Janice L. Cagan-Teuber, Region I Representative Update:

Greetings, Board, Region I Members and Friends!

As now is the season of graduations, I would like to congratulate all the graduates from the various interpreter preparation programs in RID Region I.

The following announcement is from Luce Aubry, coordinator of Deaf Studies and Northern Essex Community College (NECC) in Haverhill, MA:

Congratulations to the following graduates of Interpreting and Deaf Studies 2011:

Alicia Babcock
Whitney Beck
Amanda Crook
Kate Dobroski
Annie Drury
Kacie Farrell
Melissa Lareau

Farewell to them as they leave the halls of NECC and enter the community of
Interpreters in MA, NH, ME, and RI. We wish them well!

Northeastern University, located in Boston, MA, also graduated students from its ASL Interpreting Program.

Those graduating from the Interpreting Day Program (in no specific order):

Amanda Dupuis
Ruth Wilcox
Andrew Russo
Andrew Pidkameny
Allsion (Ali) Holstein
Kelly Skeuse
Kelly Muskopf
Robert Fahrenholz

Those graduating from the Interpreting Night Program:

Katherine (Katie) Smith
Jennifer Kuhnberg

Jack Hoza, Director of the Sign Language Interpretation Program at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) – Manchester, shared this announcement:

We have four people graduating from the Bachelor of Science degree program in Sign Language Interpretation at UNH Manchester:

Amanda Houle
Heather Lapalme
Marissa Tremblay
Desiree Weems

LaGuarida Community College also shared the names of their 2011 Interpreter Education Program graduates:

Rachel A. Cerra
Ashley L. Graham
Marie Rose A. Guillermo
Alison Michelle Kopczynski
Aubrey Noel McRedmond
Nora Tegni
Barbara Lynnette Whitlow
Philip Daniel Wilson
Stephanie Jane Zimmering

According to Linda Siple, Director of the ASL and Interpreting Education Program at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, they have 32 students graduating this spring.

Kudos to all graduating students, and welcome to the field of Sign Language
Interpreting!


Vermont RID (VTRID) Chapter Update:

Joan Pellerin
Co-President

VTRID held a retreat the weekend of May 6-8 in Smuggler’s Notch, not far from Stowe and the Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory in Waterbury. The theme of the retreat was “Back to Our Roots.”


Summer is upon us and the 2011 RID National Conference in Atlanta, GA, is but a hiccup away. Looking forward to seeing you there!