VCU to host naturalization event
9/14/2023, 6 p.m.
Virginia Commonwealth University will host up to 600 people in a naturalization ceremony 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in the Stuart C. Siegel Center at 1200 W. Broad St.
Judge David J. Novak of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia will preside over the ceremony, according to a VCU announcement. Sanjiv Yajnik, president of Financial Services at Capital One, a member of the Capital One Executive Committee and a naturalized U.S. citizen, will deliver the keynote address.
Fotis Sotiropoulos, VCU provost, senior vice president for academic affairs and a naturalized U.S. citizen also will speak on behalf of the university.
“Participating in this ceremony is an honor that reminds me of when I became a proud, naturalized citizen some 23 years ago,” Mr. Sotiropoulos said in a statement.
“I am eternally grateful for the chance I received to pursue and realize my version of the American dream, and I wish our new fellow citizens all the best as they pursue the endless pos- sibilities that are now opening to them.”