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National French Week 2012

Art Exhibit: Romanesque Journey Nanyoung Kim. October 1- December 5 @ The Scullery, 431 Evans St. Greenville NC.

Cultural Attaché Aurélie Surblé, French Consulate Atlanta. Thursday November 8, 7pm @ The Scullery. “French-American Exchange and Cooperation.”

Diner Français. Thursday November 8, 7pm @ The Scullery. Reservations required. Contact Anne-Hélène Miller.

Flim: L’Artiste. Friday November 9, 7pm in Bate 1031.

Pétanque in the Park. Sunday November 11, 3pm @ Elm Street Park Lawn Games Area (beside gym). Contact Thomas Herron.

French Harpsichord Concert: Maude Gratton. Tuesday November 13, 7pm @ The Music House, 1726 W. 5th St., Greenville NC. Reviewed by CVNC (The Classical Voice of North Carolina).

For general questions, please contact Marylaura Papalas.

Amber Heckart, Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Senior

Amber HeckartThe winner of the 2011-2012 ΦΚΦ Outstanding Senior award is Amber Heckart from Holly Ridge, NC. A graduate of the NC School of Science and Math, Amber was selected to be an EC Scholar and member of the Honors College. She was also chosen to be part of the Brody Early Assurance for Admission to Medical School program. Amber graduates in May of 2012 summa cum laude with a B.S. degree in biology and a B.A. degree in Hispanic Studies. She studied abroad for a semester in Santander, Spain, where she attended classes at the Universidad de Cantabria. She did her senior honors thesis project under the direction of Dr. David Tulis at the Brody School of Medicine investigating the biochemical mechanisms that underlie abnormal growth of vascular smooth muscle. Amber has also been involved in many service and leadership activities. She has been a volunteer tutor for chemistry, biology and physics. She served as Co-President of the ECU Spanish Club, helped raise funds for the NC Migrant Farm Worker Food Bank, and has been the Undergraduate Student Vice President for ECU’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. In Greenville, she has served with a number of organizations to volunteer ot help the local Latino population, working particularly in the Grimesland Health Clinic and the AGAPE health clinic in Washington, NC. Amber is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma and Golden Key. She was recently nominated for the Fullerton Scholarship in the Brody School of Medicine, which she will enter this fall. Amber plans to prepare for a career in primary care. Eventually, she would like to open medical clinics across eastern NC to serve the growing Hispanic population.