ASL/English Interpreting Program

This was established to record funds donated in support of the ASL/English interpreting program at WOU. 

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Seabeck DeafBlind Academic Service-Learning Project

This fund is to be used for interpreting or ASL Studies students accepted to participate in the WOU Seabeck Service-Learning Project that trains students to be sighted guides with DeafBlind adults in an annual week-long summer retreat.

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ASL Club

Established to support fundraising efforts to benefit the ASL Club program.

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ASL Studies

Established to support fundraising efforts to benefit the ASL Studies program.

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CM Hall Silent Weekend Award

Silent Weekend at WOU began in July 2008. The immersion experience has thrived under the direction of CM Hall since 2009. The purpose of this award is to honor her dedication to professional development and WOU by honoring emerging interpreters or ASL teacher professionals, who have exhibited leadership, service, and compassion in their interpreting or ASL teaching in Deaf community.

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Division of Deaf Studies and Professional Studies (DSPS)

This general fund was established in support of division, faculty and staff, and students in American Sign Language Studies, Interpreting Studies, and Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling programs that align with DSPS’ mission statement. DSPS prepares professionals to provide unique communication, rehabilitation, and educational services to individuals with disabilities or special needs. 

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Research and Resource Center with Deaf* communities (RRCD)

Established in support of RRCD’s overhead, operation, and coordination in various programming not limited to conference, training, workshop, service, contract work, grant writing, professional development, and anything else that applies to RRCD’s work. 

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Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program

This fund will be established to support WOU graduate students in the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program (RMHC). It will provide financial assistance directly to the student in the form of emergency student aid for expenses necessary to do their fieldwork or books. Recipients will be chosen by the RMHC faculty on an as-needed basis. 

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World Deaf Education Experience

Established for fundraising activities in support of WOU students with an international glimpse in Deaf Education. There are many deaf and hard of hearing children worldwide who do not have access to quality education, interpreting services, and job placements. With this fund, students will be able to travel to different countries, volunteer their time and services, and in return receive an experience they will not be able to get in the United States. All students will have a chance to work directly with young children, teach a lesson, and learn about Deaf culture and the country’s sign language. Students will be able to return to the United States and apply what they have learned in their future employment. 

This program will not only benefit ASL students but also Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education, Interpreting Studies, etc. It will help aid the fundraising efforts of students who wish to have the experience of International Deaf Education. 

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