The purpose of the Bakersfield College ASL Club is 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.
President - Viridiana Alverez
Vice President - Gabriela Mendoza
Secretary - Rebekah Blaisdell
Treasurer - Karen Harper
ICC Rep - Alison Guzman
President - Amanda Rangel
Vice President - Paul Gonzalez
Secretary - Gabriela Mendoza
Treasurer - Karen Harper
ICC Rep - Rayven Webb
President: Amanda Rangel
Hello, my name is Amanda Rangel I am your fall 2016 ASL Club President.
I am currently working towards receiving my AA in American Sign Language to transfer into an interpreter training program.
Taking my first ever ASL class here at Bakersfield College is what inspired me to work towards becoming an interpreter. After one week, I fell in love with the language, the culture and the community.
I hope to help the ASL community here at Bakersfield College grow and to get students more involved with the ASL Club.
If you have any questions, feel free to approach me, I always enjoy meeting new people.
|Vice President: Paul Gonzalez
Hello, my name is Paul Gonzalez. I am excited to be the new fall 2016 -2017 ASL Club Vice-President. I look forward to meeting you at ASL Club meetings or on BC campus.
My favorite hobby is cooking, workout and watch funny or action movies.
|Secretary: Gabriela Mendoza
Hello everyone, my name is Gabriela Mendoza Calderon and I will be your ASL Club Secretary in 2016-2017.
|Treasurer: Karen Harper
Hi, my name is Karen Harper and I am the ASL Club Treasurer. I am currently a student at Bakersfield College and was pursuing a degree in Administrative Office Assistance. Lately I have been thinking of changing my goal to Sociology.
My goal is to be able to help our ASL community grow, as well as being involved with ASL Club and Deaf community. I love meeting new people, I am here to help and willing to answer any questions. Come and support our ASL Club. We have events regularly and are always welcoming. Please feel free to approach me with any questions. I am always willing to meet new people and make new friends.
|ICC Rep: Rayven Webb
Hello my name is Rayven Webb and I’m the ASL Club’s ICC Rep! I’m also a continuing student here at Bakersfield College majoring in both Engineering and ASL. I’ve currently completed ASL 1 and ASL 2.
When I joined BC’s ASL program I didn’t anticipate how much I would enjoy the language and gain in experience; I’ve become more informed, involved and most importantly proactive. Being a part of the ASL Club and the ASL program I’ve developed a set of skills that allow me to be more successful in reaching my future goals.
I hope to help keep the ASL Club here at Bakersfield College thriving with both deaf and hearing students.
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