Kettering to host naturalization ceremony

Jan 7, 2005

More than 100 new Americans will become citizens at a ceremony on campus Friday, Jan. 14.

Kettering University will host a United States naturalization ceremony Friday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m., in the International Room on the fifth floor of the Campus Center. Between 100 and 300 new Americans are expected to be sworn in.

The campus host is Dr. David Doherty, vice president of International Relations and Governmental Activities. Deborah Pascoe, executive director of the International Institute of Flint, will serve as emcee for the event and Congressman Dale Kildee and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Detroit District Director Carol Jenifer will speak. The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Juan Mestas, chancellor of the University of Michigan-Flint, followed by the swearing-in ceremony conducted by Judge Gadola.

Special invitees included Senator Carl Levin, Senator Debbie Stabenow and Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm.

Representatives of Social Security, Immigration, Voter Registration and the U.S. Post Office (passports) will be on hand to provide services for the new citizens

Written by Dawn Hibbard