September 29-30: Visit of Caroline Pasquier, Deputy Consul, to Hattiesburg, MS


Caroline Pasquier, Deputy Consul at the Consulate General of France in Atlanta will visit Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on September 29-30, 2011. This visit has three main objectives: to present Keltoum Rowland, the new honorary consul of France to Hattiesburg, to the local French community; to honor American WWII veterans; and to give a presentation on the ties connecting France and the American Southeast—particularly through the activity of the consulate—to students at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM).


On September 29, Caroline Pasquier will officially present Keltoum Rowland, the new honorary consul of France to Hattiesburg, to the local French community as well as to the city authorities, in particular Johny Dupree, Mayor of Hattiesburg, and Robert Lyman, Provost of USM. The region of southern Mississippi counts about one hundred people, and receives numerous French citizens passing through—drawn to this historical and musical birthplace on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

During this reception, 3 World War II veterans will be honored. Caroline Pasquier will express the eternal gratitude of France and the French people to those who fought for peace and liberty in 1944-1945.


Caroline Pasquier will also share before students of USM on the ties that unite France and the Southeastern United States, particularly through the activity of the Consulate General of France in Atlanta.

Finally, she will attend a concert of the French bassist, François Rabbath, organized by the university on the occasion of « Vive la France » week.

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