Consul General Lacroix in Omaha & Lincoln (NE) to develop new partnerships
Consul General Lacroix at the Omaha Sister Cities annual Gala with Mayor Jean Stothert and former Honorary Consul of France in Nebraska and Omaha representative in France Bernie Duhaime.
On March 24-26, Consul General Lacroix and Scientific Attaché James Dat visited Nebraska to support a project of partnership between the City of Omaha and Isigny-Omaha in Normandy, France, and to promote student mobility at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Lincoln.
Consul General Lacroix discussed the importance of creating new business and education partnerships between France and the State of Nebraska with Governor Ricketts and U.S Rep. Don Bacon.
During their trip, Consul General Lacroix and Scientific Attaché Dat met faculty, staff and students at both University of Nebraska-Omaha and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. They discussed news ways to boost and diversify connections between the universities and France, student mobility, and study abroad opportunities. They presented the action of the French services for the promotion of the French language in the Midwest and shared views on the importance of teaching French. The program included visits of various colleges including research and engineering departments.
French Consul General visits UNL, eager to build Nebraska-France collaborations - Newsroom UNL
"Great evening at Omaha Sister Cities Association. Mayor Jean Stothert is keen to add Isigny-Omaha, with our support. Rep. Don Bacon spoke eloquently about the friendship between France and America. It was good to share these moments with Consul General of Japan in Chicago and Guadalupe Sánchez, Consul of Mexico in Omaha," Consul General Lacroix.
"Very friendly meeting with Governor Ricketts (r.) and Rep. Don Bacon (l.) before the Omaha Sister Cities Association gala. It is important to come to Nebraska while the Nebraskans are courageously fighting the consequences of the Nebraska floods," Consul General Lacroix.
Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert
Consul General Lacroix, Scientific attaché James Dat and French Consulate intern Leo Lorcy at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
"Productive meeting at the International Studies & Programs to upgrade and diversify connections between the University of Nebraska-Omaha and France," Consul General Lacroix.
University of Nebraska-Omaha
"Great visit at University of Nebraka-Lincoln. Our message to the Huskers: Bienvenue! We would like to see you in greater numbers in our universities. We believe in the future of French-Nebraska relations, in all domains." Consul General Lacroix.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Consul General Lacroix with Donde Plowman, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer.