Two Shippensburg seniors earn awards to study in France
Two Shippensburg University seniors will study in France this summer
thanks to prestigious awards they received.
Anthony Bucher received
the Joseph Yedlicka Scholarship from the Pi Delta Phi French honors society and Felicia Franklin received the Benjamin Franklin Grant awarded by the
French Embassy in Washington, D.C.
covering travel expenses, tuition, room and board, allows him to travel
to Aix-en-Provence to attend classes at the Institute of American Universities
College for six weeks while living with a French
in France in mid-May and will also travel to other European nations before
returning to the U.S. Aug. 8 and subsequently to Shippensburg for his
final semester. “I received the award via Pi
Delta Phi by writing them a letter describing my desire to go see France and
sending letters of recommendation from my two professors, Drs. Mitaut and
Ragone,” he said. “I am very
excited to be lucky enough to receive this scholarship and I'm sure it will be
the experience of a lifetime.”
Mitaut is an assistant professor of modern languages and Dr. Agnes Ragone is a
professor of modern languages.
Franklin’s award, covering
all her travel expenses and the cost of her research, allows double majors to live
in and do and research in France. Franklin, a French and criminal justice
major, will do research on women in the police force in France during her
stay. She will be in
France from July 2 to 16 in Boulogne-Sur-Mer.
She said she also worked with Mitaut on her grant application, one of 112
reviewed by the organization.
“I am going to
conduct interviews with officers from La Police Nationale and everyday French
citizens to obtain their opinions on women in policing,” she said. “Receiving
this grant, it means the world to me. I have never been to France, but I have
always dreamt of going there since I was a little girl.”