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FALL 2014

S O U T H W E S T

N E W S

S P E C I A L

E D I T I O N

VOLUME II

GALLAU D E T U NIVE R S ITY R E GIONAL CE NTE R Exciting seasonal news from Gallaudet University Regional Center - Southwest GURC Annual Meeting From November 10-12, 2014, the Interim Director flew to Washington, DC for the GURC Annual Meeting.

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Sponsorship Efforts Western Hills H.S. Youth Leadership Training Louisiana School for the Deaf Youth Leadership Training Page 4

Upcoming Events Attention! ACC Deaf Studies Gallaudet Youth Programs VL2 Pages 5-9

A.C.C. and Gallaudet Plan 2+2 Articulation Agreement for ASL&IT Greetings e-Readers,

Gallaudet University is the only university in the

We have some exciting news to share! Austin

world that offers both undergraduate (B.A.) and

Community College and Gallaudet University

graduate degrees (M.A. & Ph.D) in interpretation

are in the process of developing a 2+2

studies within a sign language immersive

Articulation Agreement for the ASL &

environment. Gallaudet’s recently renovated and

Interpreter training program.

award-winning interactive interpretation laboratories prepare students for a high-demand career through

What is a 2+2 Articulation Agreement? This is

hands-on training in a variety of medical, business,

where the Community College and University

education and government settings.

determine what credits are transferable to the University, so that the Community College can

For more information on Gallaudet University's

prepare their students accordingly with eligible

Department of Interpretation, go to:

courses.

http://www.gallaudet.edu/interpretation.html

This is exciting news for the ASL & Interpreter

To learn about Austin Community College’s

Training program at A.C.C., because it means

Interpreter Training Program, go to:

that students who take courses here, can pursue http://aslit.weebly.com   a B.A. degree or higher at Gallaudet University, and potentially become highly qualified interpreters.

Sincerely, JoAnn Benfield, M.Ed GURC-SW Interim Director

E-Newsletter Fall 2014  
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