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GMC-Augusta's Sign Language Club meets with The Deaf Association

GMC-Augusta's Sign Language Club meets with The Deaf Association

Dr. Mary Ward and the members of Georgia Military College of Augusta’s Sign Language Club were invited and attended The Deaf Association of Augusta’s get-together on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019, at the food court of the Augusta Mall.  Dr. Mary Ward, Mia Clarke, Michelle Fuertes Amestica, and Professor O’Leary were able to meet. Sign Language Club members interacted for almost three-hours with more than 30 members of The Deaf Association.

During the hours they spent together, those in the Sign Language Club were able to “put their skills to action” by introducing themselves and having “the best conversation possible” as quoted by one member. “This real-world application is such a wonderful experience” shared Michelle, “And nerve-wracking…it makes me want to learn and practice more!” Mia shared, “Sometimes it is easier to read the signs and finger-spelling, and other times…I just get lost! Time to keep practicing!”

The GMC Sign Language Club has been invited back to their next meeting in April and are excited for the opportunity.  Thank you to The Deaf Association for your partnership and incredible work!