The purpose of the Bakersfield College ASL Club shall be to enhance the learning experience of all students involved in or interested in sign language; to provide both ASL and Deaf students with a way to represent Deaf issues and foster Deaf awareness through support of campus activities; to provide practice opportunities and interaction with members of the Deaf community and thus, encouraging proficient use of the language as well as cultivation appreciation and deep respect for Deaf culture.
Our 2014-15 ASL Club Officers
and our 2015-16 ASL Club Officers.
President - Viridiana Alverez
Vice President - Gabriela Mendoza
Secretary - Frederick Gonzalez
Treasurer - Karen Harper
ICC Rep - Allison Guzman
Hi, my name is Afaha E. Udoh.
I am 1st generation Nigerian-American. I love play soccer and tennis. I like helping people.
I want to be a teacher for deaf high school kids and an activist for the deaf community around the world.
So, if you need help and I can help you call me I will my best and if I can't help you I should know someone that can.
My name is Patrick Smith, and I am your ASL club Vice President.
I took ASL 1, 2, and 3 over the course of 6 years, and I haven’t been involved with the ASL program at BC in a year – I thought becoming involved with the ASL club would be the best way to rejoin the program I LOVED going through so much. I really missed being involved in the Deaf community!
I am a Chemical Engineering major in my last year at BC, and I’m happy to answer any questions you have about ASL, the Deaf community, and help in any way I can. Feel free to contact me any time!
Hiya! My name is Jazmine Cortez and I'm the ASL Club Secretary.
Before I write an essay about myself, I'm just going to say that I joined the ASL club because I wanted to be involved more. I fell in love with ASL and the Deaf culture and switched my major, so I hope to graduate this year!
I love meeting people so if you see me around campus don't be a stranger!
Hi my name is Meagan and I'm your ASL club treasurer.
I am currently in ASL 2 and my second semester at BC. I am an ASL major and an EMT student.
My dream is to be able to help our Deaf community in the transport from on scene to the hospital before an interpreter can be avaliable as well as just being able to communicate with everyday interactions.
If you have any questions feel free to ask them.
Hi! I am Irma Stibor-Hall, and I am the ICC Rep for ASL Club.
I am taking ASL 2 right now and loving it! My major is ASL, and I look forward to helping ASL Club be a bigger part of campus life, as well as actively involved in the community.
My spare time is spent with my kids, dancing, participating in SGA events, archery, and martial arts. I am a costume designer for fun and for work.
I’m here to help and happy to answer any questions or concerns you have! Feel free to contact me through my BC email.