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Antwan Campbell was inspired to earn a degree in American Sign Language (ASL) because he witnessed how awkward it was for his deaf brother to communicate through a female interpreter. “I felt that he, being a black male, wasn’t being represented as much as he should be,” Campbell explained. “Caucasian females are the majority in the interpreting profession. There are very few male interpreters available, if any at all. My brother is three years younger than I am and seeing him have to go without an interpreter or have a female talk for him was a very eye-opening experience. This made me want to pursue an interpreting career.”
American Sign Language, Antwan Campbell, Dr. Mary J. High, Gardner-Webb Resident Advisors, N.C. Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Inc., Student Alumni Council
Office of University Communications, "GWU Alumnus Making a Difference for Deaf Children" (2016). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 986.