AUAP senior instructor Laura Carney, second from left, takes the oath to become a U.S. citizen at an event on the Western Washington University campus. At Carney's right is Marjorie Duke, formerly a citizen of India. To Carney's left are Jasmine Russell, formerly of Canada, and Van Le, formerly of Vietnam. Photo by Matthew Anderson | WWU
The six new U.S. citizens pose for photos with Earl Gibbons, WWU vice provost for extended education, after the ceremony. Photo by Matthew Anderson | WWU
Laura Carney, a senior instructor teaching American studies in Western's Asia University America Program, is now a citizen of the United States. Carney, formerly a Canadian, joined five others from Canada, Guatemala, India and Vietnam in taking the oath to become naturalized U.S. citizens at an event today on campus.
It was the first time that citizenship oaths have been administered on campus. Carney's AUAP students attended the event.