WPCC Interpreting Education Students Complete Service Learning


Students in Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) interpreting education program participate in service learning volunteer projects each semester.

Recently, Rachel Barefoot and Angela Onorato volunteered at a fundraising event sponsored by the North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD) Foundation Board. WPCC and the NCSD Foundation work jointly to provide opportunities for WPCC students which benefits the students and both organizations.

Also, David Yarbrough, Breann Tallent and Richard Hogan recently volunteered at a fundraising event sponsored by the NCSD Foundation Board. The NCSD Foundation Board hosted a golf tournament at Silver Creek Plantation Golf Course.

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 dsbridges@wpcc.edu.