Lohez Foundation 2013 Awards Ceremony Hosted By French Consul General in NYC

Lohez Foundation 2013 Awards Ceremony Hosted By French Consul General in NYC

The French Consul General in New York City, Mr. Bertrand Lortholary, presided during the May 1, 2013, Awards Ceremony at the French Consulate in New York, recognizing the 2013 student recipients of the Lohez Foundation Scholarships. It was the first such occasion in which two French students studying at universities in China were recognized for their achievements.

 

Guests arrived to the sounds of the New York University-based classical violin duo, Ms Lydia Brown (right) and Ms. Celine Reyes (left), who offered a selection of musical works by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Mouret, Saint-Saens and Shostakovich. Guests were immediately treated to a selection of superb passed hors d’oeuvres, catered by Diane Gordon Catering, accompanied by fine red and white wines provided through a generous donation from Pernod Ricard USA.

The MC for the Awards Ceremony was Professor Daniel Duchamp, Head of the Department of Computer Science in the Schaefer School of Engineering and Science at Stevens Institute of Technology.

“Recently,” Dr. Duchamp said in his opening remarks, “I had the honor of chairing the Selection Committee that determined which candidates would be awarded this year’s Lohez Scholarships. In the process, I came to know and appreciate the mission and purpose of the foundation and its history.”

Duchamp noted that the Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation was created in 2005 by Dening Wu Lohez in memory of her late husband. “As Dening has explained in numerous media interviews,” said Duchamp, “her chief aim was to help bridge the cultural gap that she perceived to be widening between France, the land of Jerome’s birth, and the US, which had become their adopted home as a married couple.”

Duchamp (below, right) reminded the audience that both Jérôme and Dening had met as graduate students at Stevens, accounting for the “close and deepening bond between Stevens Institute and the Lohez Foundation,” adding that “the foundation also benefits from a significant collaboration with the Alliance Program at Columbia University, where Dening Lohez is also an alumna of the School of International and Public Affairs.”

Before the awards presentation, mention was also made of some of the evening’s other honored guests, beginning with Consul General Lortholary (left), and the French Elected Representative for the Eastern United States, Mr. Richard Ortoli, who earlier had presented Ms. Lohez with the Chevalier Medal of the French National Order of Merit for outstanding international service.

Also in attendance were Dr. Michael S. Bruno, Dean of the Schaefer School of Engineering & Science at Stevens; Dr. Gregory Prastacos, Dean of the Howe School of Technology Management at Stevens; Monsieur Patrice Beliard, CEO of Beauté Prestige International, whose company creates, develops and markets the fragrances of Issey Miyake, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Narciso Rodriguez; Mr. Allan Chapin, Chairman of the Board of the French-American Foundation; Mr. Martin Bischoff, Managing Director of the French-American Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Ann Bynoe, Chair of the Economics Department at Pace University; Ms. Nicole Panzica, Student Representative to the Ramapo College Board of Trustees, and Associate for Creative Marketing with Tranquility49 LLC, media consultants to the Lohez Foundation; and Ms. Dawn Da Silva, Assistant Vice President for Development, Stevens.

Thanks were also given to Mr. Yann Yochum, Deputy Consul, Head of Press and Politics, for the kind assistance of his office; and Mrs. Anne-Sophie Bris, for her assistance in coordinating the evening’s events.

Dr. Duchamp also extended Ms. Lohez’ thanks to the Event Committee that assembled to work on the Awards Ceremony, chaired by Ms. Sharen Glennon (below left, with husband Mr. Geraldo Nogueiro), Stevens Institute of Technology; assisted by Dr. Duchamp; Mr. Patrick Berzinski, Tranquility49 LLC; Mr. Stephane Bouniol, Credit Suisse;Ms. Yu-chen Juang, Fordham University; Ms. Grace Lieberman, New York University; and Ms. Amandine Tristani, Pace University.

Mr. Bouniol, Vice President at Credit Suisse, co-founding board member of the Lohez Foundation, and representative of EPITA, from which institution he holds a dual graduate degree in concert with Stevens Institute, presented the first award to a 2013 Lohez Scholar, Monsieur Alexandre Montfort (right), who is completing a dual graduate degree from EPITA and Stevens Institute of Technology.

