Flagler College and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will hold a Naturalization Ceremony on Feb. 21 in the Lewis Auditorium for approximately 50 individuals as part of the college’s Inaugural Week for new President Dr. Joseph G. Joyner.
Joyner, who is the fourth president in the history of the college, began work in July 2017. His inauguration on Feb. 24 is being celebrated with a week of activities centered around the theme of “Citizenship in a Diverse Democracy.” As part of that week, the Naturalization Ceremony will involve approximately 50 people taking the Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America, thereby completing the process of becoming a U.S. citizen.
The ceremony will take place at noon and is open to the public. Dr. Joyner will give the welcome address, and naturalized citizen and Associate Professor of Education Edwidge Bryant will give the keynote address. Naturalized citizen and Flagler Head Men’s Soccer Coach John Lynch will offer closing remarks, and the Flagler College Chamber Choir led by Assistant Professor Kip Taisey will perform the national anthem.
A small reception for newly naturalized citizens and their guests will take place immediately following the ceremony.