Stockton to Host Naturalization Ceremony

For Immediate Release


Contact:         Maryjane Briant
                        News and Media Relations Director
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
                        (609) 652-4593

Galloway, N.J. – The Stockton Center for Community Engagement (SCCE) will host a Naturalization Ceremony for over 20 candidates who will become U.S. citizens on Friday, May 5 at 10 a.m. in the Board of Trustees Room on the Galloway campus.

Ya-Mai Chen, Mount Laurel field office director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), will administer the Oath of Allegiance. Stockton community members and some participants of the naturalization classes sponsored by Stockton are expected among the candidates. The guest speaker will be Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian. 

“Part of the mission of the SCCE is to strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility. Offering naturalization classes and hosting the Naturalization Ceremony speaks to our mission. We look forward to hosting this ceremony every spring,” said Merydawilda Colon, executive director of the center.

Classes on how to become a U.S. citizen are offered every Tuesday at the Carnegie Center, 35 S. Dr. MLK Blvd. in Atlantic City, from 6 - 7:30 p.m., through Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

The naturalization classes are facilitated by SCCE Student Fellows Paola De Los Santos and Alejandra Londono supported by Jessie K. Finch, assistant professor of Sociology at Stockton.