Naturalization Ceremony at Cincinnati State delayed until 3 p.m.

March 26, 2015

Robert White
Media Relations/Communications Coordinator
(513) 569-4775 (office)
(859) 468-6640 (cell)


Naturalization Ceremony at Cincinnati State delayed until 3 p.m.

The ceremony originally scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. today has been pushed 
back to 3 p.m. because of logistical issues. 

Original details of the event are below; time has been revised.
Cincinnati State will host one of the region’s largest annual naturalization ceremonies on Friday, March 27. 

The ceremony will begin about 3 p.m. in the Conference Center (Main 342-246) at Cincinnati State’s 
Clifton campus. Musical entertainment and other preliminary activities will start at approximately 12:45 p.m.

U.S. District Court Judge Michael Barrett is scheduled to swear in approximately 80 new citizens from 38 
countries. Cincinnati State President O’dell Moreno Owens – whose grandfather, Antonio Moreno, came 
to the United States in the early 1900s from Mexico – will give remarks prior to the ceremony.

Cincinnati State has been hosting a major naturalization ceremony for the past decade. In addition to gifts 
and refreshments for new citizens and their families, volunteers from the college are providing day care 
services for children, logistical support and some of the pre-event entertainment – Mayesha Amin, a 
student from Bangladesh, will perform a dance a traditional dance along with her sister, Raisa.

Reaching beyond American borders is part of the daily life of Cincinnati State. International students 
typically account for about 4 percent of the college’s overall enrollment and come from more than 85 
nations. In addition to offering English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, the college maintains an 
Office of International Affairs, as well as a variety of support services for international students.   

For more information about Friday’s event, please contact Andrea Cheng, ESL Program Chair, at (513) 
569-4848 or

Cincinnati State ( enrolls about 10,600 students and offers more than 130 
associate degree and certificate programs in business technologies, health and public safety, engineering 
technologies, humanities and sciences and information technologies. Cincinnati State has one of the 
most comprehensive co-op programs among two-year colleges in the U.S.