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Member Spotlight: Raymond Cormier
Raymond (Joseph) Cormier retired with his wife to Carrboro in 2010. Most recently, he served for fourteen years as visiting professor in the English and Modern Languages Department of Longwood University (Virginia), where he was named "First Gent Emeritus" in 2010.
His degree from Harvard is a Ph.D. (1967) in Romance and Celtic languages and literatures. After an MA at Stanford (1962, French), he taught at Harvard, Tufts, the University of Virginia and Temple University, among other posts and various awards. His speciality is medieval comparative literature, particularly pre-1200 texts in French, Latin, and Celtic. His latest monograph, _The Methods of Medieval Translators: A Comparison of the Latin Text of Virgil's Aeneid with its Old French Adaptations_ was published by Mellen in 2011.
His wife of 50+ years, Patricia Picard Cormier, was president of Longwood University (1996-2011). They have two grown children and two grandchildren.