University of Findlay Holds 2022 Naturalization Ceremony
The University of Findlay hosted a naturalization ceremony on Wednesday, April 20 where approximately 60 individuals became United States citizens. During the event, which was held in the University’s Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex, 27 countries were represented by individuals who received certificates of citizenship.
The Honorable Judge Mary Ann Whipple of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, presided over the ceremony and gave the oath of citizenship. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Officer Patrick Arasim presented the certificates. Others who participated in ceremony proceedings include Darin Fields, Ph.D., University of Findlay vice president for Academic Affairs and faculty dean; Heather Brimmer, Student Government Association president; and Emma Smith, Student Government Association sergeant at arms.
The following local high school students gave remarks to provide insight on various aspects on U.S. citizenship:
- Findlay High School Senior Anne Traver discussed the benefits of citizenship
- Cory-Rawson High School Senior Jenna Hartman explained the rights of citizenship
- Liberty-Benton High School Senior Vanessa Heck, detailed the responsibilities of citizenship
- McComb High School Senior Dominic Sheeks gave an account of life stories of citizenship
Music for the event was provided by UF Choirs, conducted by SeaHwa Jung, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, along with the Liberty-Benton High School Band, conducted by Tom Holben.
A recording of the Ceremony is available on UFTV’s YouTube Channel.