French government honors University of Rhode Island professor

LARS ERICKSON, an associate professor of French and director of the French International Engineering Program at the University of Rhode Island, will be named a Chevalier of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the government of France at a ceremony later this spring at the Consulate General of France in Boston. / COURTESY URI/NORA LEWIS
LARS ERICKSON, an associate professor of French and director of the French International Engineering Program at the University of Rhode Island, will be named a Chevalier of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the government of France at a ceremony later this spring at the Consulate General of France in Boston. / COURTESY URI/NORA LEWIS
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Under the tenure of Lars Erickson, associate professor of French and director of the French International Engineering Program at the University of Rhode Island, the program has grown from a 20-student enrollment to 70 students in 15 years. Many of the students he has taught have interned at French companies and gone…

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