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Tiffin University to Host Naturalization Ceremony

Event date: October 25, 2017

TIFFIN UNIVERSITY, Tiffin, OH—The United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, will hold a naturalization ceremony for approximately 90 immigrants at Tiffin University. More than 1,000 guests will witness the ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 in the Heminger Center. The Honorable Jack Zouhary, United States Judge, Northern District of Ohio, will preside. The ceremony will conclude at 10:30 a.m., and a small reception will follow. A live stream of the event will be available at:

Community members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Naturalization is the legal process through which a foreign citizen can become a U.S. citizen. In order to be naturalized, an applicant must first be qualified to apply for citizenship. Then, he or she must complete written paperwork, attend an interview, and pass an English and a civics test. Upon successful completion of these steps, the applicant takes an oath of loyalty, to be given at the ceremony, and becomes a citizen.

President Lillian Schumacher and Provost Peter Holbrook, Ph.D., will welcome the applicants and guests. TU Professor Sami Mejri, a naturalized U.S. citizen who is native to Tunisia, will be the guest speaker. Andrea Faber, director of financial aid, will read, “The New Colossus;” Trent Dundore, student government president, will open and close court; Quintin Fleming, student government vice president, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance; and TU student and Airman First Class, Ohio Air National Guard Nick Wheeler, will present the colors. The Tiffin University band, under the direction of Ben Herrick, will provide musical accompaniment.

For additional information, email Nancy Gilbert, executive assistant to the president, at