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Alumnus and French Teacher Honored as Expert on Franco-American Culture

June 27, 2012

Laurie Morrissey
Communications and Marketing
(603) 656-6047

Robert Perreault, college alumnus and French teacher was selected as Franco-American of the Year by the Franco-American Society of Manchester, NHRobert Perreault, a member of the Class of 1972 and a longtime teacher of conversational French at Saint Anselm College, was selected as the Franco-American of the Year by the Franco-American Centre in Manchester, N.H.

Perreault is well-known as an expert on Manchester history and New England Franco-American culture. He is a writer, public speaker, and historical tour guide, and has published several books, more than 150 articles, essays and short stories, as well as a novel, "L'Heritage"and two books.

Perreault is the former librarian and archivist of the mostly French-language collection that was transferred from the Association Canado-Americaine in Manchester to the lower level of Geisel Library in 2009, and he selected the current collection of 3,000 volumes that serves as a resource to researchers on both sides of the border.