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Professor Vicki Birchfield, from Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, bestowed one of France’s highest civilian honors.
Jean-Marie Rausch, former Mayor of Metz and founding father of Georgia Tech-Europe, died on January 5th, 2024, at the age of 94.
Vice Provost Kippelen Honored with Prestigious French National Order of Merit Bernard Kippelen receiving the Knight of the French National Order of Merit on Nov. 6, 2023 at the Residence of France in Atlanta. In the photo are (L-R): Yves Berthelot, Beth Cabrera, Ángel Cabrera, Virginie Kippelen, Bernard Kippelen, Steve McLaughlin, Marta H. Garcia, John McIntyre, and Anne-Laure Desjonquères. agappell3

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The recognition, bestowed by the President of the French Republic, recognizes Bernard Kippelen's dedication to fostering research and academic collaboration between France and America.
Physicist Claire Berger has been awarded the Chevalier dans L'ordre des Palmes Académiques for her groundbreaking graphene research — and her work on strengthening ties between U.S. and French scientists.