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Thierry Rignol '12 organizes vigil in support of Paris

Shocked by the devastating attacks in France last November, Rice alumnus and native Parisian Thierry Rignol '12 organized a candlelight vigil in Houston to show support for those affected by the attacks. In addition to being a consultant for the energy and gas industry in Houston and the president of the Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce, Rignol is president of the Union of French People Abroad, representing half a dozen southern states and several thousand French citizens living abroad in the U.S. 

Read more at Chron.com >>

View photos of vigil at HoustonPress >>

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