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2018 ‘Excellence Award of the Consulate General of France in Boston’ presented to Salve Regina University Class of 2018, Casey Donahue

11 June 2018 Community
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The French Consulate in Boston Excellence Award is given annually to a student who has returned from a study abroad program in France and actively promoted the study of the French language upon returning to the United States.

As we join in celebrating the many remarkable students who have completed their university careers, we are pleased to congratulate in particular Casey Donahue, a recent graduate from Salve Regina University, as the proud winner of the 2018 Excellence Award of the Consulate General of France in Boston. Casey has served as an outstanding ambassador for French study abroad programs by sharing her experience as an international student in France and promoting study abroad in France for others. This prize was awarded to Casey on June 5th, 2018 by the Cultural Attaché Latifa Bentiri during a reception at Salve Regina University attended by Michael Semenza, Vice President for University Relations and Advancement, Dr. Dean de la Motte, French Professors, delegates from the French Alliance and two representatives from the Cultural Department of the French Consulate.

 About Casey

Casey studied abroad at the Catholic University of Lyon’s French Language and Culture Institute. While she was a strong French student before leaving for Lyon, the time she spent there allowed her to return with an even greater proficiency in the French language. Casey truly made the most of her study abroad experience, living with a French host family, participating in the university’s International Club, and making time to travel throughout France during her stay there.

 At Salve Regina, Casey likewise demonstrated her commitment to French language and culture, study abroad, and cross-cultural interaction. She brought her involvement with language learning outside of the classroom by living in the University’s Language House and serving as a representative of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at events, in addition to being a member of the advisory board for Salve Regina’s annual French Film Festival. Casey works to bring the many benefits of study abroad to others as well in her role as a global ambassador for the Office of International Programs.

 Next year, Casey will work on her Master’s Degree in administration of justice and homeland security at Salve Regina, and she is currently applying for the Teaching Assistant Program in France for 2019-2020, as well.

 Congratulations Casey, and best of luck in your next adventure!


What does Salve Regina University's French program offer?

  A Major or minor in French

► Study abroad program options throughout France and the Francophone world

► A semester-long exchange with our partner institution, the Catholic University of Lyon, including a homestay program

► Pi Delta Phi French Honor Society

► French and Secondary Education double major

► Weekly language tables with Fulbright Scholars in Wakehurst's Global Café

►Annual French film festival

► Carnlough Cottage Language House on campus

► Multilingual and multicultural community

 To learn more about Salve Regina University's Modern and Classical Languages Program, click the link below:


The French Consulate in Boston Excellence Award:

This award was created in 2014 to recognize students who went to France for a study abroad program and actively promoted their experience upon returning to their home campus. This honor is available for all colleges and universities in the district of the French Consulate of Boston (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island).


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