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.