The Palmes were also awarded to Jacqueline Vellas, department manager, and Matteo Valenza, director of the IUT. Congratulations to them!
This ceremony took place at the IUT of Montpellier-Sète. In the presence of Philippe Augé, president of the University of Montpellier, and Bruno Fabre, DGS of the University.
The Palmes académiques, were instituted under this name by Napoleon I in 1808 to honor members of the University (including then the high schools) with three grades: holders, officers of the University and officers of the Academies. The terms of their award were extended in 1866 to non-teaching persons who had rendered eminent services to education; they became a decoration.
The decree of October 4, 1955, signed by the President of the Republic, René Coty, instituted the Order of Academic Palms with the grades of knight, officer and commander.
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