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Cannes Film Festival committee member visits Shepherd

Lisa Welch (c.), president of the Shepherdstown Film Society, hosted Richard Patry, a member of the Cannes Film Festival committee, at a cocktail reception. Also pictured is President Mary J.C. Hendrix.

Richard Patry, president of the French Federation of Cinema Owners and a member of the Cannes Film Festival committee, recently visited Shepherd. Dr. Lois Jarman, director of the Intensive English Language program, invited him to campus to thank him for sponsoring three Shepherd students as Cannes Festival interns. Shepherd had interns in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

While visiting Shepherd, Shepherdstown Film Society President Lisa Welch hosted a cocktail hour in his honor on April 3 at her home.