More than 250 to be sworn in as U.S. citizens at naturalization ceremony at the University of Bridgeport on September 23

More than 250 immigrants from over 50 countries will become American citizens at a naturalization ceremony hosted by the University of Bridgeport on Friday, September 23.

The time-honored swearing-in will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Mertens Theater in the Arnold Bernhard Center, 84 Iranistan Avenue.

University President Neil A. Salonen will deliver welcoming remarks.

UB is hosting the event as part of its ongoing work with the International Institute of Connecticut (IIC) on behalf of refugees and immigrants to the United States.

“The University of Bridgeport has been a critical partner in helping the IIC to realize its mission to serve the needs of the foreign-born community in Bridgeport. We’re very happy to cohost this event with UB; it’s a ceremony that really is the American Dream,” said IIC Executive Director Angela Zurowski.

The IIC and UB’s International College have collaborated on various refugee-resettlement projects for the past two years. Students from the University’s International College intern at the nonprofit, and UB alumni now work at the organization’s immigrant resettlement and anti-human-trafficking departments.
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