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November 11, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Eric Letourneaux Sworn in as a U.S. Citizen

Eric Letourneaux, center, 42, takes the citizenship oath with about 75 others before the Columbus International Festival. Photo by Kristen Zeis, Columbus Dispatch

Eric Letourneaux, center, 42, takes the citizenship oath with about 75 others before the Columbus International Festival. Photo by Kristen Zeis, Columbus Dispatch

Eric Letourneaux, Lecturer and Listening & Speaking Skill Coordinator in the Ohio Program of Intensive English, was sworn in as a U.S. citizen on Nov. 8 at the Columbus International Festival, reports the Columbus Dispatch.

Eric Letourneaux, 42, came to this country from France to attend graduate school — and never left. He, too, became a citizen yesterday.

“It was more of a relief than anything else,” said Letourneaux, a listening and speaking skill coordinator for Ohio University’s Department of Linguistics.

On his first day as a citizen, he planned to do something to help the economy of his new country.

“I’m going shopping,” Letourneaux. “I need some work pants.”

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