Donald Hoffman Memorial Grant Awards Ceremony [fr]
Thanks to a partnership between the French American Chamber of Commerce- Gulf Coast Chapter and the Consulate, the Donald Hoffman Memorial Grant supports students or young professionals working on a project related to francophonie in Louisiana.
The grant was created in memory of Donald Hoffman, who founded the chamber in 1983 and passed away in 2012 during his second tenure as president.
This year, three projects were awarded :
· « Télé-Louisiane »,
Digital media company highlighting current Louisiana cultural events in French. This project was submitted by Will McGrew.
· “ Long-term effects of heavy metal pollution on the ancestral lands of the Native American tribe of Pointe-au-Chien ”, research project led by Nathalie Clarke, ecology and evolutionary biology student at Tulane University, which links environmental preservation and linguistic protection of the francophone Native American tribes of Pointe-au-Chien.
· « Le Tintamarre » newest French newspaper in Louisiana led by Marisa Ramsey with students of Centenary College in Shreveport.
Congratulations to the three recipients, each project contributes in its own way to the promotion of francophone cultures in Louisiana!