Michigan High School Students Visit ASL/ITP Program

Seven students and their teacher made the trip from Menominee High School in Michigan on April 15 to learn more about UWM’s American Sign Language/Interpreter Training Program.

The students included high school juniors and seniors and teacher Denise Miller, who teaches ASL 1-4 in the district. Most of the students who made the trip are looking for a college or university where they can continue their education.

ASL, short for American Sign Language, is the third most commonly used language in the United States, after English and Spanish. The School of Education’s ASL program is a leader in this region.

The Michigan visitors had a chance to tour campus and heard a presentation about the program from Pam Conine, clinical associate professor, and a panel of students, faculty and advisors.

  • Left to right on the panel are Erin Wiggins (faculty), Casimir Mueller (student), Ryne Thorne (faculty), Jennifer Johnson (student), Nikki Claas (advisor), Kristin Roosevelt (advisor).
    Left to right on the panel are Erin Wiggins (faculty), Casimir Mueller (student), Ryne Thorne (faculty), Jennifer Johnson (student), Nikki Claas (advisor), Kristin Roosevelt (advisor)