Communication & Connection

After earning her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Psychology, Lori Milcic discovered that counseling didn’t feel like quite the right career path. She began her work as a counselor at a school for the Deaf, and she learned American Sign Language on the job from the Deaf students and staff.  Even though she had learned other languages before ASL, she felt a deep connection to this unique form of communication and the Deaf community. Lori [...]

2021-08-19T13:53:19-04:00August 19th, 2021|

It’s All How You Interpret It

As a freelance interpreter, Cheyanne Marsh, ‘17, works with a variety of Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients. She is self-employed, which means she builds her own schedule and decides whom she wants to work with--including political candidates and popular live performances. “I was extremely lucky to find a career that I love so much,” Cheyanne said. While taking American Sign Language classes through her high school’s after school program, she learned that she [...]

2022-01-26T14:10:02-05:00December 16th, 2020|

When Duty Calls

Photo Credit: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf - https://www.flickr.com/photos/governortomwolf/ On March 6, 2020, Ashley Shenk’s day took an unexpected turn. “I was headed for another job when my agency called me and said I had to head for a press conference immediately,” said Shenk. Shenk, a MAC American Sign Language/ English Interpreting graduate, ‘09, was being redirected to interpret for a live press conference in which Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health [...]

2020-04-08T16:07:14-04:00April 7th, 2020|

Signing on Ice

The American Sign Language/English Interpreting students got the chance to sign the National Anthem while Melissa Kauffman sang at the Oct. 26 game. The students who performed the inclusive rendition of the National Anthem were ASL/EI majors Miranda Lesher, Leah Horner, Sydney Reynolds, Melanie Steinbacher and Katie Miller. Learn More about American Sign Language & English Interpreting

2022-01-26T14:21:13-05:00December 9th, 2019|

Signing in the Sunshine State

Sabrina Guida and Kylee Snyder, 2019 graduates from MAC’s ASL English Interpreting program, were accepted for an exciting internship their senior year of college! Both were chosen as interns for ASL Services, an interpreting service in Kissimmee, Florida. In order to be considered for this position, Sabrina and Kylee had to submit a resume, college transcript, letters of recommendation, multiple videos of their signing abilities, and three short essays. They were given the opportunity to [...]

2022-01-26T14:31:27-05:00November 19th, 2019|

Mountie Recognized Nationally by Chick-Fil-A

During her sophomore year at MAC, Teresa combined the mercy values and her knowledge of ASL to help people in the community!  Teresa Goc was recognized for her efforts to create an inclusive atmosphere during her summer job. Goc, from York, Pa., studied in the American Sign Language/ English Interpreter program and spent five summers working at the Chick-fil-A in East York, Pa. Goc created a video specifically designed to help the deaf community have [...]

2022-01-26T14:30:05-05:00November 13th, 2019|

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