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 Alvarez
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 hobbies are cooking, working out and watching comedy or action movies.
Secretary: Jazmine Cortez
Hi everyone! My name is Jazmine Cortez and I'm your ASL Club secretary. My major is Deaf Studies and Linguistics. I hope this will be my last year at BC. I love meeting new people especially from different cultures. So if you see me around, don't be shy to say hi!
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: Johnny Rangel
Hello my name is Johnny Rangel, and I am the ASL club - ICC representative for the 2016-2017 school year. I am continuing a student here at Bakersfield College currently majoring in both music and ASL. When I first started BC's ASL program I could not have anticipated how much joy and excitement learning ASL would bring me, and I look forward to learning as much as I can about the language and the culture. I can't wait to meet everyone this upcoming semester.
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