French Consul General visits UA Little Rock

UA Little Rock exchange students Pauline Mothu and Alice Gournay with Alexis Andres, Consul General of France

Alexis Andres, Consul General of France in Houston, Texas, visited the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Monday, Feb. 12, touring campus and visiting with French students.

Chancellor Andrew Rogerson hosted a welcome reception for Andres at the Bailey Alumni Center where the consul met with representatives from the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center and the College of Business.

“You can count on me to share what I see and discover here,” Andres told the group.

The consul also visited with French students studying at UA Little Rock, including Pauline Mothu, an exchange students pursuing a degree in counselor education, and Alice Gournay, a civil engineering major who will return home at the end of this semester. Both spoke at the reception, along with Emilie Darrigues, a Ph.D. student, in Applied Sciences at the Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences.

UA Little Rock currently has 456 international students on campus.

“We value what international students bring to campus when they decide to study here,” Chancellor Rogerson told the group.

After the reception, Andres visited the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center and toured the Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences.

His campus tour was part of an extended visit to central Arkansas. He attended a weekend event at the Clinton Library related to the exhibit “The Great Expedition: Exploring the Louisiana Purchase and its Impact on Arkansas,” and has met with city and state leaders as well.

In photo above right, UA Little Rock exchange students Pauline Mothu and Alice Gournay visit with Alexis Andres, Consul General of France.

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