Claire Malarte-Feldman, professor of French and director of the Center for International Education, has received a very French distinction. She was made Knight of the Order of Academic Palms, or chevalier de l’Ordre des palmes academiques.
The Consul General of France in Boston, Christophe Guilhou, presented Malarte-Feldman with the medallion and ribbon of the chevalier at a ceremony held on the UNH campus earlier this month.
The honor is a civil distinction from the French Ministry of National Education for teachers, professors, and expatriates who promote French language and culture abroad.
All three professors in the UNH French Program have now received this honor—Nadine Bérenguier was knighted in 2007 and Barbara Cooper in 1994.