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County Clerk Kendall to Administer Oath of Allegiance at Naturalization Ceremony in Hyde Park

Published: 5/30/2019

For More Information Contact:

Catherine Durland (845) 486-2133

cdurland@dutchessny.gov

Poughkeepsie, New York:             A naturalization ceremony will take place on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Henry A.  Wallace  Visitor and Education Center at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, 4079 Albany Post Road in the Town of Hyde Park.  Dutchess County Clerk Bradford H. Kendall will administer the Oath of Allegiance to approximately fifty individuals.  The Honorable Tracy C. MacKenzie, Acting New York State Supreme Court Justice and Dutchess County Family Court Judge will preside over the ceremony. Alexandra R. Putman, President and Chief Operating Officer of Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc. will deliver the keynote address welcoming participants as newly naturalized American Citizens. 

 

Putman is the co-founder, President and CEO of Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (IES) located in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Founded in 1998, IES delivers Information Technology services both regionally and internationally. Alexandra has extensive industry experience managing computer development and integration projects.  Alexandra was raised overseas, spending 18 years in the Caribbean, East and West Africa. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in both Computer Science and Mathematics from Smith College, Northampton, MA. She settled in the Hudson Valley and has 2 daughters. Alexandra is a member of the Board of Directors for the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce (DRCOC) and the Mid Hudson Valley World Affairs Council, the chair of the Women’s Leadership Alliance Mentor Committee and participates in various other community activities. She has been inducted to the National Association of Professional and Executive Women and is a 2009 Athena Honoree.

Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is conferred upon a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The bureau of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) processes all naturalization applications and provides the clerk’s office with a list of the candidates selected to be naturalized. All petitioners must then participate in a Naturalization Ceremony and swear to the Oath of Allegiance in a formal court proceeding. 

 

The Dutchess County Clerk’s Office is honored to take part in the final step of the naturalization process. In Dutchess County, naturalization ceremonies are held bi-monthly to induct new citizens of the United States of America and are open to the public with all invited to attend.  For further information about the ceremony or other programs of the Dutchess County Clerk’s Office, please call (845) 486-2133.