Charles Larroque and Pauline Dides awarded the Palmes Académiques [fr]
November 10, 2015, in recognition of his extraordinary contribution and his devotion to the teaching of French language in culture, Mr. Charles Larroque, Executive Director of CODOFIL, was promoted to the title of officer in the order of the Academic Palms (les Palmes académiques). The award was given during a ceremony at the Residence of France, in the presence of family and friends.
November 30, 2015, Ms. Pauline Dides, Director of the Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orleans, was named a knight (chevalier) in the Order of the Academic Palms, surrounded by numerous colleagues and staff who gathered for the occassion.
The Consulate General of France in Louisiana thanks Mr. Larroque et Ms. Dides for their unfailing commitment to France. French is not a foreign language in Louisiana!