New citizens sworn in May 3 at Miller Auditorium
May 1, 2002
KALAMAZOO -- Some 500 new American citizens who will be sworn in Friday, May 3, when the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service holds a naturalization ceremony at WMU's Miller Auditorium.
A crowd of about 2,500 is expected to attend the event, which
will take place at 2:30 p.m. U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, Kalamazoo
Mayor Robert Jones and Dr. Fredrick J. Dobney, Western Michigan
University provost and vice president for academic affairs, are
among the officials who will be on hand to greet the new citizens.
The ceremony is being coordinated by the Detroit office of the INS, which serves the entire state of Michigan. The International Instute of Detroit is co-sponsoring the event, and WMU will act as the host. A brief reception will follow the ceremony.
Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, firstname.lastname@example.org
Media note: Members of the media are encouraged to photograph the event and may interview new citizens and their families.