CCBC Interpreter Preparation Program Celebrates 30 Years


7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 22, Center for the Arts Theatre, CCBC Catonsville

The Interpreter Preparation Program in the School of Liberal Arts at the Community College of Baltimore County is celebrating its 30th anniversary of educating students in sign language interpretation with a program and reception for students, alumni, faculty, colleagues, sponsors and friends 7- 10 p.m., Saturday, March 22 in the Center for the Arts Theatre and Lounge at CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Road.  The evening will begin with a program at 7:30 p.m. followed by light refreshments.   This event is free.

"The program which was established in 1983 with a few American Sign Language (ASL) classes has grown tremendously over the years," remarks Sandra G. Brown, coordinator of the Interpreter Preparation program for CCBC.  "Currently, more than 200 students in up to 35 sections of classes enroll each semester in entry-level sign language classes. These students study topics relevant to the Deaf community and the field of interpreting."

Brown notes that in order to keep up with a substantial increase in the expectation of high-tech equipment to use in teaching students practical skills, the program is encouraging sponsorship for this event as the program in general.  For information about sponsorship opportunities, visit and complete the form and write "INTR program" on the bottom.  Checks –payable to the CCBC Foundation with INTR program on the memo line – should be sent to Sandra G. Brown, Interpreter Preparation Program, CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD  21228-5317.

For additional information on the program, email  Additional information and to RSVP for the event, visit

About the Community College of Baltimore County (
CCBC offers hundreds of programs and thousands of courses helping people of all ages, backgrounds and interests earn degrees, transfer, launch or advance careers, and prepare for in-demand jobs.

Providing accessible, affordable and high-quality education since 1957, CCBC educates more than 70,000 students each year, including half of all Baltimore County residents attending college in Maryland as undergraduates. Committed to student success and the development of lifelong learners who strengthen our regional workforce and enrich our community, CCBC has also been selected to participate in Achieving the Dream, a national student success initiative. In 2011, the Chronicle of Education honored CCBC as one of only 26 community colleges across the nation named "Great Colleges to Work For."

CCBC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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