The second award was presented by a 2012 Lohez Scholar, Mr. Andres Lizcano Rodriguez, dual degree recipient from Sciences Po and the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. Andres presented to his classmate and 2013 Lohez Scholar, Monsieur Côme Dechery (below right), Sciences Po and Columbia University-SIPA.

Presenting the third scholarship award of the evening was Ms. Barbara Wing, co-founding board member of the Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Foundation. She presented to 2013 Lohez Scholar, Madamoiselle Roxane Cassehgari (below left), Sciences Po and Columbia University Law School.

Dr. Duchamp then mentioned that the Lohez Foundation expanded its reach in 2012 to include alliances with universities in China. Two scholars from France studying in China were chosen to receive awards from the Lohez Foundation. One, Monsieur Silvio Ghiglione, has been completing studies between the Université Paul Valéry and the Beijing Normal University; the other, Madamoiselle Louise Battus, has been completing a joint degree between Sciences Po and Shanghai Fudan University.

A brief piece of video coverage from Shanghai Television’s English-language news was then screened for the assembled group, showing a ceremony that was held last November at the home of French Consul General Emmanuel Lenain in Shanghai, attended by Ms. Lohez and the two Lohez Scholars in China.

Before the evening drew to a close, Dr. Duchamp summed up the themes of the Awards Ceremony: “The Lohez Foundation professes an impressive humanitarian vision, focused on cultivating a class of global leaders with a truly global outlook. The organization is now looking to build its executive and advisory boards, its academic and corporate alliances, and to grow its modest endowment into a competitive resource for increased cultural exchange and mutual understanding. If anyone here wishes to become part of that effort,” he concluded, “or knows someone who might, now or in the near future, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Lohez to schedule a discussion of the possibilities and the opportunities that lie ahead.”


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2014-2015年度杰罗姆. 洛汉斯911奖学金获奖者

2014-2015年度杰罗姆. 洛汉斯911奖学金获奖者

 Lohez基金会非常自豪的宣布2014-2015年度的获奖者,他们代表着目前Lohez国际学者的杰出水准。这个出众的团体当中也包括了我们第三批中-法国际学者。

Camille Andrieu, 2014

(法国,巴黎政治学院-复旦大学,双硕士学位-欧亚国际事务)

Camille在高中和大学期间曾经被选为国家级的运动员。她先后在从Institute of Political Studies (IEP)以及巴黎大学取得了政治学和法律的学位。

在读IEP前两年期间,她以出色的成绩,从200个学生当中脱颖而出,获得了在美国密西根州立大学学习的资格。

目前是她在读双硕士学位的第二年,Camille主要研究中国和欧盟的双边关系。她计划利用Lohez奖学金和中国政府助国际学生奖学金完成她的学业以及伦敦政治经济学院—北京大学暑期学校的学习。

在参与过了14年的联合国外交和国际关系项目后,Camille希望从事在法国外交部处理对中关系的工作。


 

Barbara Crépeau, 2014

(法国,ÉPITA -斯蒂文斯理工学学院,双硕士学位)

Barbara 即将在法国完成她的计算机硕士学位的最后一学期的学习。她主修实时和嵌入式系统。在2015年,她将来到斯蒂文斯理工学院攻读计算机领域的双学位。

来到美国学习是Barbara儿时的梦想。她对着个人人自由,文化百家,平等主义的美国价值观向往已久。

她期待在斯蒂文斯学习时,会体验到大纽约地区的富有活力的文化和商业环境的多样性。

“有很多初创公司(在纽约)”,Barbara说,“人们需要去探索和创新一些想法,去把握住新的商业机会。在纽约诞生里很多新的科技公司:Tumblr, Etsy, Kayak, Shutterstock。这些纽约的初创公司表明,硅谷并没有垄断科技创新领域。”

Barbara把他的赴美留学之旅当做一次新的探索,“一个新的开始,一个伟大的国家。这将扩展我的视野,是我了解更多,进步跟多,并为未来做着更好的准备”,她说。


 

