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Flore Zephir

Flore Zéphir Memorial Fund

This fund honors Professor Flore Zéphir, a faculty member at MU from 1988 until 2017. A passionate advocate for students and faculty alike, Dr. Zéphir earned many of MU’s highest honors. She received a Kemper Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching in 2003 and a Faculty-Alumni Award in 2004. Dr. Zéphir was a beloved teacher, scholar, and campus leader, who acted with integrity and kindness in all that she did. Her scholarly expertise was foreign language instruction, French linguistics, and Haiti and the Haitian diaspora in the United States. Dedicated to serving others, she was a member of Faculty Council and was twice elected as Chair of the Department of Romance Languages. She will be sorely missed by all who loved her.  This fund honors her legacy with support for graduate student research and travel in the Department of Romance Languages.