Enrollment underway for sign languages courses in Mandeville

Friday, January 23, 2015
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Non-Credit Programs is offering a six-week course in American Sign Language at the university's St. Tammany Center located at 21454 Koop Drive in Mandeville.

Taught by American Sign Language interpreter Andrea M. Stermin, "Introduction to American Sign Language" will cover the basics of conversation, culture and history of the deaf community and the language used by many deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

The class will be held on Thursday nights beginning March 26 through May 7 from 6-7:45 p.m. The cost is $80.

A resident of Slidell, Stermin has been interpreting since 2004. She received her Associates Degree in interpreting from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and has been working for Sorenson Communication Video Relay service since June 2010. She has experience in a variety of situations within her community, interpreting work ranging from education to medicine.

For more information or to enroll, visit www.southeastern.edu/noncredit. Information is also available by calling Non-Credit Programs at 985-549-2301.

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