Janice L. Cagan-Teuber, Region I Representative Update:
Greetings, Board, Region I Members and Friends!
As now is the season of graduations, I would like to congratulate all the graduates from the various interpreter preparation programs in RID Region I.
The following announcement is from Luce Aubry, coordinator of Deaf Studies and Northern Essex Community College (NECC) in Haverhill, MA:
Congratulations to the following graduates of Interpreting and Deaf Studies 2011:
Farewell to them as they leave the halls of NECC and enter the community of
Interpreters in MA, NH, ME, and RI. We wish them well!
Northeastern University, located in Boston, MA, also graduated students from its ASL Interpreting Program.
Those graduating from the Interpreting Day Program (in no specific order):
Allsion (Ali) Holstein
Those graduating from the Interpreting Night Program:
Katherine (Katie) Smith
Jack Hoza, Director of the Sign Language Interpretation Program at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) – Manchester, shared this announcement:
We have four people graduating from the Bachelor of Science degree program in Sign Language Interpretation at UNH Manchester:
LaGuarida Community College also shared the names of their 2011 Interpreter Education Program graduates:
Rachel A. Cerra
Ashley L. Graham
Marie Rose A. Guillermo
Alison Michelle Kopczynski
Aubrey Noel McRedmond
Barbara Lynnette Whitlow
Philip Daniel Wilson
Stephanie Jane Zimmering
According to Linda Siple, Director of the ASL and Interpreting Education Program at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, they have 32 students graduating this spring.
Kudos to all graduating students, and welcome to the field of Sign Language
Vermont RID (VTRID) Chapter Update:
VTRID held a retreat the weekend of May 6-8 in Smuggler’s Notch, not far from Stowe and the Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory in Waterbury. The theme of the retreat was “Back to Our Roots.”
Summer is upon us and the 2011 RID National Conference in Atlanta, GA, is but a hiccup away. Looking forward to seeing you there!