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Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the American Sign Language (ASL) program at Gardner-Webb University gives students the opportunity to learn and practice this language, develop useful communication and cultural skills, and prepare for careers as interpreters. The University began a program for Deaf students and offered the first sign language classes in the fall of 1977. Many alumni work in education, including three graduates who serve as teachers at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, N.C., in the two-year interpreter training program.
40th Anniversary, American Sign Language (ASL), Blue Ridge Community College, Clarity Language Access LLC (Shelby NC), Dr. Mary High, Flat Rock (NC), GWU Department of World Languages, GWU Noel Center for Disability Resources, Interpreter training program, Kimberly Hendrix, Kyle Kiser, Rose Fichera-Lening
Office of University Communications, "Gardner-Webb ASL Alumni Prepare Students for Interpreting Careers" (2017). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 484.