Middlebury mourns the loss of student Thibault Lannoy, a member of the Class of 2020. President Laurie Patton sent the following message to the campus community on Friday, February 1, 2019.
Thibault Lannoy, a member of the Middlebury College Class of 2020, worked as an intern at The Knoll in the summer of 2018.
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,
I write with great sadness to report that Thibault Lannoy, a member of the Middlebury College Class of 2020, died yesterday at his parents’ home in Hong Kong.
He was 21 years old.
Thibault participated as a delegate at the Model United Nations in Singapore in 2014 and was a 2015 graduate of the French International School of Hong Kong. He spent the following year at Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass., before coming to Middlebury in the fall of 2016. He was a member of the varsity soccer teams at both his previous schools.
At Middlebury, Thibault was a member of Atwater Commons. He was majoring in physics and served as an event coordinator at the Mittelman Observatory in McCardell Bicentennial Hall. He also studied Chinese and, in the fall of 2018, became a member of Tavern Social House.
Thibault is survived by his father and mother, Stephane and Martine, and his older sister, Marion. His family plans to hold a funeral in France once arrangements can be made. We will hold a memorial service at Middlebury on or about that same day. We will provide information about that service as soon as it is available.
I know you join me in extending our deepest sympathies to Thibault’s family and friends. As we all are, they are struggling to absorb this news.
Our residential life team, counseling staff, and chaplains at the Scott Center stand by ready to help any community member who would like support at this difficult time. I strongly encourage students who would like additional assistance to contact your Commons dean, or the Scott Center at 802-443-5626, or the counseling staff in the Parton Center at 802-443-5141.
Please do take care and stay connected with each other. Feel free to reach out to any of us.