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Naturalization Ceremony


One hundred immigrants will take the Oath of Allegiance to become citizens of the United States. U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. ’69, P ’09, ’11, will preside at the ceremony.

Sponsored by the School of Social Work

Thursday, March 21, 2013
3:00–4:00 p.m.

Robsham Theater
Chestnut Hill Campus, Boston College

This event is open to the Boston College community.
For more information, e-mail or call 617–552–3292.



Honorable George A. O’Toole Jr.
Samantha Stoutenburg
, Clerk, Office of U.S. District Court
William P. Leahy, S.J.,
President, Boston College
Denis Riordan,
Director, USCIS District 1, U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services
Alberto Godenzi
, Dean, School of Social Work, Boston College
Terrence P. Devino, S.J.,
Vice President and University Secretary, Boston College; Chair, Sesquicentennial Celebration
Westy Egmont
, Immigrant Integration Lab Director, Graduate School of Social Work, Boston College
Kudzai Taziva,
Vice President, Undergraduate Government of Boston College

Formal Opening of Court
Samantha Stoutenburg

Posting of the Colors
Boston College ROTC Color Guard

“The Star-Spangled Banner”
BC bOp!

Terrence P. Devino, S.J.

Welcoming Remarks
Alberto Godenzi

Motion to the Court
Denis Riordan

Oath of Allegiance
Samantha Stoutenburg

Remarks to the New Citizens and Call of Countries
Honorable George A. O’Toole Jr.

University President’s Remarks
William P. Leahy, S.J.

Pledge of Allegiance
Kudzai Taziva

Congratulations to the New Citizens
Video remarks from President Barack Obama

Closing Remarks
Westy Egmont

Retirement of Colors
Boston College ROTC Color Guard

“God Bless America”
BC bOp!

Closing of Court
Samantha Stoutenburg

Recessional: “America the Beautiful”
BC bOp!



Members of BC bOp!
Victoria Mariconti
Alexandra Coyle
Matthew Hewett
Ryan Kwong
Jemima Victor
Nathan Walkowicz
Anne Wilder

About the Immigrant Integration Lab

The Graduate School of Social Work Immigrant Integration Lab helps foreign nationals make a successful transition to American democratic society. This new applied research lab explores the intersection of social work, social policy, and immigrant inclusion.
For more information about the lab visit