Interpreting Ed Students Support NCSD Fundraiser


WPCC-Students-Volunteer-at-Golf-Tourney-12xx14-fnMorganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) Interpreting Education students (l-r) Richard Hogan, Destiny Fredell, Rema Lambert, Danielle Tancora, Emily Hayworth and Dara Fox recently volunteered at the North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD) Foundation golf tournament. The NCSD Foundation raises funds to enhance the educational experience of NCSD students beyond state- and federal-funding, the enhance the school’s ability to prepare students for the workplace, and to provide scholarships and financial support for students who may otherwise have difficulty attending college or other appropriate training after high school.

WPCC offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Interpreter Education, a curriculum that prepares individuals to work as entry-level Sign Language Interpreters who will provide communication access in interview and interactive settings. In addition, this curriculum provides in-service training for working interpreters who want to upgrade their skills. To learn more about the Interpreter Education program, contact Danette Steelman-Bridges at 828-448-6028 or

Western Piedmont Community College is situated in the picturesque rolling foothills of Morganton, North Carolina, and has served the citizens of Burke County since 1964.  Each year, more than 10,700 students pursue personal enrichment, new skills for a job or career, high school diplomas, college degrees, and transfer pathways. The application due date for new students for Spring Semester is Tuesday, Dec. 9.  To apply for curriculum classes, select Apply Now or visit the Western Piedmont campus to apply in person.