Prof. Ir Joni Hermana MScES PhD when receiving a prize from Surabaya Education Journalist (JPS)
ITS Campus, ITS News – Four years has passed by Prof. Ir Joni Hermana MSc Es PhD as a rector of Sepuluh November Institute of Technology (ITS) Surabaya. In a farewell party held at Bumi Hotel on Wednesday (10/4), Joni received a memento from Surabaya Education Journalist (JPS) in the form of a caricature. The caricature is given as a form of memento to the rector who will be soon complete the task.
The caricature depicting the face of the ITS rector was originally born from the idea of a Metro TV Surabaya Contributor named Catur Irawan. With the idea of a farewell gift, Catur invited his media colleagues to participate. “Friends enthusiastically welcomed this idea, so this caricature is not in my name, but in the name of Surabaya Education Journalist,” he said when contacted by ITS Online.
By relying on a friend who is already reliable in his field, Catur ordered a caricature exactly three days before the farewell event held at Bumi Surabaya Hotel. “I have prepared since three days before the D-day, my friends from the media helped to contribute to the making of caricatures and the purchase of frame,” he continued.
In the eyes of Catur, Joni is a pleasant figure. For him, the father of four children always showed sympathy when invited to discuss, share experiences, or just talk casually. During his tenure as rector, Catur also saw Joni as an open person with media friends. “Even though it’s busy, whenever he can be contacted for opinion,” continued the man who is currently residing in Surabaya.
Asked about his experience with Joni, he claimed to be invited to cover ITS activities in Lombok to be the most memorable experience with the Professor of Environmental Engineering. He always remembers the time when visiting and seeing the construction process of temporary shelter for earthquake victims in Lombok some time ago. “I will not forget when the Rector visited and went directly to the location of the Lombok earthquake victims,” he added.
Catur did not forget to pray that success would accompany Joni’s steps in the future. He also hopes that the relationship that has been established well so far can be maintained. “Hopefully the new rector can also be better, cooperative with media friends and able to understand our needs,” he said.
On the other hand, Joni was deeply moved to receive a special surprise from the media friends. Moreover, according to him, the gift of the picture is good and very exact to the original. Not forgetting he also expressed his gratitude for the award given by the media colleague. “Thank you for your attention and support for extraordinary media friends,” he concluded. (hen/mik/Michelle)
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