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Student wins prestigious French scholarship (Released: 12/15/95)

by Thomas Becher, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- A University of Connecticut senior has received the Barberet-Gilliam Scholarship for Excellence in French.

Janine Letellier of Windsor Locks is completing a distinguished undergraduate career in the Honors Program with a 3.77 grade-point average. The senior French major plans a career in public school education.

Letellier spent her junior year at UConn's program at the University of Paris.

The scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding senior majoring in French or a student who has shown a commitment to studying French through upper-division course work, said Gene Barbaret, chair of the scholarship committee.

The scholarship, established in honor of B. June Gilliam, professor of French from 1968 until her death in 1983, and Barbaret, professor of French from 1949 until his retirement in 1989, is the most prestigious in French at the University.

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