Soliman Elcheikh, 2014

(法国,哥伦比亚大学—巴黎政治学院,双学士学位)

Soliman Elcheikh目前是就读哥伦比亚大学—巴黎政治学院联合项目的一位大二学生。他在学习当中接触到的多元文化已经成为他生活的一部分。

Soliman在埃及出生,后来被送到法国读书。在家中,他也受到了母亲的德国文化背景的影响。在今天,哥伦比亚大学—巴黎政治学院的游学经历,使他他沉浸于美国文化之中。

早在其出国游学之前,Soliman就领悟到了很多重要的价值观:宽容,倾听,接受不同。

“这些价值观(如上),是Lohez基金会的灵魂”, 他说。“文化和教育交流是一个可以改善世界的强大的工具。我会付出我个人的努力来成为这种变化的一部分。”


 

Juliette Faure, 2014

(法国,哥伦比亚大学—巴黎政治学院,双硕士学位)

作为一位“政治与经济”专业的学生,Juliette不仅是一个思想家,而且是一位促进国际发展的使者。她曾离开巴黎去印度考察和学习。

在与经济学家Jean Drèze结识以后,Juliette参加了印度政府对恰尔肯德邦地区(印度最贫穷的地区之一)的援助工作队伍,同时对印度农村就业保障法实施实况评估。她掌握的印地语起到了很到的重要作用,她成功的融入当地人组成的团队之中。

在来到哥伦比亚大学之前的一年,Juliette选择去缅甸去获得新的实践经验。在那,她参加了NGO “绿莲花”环保组织。

Juliette的理想的工作领域是公共政策建议,她想帮助各国设计有效的发展战略。她期待的申请到政治学博士的学习,她的研究将主要集中到宪政自由主义和民主之间的区别。


 

Paloma Moritz, 2014

(法国,巴黎政治学院-复旦大学,双硕士学位)

Paloma认为自己是一位世界公民。在她的学习和生活中,她一直寻求新的挑战和新的文化方式去了解目前这个全球化的世界。对全球化的探索,一直在她的学术选择上起到了很到的作用。

在完成她在巴黎政治学院和加州圣巴巴拉大学的本科学习后,Paloma开始了她在巴黎政治学院-复旦大学(传媒双硕士学位)的学习。她相信这是一个正确的选择。“我在中,法,美三国的教育经验无疑在将来是 一笔巨大的财富”,她说。

Paloma描述她对中国文化和社会的发现为“日常奇迹”,她希望能够在这个“有趣的国家”开阔她的职业视野。

她设计的专业项目反映她的创造力和对传媒的兴趣。在搬到上海之前,她在一家法国传媒公司花了一年的时间去调查国际问题,和学习纪录片的制作。

Paloma还有着其他的亮点。她曾担任主持人,新闻编辑和雅虎政治节目的采访者。她采访了众多著名的法国政治家,比如让 – 路易·博洛,让·吕克·梅朗雄,布鲁诺乐霾热,亨利Guaino瓦莱丽Pécresse和纳贾特Vallaud Belkacem。

作为一个有抱负的记者,Paloma的愿望是收集和报道新闻给世界范围内的观众,让他们了解到当代社会的问题。她在努力朝这个方向前进。

 


 

2015年度Jérôme Lohez奖学金评选委员会

非常感谢我们的评选委员会成员,他们投入的宝贵的时间和精力,用他们的经验和专业知识去选拨新的奖学金获得者。以下是我们奖学金评选委员会成员。

Michael zur Muehlen (奖学金评选委员会主席,斯蒂文斯理工学学,The Howe School,院长)

Anne Waters (哥伦比亚大学,国际关系学院副院长)

Eleonora Russo (巴黎政治学院,教授)

Hong Bing(复旦大学,传媒学院副院长)

Yitian Huang(复旦大学,国际关系学院教授)

Stephane Bouniol (瑞士信贷集团,副总裁)

Côme J. Dechery (世界银行,顾问分析师)

Sharen Glennon (斯蒂文斯理工学学院,The Howe School, 副主任)

Patrick A. Berzinski (奖学金评选委员会见证人,Tranquility49 LLC, CEO)