MATC hosts naturalization ceremony

On March 8 in the Cooley Auditorium at MATC’s downtown campus, 131 people were naturalized and welcomed into the United States of America as official citizens. Over 44 countries were recognized by Magistrate Judge David E. Jones, followed by a compelling speech greeting all of America’s new citizens. Students and non-students proudly presented their loyalty to our country by saying the oath of allegiance. Afterwards, pictures were taken with Judge Jones, proudly holding their citizenship forms. Outside of the auditorium were volunteers helping people to register to vote. The ceremony was a beautiful and influential event, and filled the room with happy tears and smiles.