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French Honor Society Completes Service Project, Will Initiate New Members

By Lori Wright, Media Relations
April 14, 2010

The UNH chapter of Pi Delta Phi, the French national honor society, is pleased to announce the successful completion of its annual cultural service project. With the money raised through its spring raffle, the chapter will be able to help in the rebuilding of schools in Haiti and make it easier for the young people of Haiti to look toward a brighter future.

This year’s raffle, which raised a record $1200, will benefit the Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie in Québec, Canada. Named after a former minister for education in Québec, the Foundation has a long history of investing in educational projects and already has a well established presence in Haiti. The Foundation has been vetted by the Québec government and been recognized as a legitimate and effective charitable organization that uses the funds it receives in a responsible manner and for the purposes of educating young people. All donated monies will be used to help students and schools in Haiti.

The chapter is also pleased to announce the election of seven new members who will be initiated at a ceremony to be held on May 4, 2010.

New initiates include Mallory A. Goudin, daughter of Steven and Christine Goudin of Fremont, N.H.; Margarita I. Komarova, daughter of Igor and Irina Komarova of Princeton, N. J.; Allison E. McQueen, daughter of David and Kathleen McQueen of Medford, MA.; Kayla O'Meara, daughter of Julia Sirois; Benjamin Phinney, son of Melody Chartier and David Phinney, of Exeter, N. H.; Kerry D. White, daughter of Jay and Nancy White of Wallingford, VT.; and Jenna Zullo, daughter of Gary and Barbara Zullo of Hollis, N. H. Continuing members of the chapter are Sarah A. Brown, Rachel E. Cain, Bridget E. Farmer, Corey L. Sweeney, Erin B. Thesing, Samuel C. Mansfield, Kyle Flynn, Megan E. Thunberg, and Margarite Bechis. The ceremony will be conducted by Barbara T. Cooper, professor of French and faculty moderator of the chapter, which was founded in 1999.

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