Dr. Elizabeth Rhodes Awarded at Xavier University [fr]
Dr. Elizabeth Rhodes was recognized as a Knight of the Order of Academic Palmes by the Consul General of France at Xavier University, where she served for 26 years. Dr. Rhodes specializes in education and is a passionate advocate of Creole culture in Louisiana.
With this distinction, the French Republic honors Dr. Rhodes as an ally to francophonie in the United States. She is a member of the Alliance française, and has dedicated her life to education in her hometown of New Orleans.
Dr. Rhodes has worked tirelessly towards the rapprochement between Louisiana and the French Antilles, in partnership with the Consul general. She accompanied the Louisiana delegation to Martinique and Guadeloupe last November for a historic visit of Creole cooperation.
During the beautiful and moving ceremony, Dr. Rhodes was surrounded by her colleagues, friends and family. The Vice-President of the Xavier University was also present in honor of the occasion.
Félicitations Dr. Rhodes, chère Elizabeth !