Greenville College held its annual homecoming festivities last month. While that celebration was taking place, Dr. Ivan Filby, president of Greenville College, was celebrating another special occasion in O’Fallon, IL – he and his wife became American Citizens.
Filby said he hadn’t really considered citizenship until two years ago when he was asked to serve as the speaker for the Memorial Day observance in Greenville. He was asked to share an international perspective of the role of the US military. Filby said while he was speaking he became very aware of how much he loved this country. He expressed his thanks to Greenville for the role the community played in the decision.
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Filby and his family have been permanent residents of the United States for nearly ten years.