Kim's Thoughts on SWCID Why SWCID?
I chose SWCID due to the location and also knowing a few of the students that were already attending here.
Why Interpreter Training?
I worked at Howard Cottage and was so blessed to have had the opportunity to get to know some wonderful deaf families. At first, I wanted to learn sign language to better our communication, but quickly fell in love with the language and decided to make a career from it.
Future Plans and Goals?
My future plans are to finish my schooling here at SWCID and graduate in May 2011. I would like to work as an interpreter and also go back to school for my BA.
This is a hard choice to make for just one instructor, so I’ll chose three; Jeff Anderson, Danny Campbell, and Buddy Bauer. All three instructors are very skilled in their profession and are very encouraging to students. They are all very good at ensuring that communication is clear and understood. Each instructor has brought in their own incredible ideas for improvement in the academics here.
My Honors and Awards
- Fall 2006 Honor Roll: Deans List
- 8/8/2007 Associate of Science - Ampla Cum Laude Honor Graduate
- Spring 2010 Honor Roll: Deans List
Advice to Other Students
Study often, put effort into it, and stay motivated.
Most valuable learning experience at SWCID?
Coming to SWCID has truly opened my eyes to what seems like a whole other world. This is an experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life.
Where do you relax and have fun
I enjoy spending time with my family. I have three wonderful kids and they are always playing sports of some kind, so other than school that takes up a lot of our time. We also enjoy being outdoors. Comanche Trail Park is a wonderful place to take your family for nature walks.
What I like most about SWCID
I really like the close-knit community at SWCID. From day one of attending school here I have felt quite comfortable. There are many nice people here who have been very supportive.
What I tell future SWCID students
SWCID is an amazing place to begin studies in either the Interpreter Training Program or any other major you may choose. There are many skilled professors/instructors here to work with.