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August 31, 2017

WPCC Interpreter Education Program Congratulates Award Winners

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 Morganton, N.C. –

The Western Piedmont Community College Interpreter Education program would like to congratulate recent award winners Jaime Marshall Staley, Ashleigh Krivulka, and Debbie Ballentine. 

Staley is an instructor of American Sign Language at WPCC, and recently received special recognition from the NC Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf for her dedicated work with student interpreters.

Krivulka is an adjunct instructor in the WPCC Interpreting Education program and recently won Adjunct Excellence in Teaching Award. Each year, the Western Piedmont Foundation honors a member of WPCC’s part-time curriculum faculty, nominated by his or her own peers and students, for dedication to the teaching profession.

The 2017 NCRID Interpreter of the Year award was presented to Ballentine, a 2010 WPCC graduate. The North Carolina Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NCRID) annually recognize an interpreter in North Carolina who has demonstrated outstanding commitment, professionalism, and willingness to serve the interpreting / Deaf/ Hard-of-Hearing/ Deaf-Blind communities.     

Western Piedmont Community College is situated in the picturesque rolling foothills of Morganton, North Carolina, and has served the citizens of Burke County since 1964.  In addition to creating $177.8 million in regional income annually, the College offers more than 100 degree, diploma and certification programs designed to provide accessible, high-quality education that improve lives and promote growth in Burke County.  The College is committed to its new five-year strategic plan focusing on student success, employee development, workforce development, community engagement and outreach, and institutional enhancement. For more information about the plan, visitwww.wpcc.edu/strategic-plan.  For more information about the College, visit www.wpcc.edu, or to provide feedback, visitwww.wpcc.edu/feedback.