Honored French citizens

  • LTC Eric Merck: Building bridges of shared values

    Helicopter-pilot, teacher, wine-lover, grandfather, Lieutenant Colonel Eric Merck is a man with a mission.

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  • Cloe Amara, a harding-working, fun-loving manager

    Where does one go after winning a world championship at age 17 in the French martial art of Combat Cane? For Cloe Amara, park manager of North America’s first treetop obstacle course, the answer was both simple and literal: why, up of course!

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  • Olivier Rixe: Reshaping Georgia’s healthcare landscape

    At the head of the Experimental Therapeutic Trails Program sits one of France’s most internationally recognized medical oncologists, Olivier Rixe, M.D.

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  • Manuela Bornstein: Preserving memory

    Born in Paris in 1933, Manuela Bornstein has spent most of her life in the U.S. as a mother, a travel agent, and musician. Through the oral transmission of her story and of the many who risked their lives to ensure hers during the German occupation of France, Manuela carries on the legacy of preserving memory.

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  • Monsieur Contraste : Jean-Christian Rostagni

    Jean-Christian Rostagni has built a career around the middle ground of opposition, where he proudly blends aesthetics and techniques of two opposing schools of photography.

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  • Lionel Vatinet’s recipe for success

    Unlike many bakers, Lionel Vatinet wasn’t “born in the kneading trough”, yet today, he has found his niche as a master baker, consultant, and entrepreneur, making the French community in the U.S. proud.

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  • Thierry Boutet: The Tenacious Art Conservator

    Despite his “poor” English, Thierry Boutet arrived with his family in Atlanta in 2010 with a skill, and above that, a passion for one of the most specialized fields out there: art conservation. His tenacious spirit carried him through and proved to be a tremendous asset in securing a job as Assistant Conservator of Paintings at the southeast’s largest conservation facility, the Atlanta Art Conservation Center.

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  • Claire Berger, graphene alchemist

    For Claire Berger, music, science, family, Atlanta, and her university— make up the components of a productive union.

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  • A man of many talents : Jean-Marie Edouard Mille

    Jean-Marie Edouard Mille—fluent in English, German with a moderate level of Spanish and Italian—has wielded his love of languages into a powerful tool that has opened him up to a world of opportunity and discovery. Well-adjusted in the community with many American friends, he and his wife are also very implicated in the Alliance Francaise of Columbia. As president of the association, Mille enjoys creating events that bring people together and celebrate the French language and culture.

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  • Christof Veillon : man of many passions

    It is said that there are two kinds of people : those who are led by their heads, and those who are led by their hearts. Regarding Christof Veillon there is no question as to what kind of man he is, for it was out of love of acting that he pursued his career, and it was his love for a woman that brought him to Atlanta.

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