Thursday, August 5, 2010

Gallaudet Gives $1 Million to College

Gallaudet University is giving a community college near St. Louis one million dollars to search as the school's Midwest regional center. John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois won the grant to serve residents in 13 states, including Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Illinois. The Center's location allows it to serve many rural areas. It will offer outreach to schools, educational interpreter training, technical assistance to schools, aggregation of information services, as well as self advocacy and empowerment training and literacy training. The grant will be spread over a 5 year period with $200,000 going to Logan each year. Logan first began offering a one-year Interpreter Training certificate program in 1988.