Félicitations à Mel Yoken
On May, 21st, Dr. Mel Yoken, was honored by the French government at a reception at the Residence of France in Cambridge, Massachusetts. French Consul General Valéry Freland presented the insignia of Chevalier of the Legion of Honor to Dr. Yoken.
This award, established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, is considered France's highest honor and is awarded to French nationals as well as foreign nationals in recognition of their extrordinary accomplishments and outstanding services to France.
Congratulations again to Dr. Yoken for his dedication to the teaching of French and its culture.
Please mark you calendar for the October 9th event, Paris in the Present Tense, featuring author Mark Helprin. The event will take place in the Grand Reading Room of the Claire T. Carney Library at UMass Dartmouth at 4 PM.