Maurie Samuels named “Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques”

May 26, 2022

Message from Pierre Saint-Amand, Chair:

Maurice Samuels has been recently recognized by the French Government. He has been inducted as Chevalier (Knight) dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, “Pour services rendus à la culture française” by order of the Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale (December 2021). Congratulations to Maurie! We know no one more deserving of that distinction than him.

The Ordre des Palmes Académiques was founded by Napoleon in 1806 to honor educators and scholars, and since 1866 has been open to foreign nationals for their “contributions to French culture”. A violet ribbon is attached to the medallion, consisting of a pair of violet-enamelled palm branches.