New Student Citizens

OCC student Lenoi Carter (left) becomes an American citizen. He's joined on stage by (left to right) New York State Supreme Court Justice James C. Tormey, OCC President Dr. Casey Crabill and Jevar Carter (his brother).

OCC student Lenoi Carter (left) becomes an American citizen. He’s joined on stage by (left to right) New York State Supreme Court Justice James C. Tormey, OCC President Dr. Casey Crabill and his brother, Jevar Carter.

Israa Khaleel (left) and her father, Firas Aldein become American citizens.

Israa Khaleel (left) and her father, Firas Aldein become American citizens.

Two current OCC students became American citizens during a Naturalization ceremony November 17 in Storer Auditorium.

Lenoi Carter is a native of Jamaica who was sworn-in. The Engineering Science major is a member of international honor society Phi Theta Kappa and the student representative on the College’s Board of Trustees. Carter will earn his degree in May 2016.

Israa Khaleel also became a new U.S. citizen. She’s a native of Syria who moved to Iraq before settling in Syracuse. She graduated from Henninger High School in 2013. Khaleel is a Mathematics and Science major and member of international honor society Phi Theta Kappa. She will graduate in December 2015. Her father, Firas Aldein was also sworn-in during the ceremony.

A total of 83 people from 31 countries became American citizens. Fifth District Administrative Judge and New York State Supreme Court Justice James C. Tormey administered the oath for citizenship.

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