpark, Bloemfontein, 9300
    Postal address: P.O. Box 31357, Fichardtpark, Bloemfontein, 9317, South Africa
    Cell phone: (+27) 071 379 1776
    Home language: Afrikaans
    Other languages: English (read, write and speak good)

    Secondary Education:

    Last school: Fichardtpark High
    (Bloemfontein, South Africa)
    Matriculated: 2004

    Tertiary Education:

    University of the Free State, South Africa:
    2005 – 2007: B.Sc Human Biology
    2008: B.Sc Honn Zoology (Cum Laude)
    2009 – 2011: M.Sc Zoology
    2009 – 2010: Opportunity study in Consumer Science (Cum Laude)

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, U.S.A:
    2012: Opportunity study in Apiculture (Cum Laude)

    Southeast Community College, Lincoln, U.S.A:
    2013: Nursing assistant (Cum Laude)

    Rewards & Bursaries received:

    Awards received:
    2008: University of the Free State’s Woman’s Club merit award for exceptional study in Honors year
    2009: Awarded the Best Student Paper Presentation at the 19th Nematological Society of Southern Africa Symposium

    Bursaries received:
    2008: Awarded an academic merit bursary at the University of the Free State, South Africa
    2009: Awarded an academic merit bursary at the University of the Free State, South Africa
    2009: Awarded a VLIR bursary to attend Short Course in Nematology, held at the North West University, South Africa
    2009: Awarded a National Research Fund (NRF) research bursary
    2010: Awarded a National Research Fund (NRF) research bursary

    Professional Membership:

    – Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society

    Courses attended:

    2008: Completed a short course on parasites of the Free State (identification and management) at the University of the Free State, South Africa
    2009: Completed a short course in Nematology with distinction (best average in class) at the North-West University, South Africa
    2010: Completed a short course on Entomopathogenic Nematodes at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Research Activities:

    Dissertation (MSc):
    Taxonomic review of the genus Histotylenchus Siddiqi, 1971 (Nematoda: Belonolaimidae) in South Africa.

    Conferences attended:

    • Attended the XXIII International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2008) in 2008, hosted in the city of Durban, South Africa.

    • Attended the Soil Borne Plant Disease Interest group meeting hosted in the city of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2008.

    • Landman, H. & Jansen van Rensburg, C. (2008). Poster: Plant parasitic nematodes associated with a sunflower cultivar in the Free State. 46th International Microscopy Society of Southern Africa (MSSA), Gaborone (Botswana).

    • Landman, H., Jansen van Rensburg, C., & Marais, M. (2009). Oral Presentation: The genus Histotylenchus Siddiqi, 1971 in South Africa. 19th Nematological Society of Southern Africa Symposium, Hazyview (South Africa).

    • Pretorius, H., Bradshaw, J. & Harveson, R. (2013). Poster: Effect of tillage and crop rotation on the sugar beet cyst nematode, Heterodera schachtii Schmidt, 1871. 37th American Society of Sugar Beet Technologists general meeting, Anaheim, CA (U.S.A.)

    Working Experience:

    November 2000- December 2000:
    Worked as shop assistant at the Rooi Alwyn Padstal, Riversdale.

    November 2003- November 2004:
    Worked as sales assistant in CUM Books, Bloemfontein.

    November 2004- April 2008:
    Worked as sales assistant in Fancy Face and Scroffy Café, Bloemfontein.

    December 2006:
    Research assistant during the University of the Free State, Department of Zoology and Entomology’s Okavango Fish Parasite Project field trip to the Lesiding Research Station in Botswana.

    April 2008:
    Research assistant and demonstrator during the annual Zoology and Entomology Departmental (University of the Free State, South Africa) excursion to De Hoop Nature Reserve.

    January 2008 – August 2010:
    Lecturing at the University of the Free State for the subject ‘Adaptations and Survival Strategies in Desert Environments’ and also act as a demonstrator for the subject ‘Invertebrate Zoology’ in the Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of the Free State, South Africa

    September 2011- May 2012:
    Laboratory assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Plant Pathology, Lincoln, N.E., U.S.A.

    May 2011- December 2014:
    Internship at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Panhandle Experimental and Research Station, Department of Entomology, Scottsbluff, N.E., U.S.A.

    February 2014 – November 2014:
    Certified nursing assistant at Regional West Medical Center, Scottsbluff, N.E., U.S.A. on Orthopedic/ Neurology Surgical Unit 2 East.

    References:

    Dr. J. Bradshaw
    University of Nebraska- Lincoln
    Panhandle Research and Extension Center
    Scottsbluff, NE, U.S.A, 69361
    Phone: + 01 (308) 632-1369/ E-mail: bradshaw2@unl.edu

    Stacey Powell, RN
    Regional West Medical Center
    4021 Avenue B
    Scottsbluff, NE, U.S.A.
    Phone: + 01 (308) 630-2220

    Dr. M. Ellis
    University of Nebraska- Lincoln
    Department Entomology
    Lincoln, NE, U.S.A, 68503
    Phone: +01 (402) 472-8696

    Prof S vdM Louw
    University of the Free State
    Department of Zoology and Entomology
    Phone: +27 (051) 401 9219 / +27 083 463 2515

    Dr. M Marais
    Agricultural Research Council
    Plant Protection Research Institute
    Phone: +27 012 8088263

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