Class of 2010

Class of 2011

Since the first Interpreter Institute, over 1,300 different people have been trained, an average of 67new people every year. Many have attended more than one Institute. Below are class pictures from each of the past Institutes, along with links to our Flickr page where you can see pictures taken throughout each week.

Class of 2013

Class of 2012

Class of 2015

In 2012, the project celebrated the tenth Institute. It was attended by 80 registered participants from 25 different states and four foreign countries (Australia, Canada, Japan and Ukraine). So many people applied and were turned down that a 35-person wait list was created for the 2013 edition of the Institute. [MORE]
The 2013 institute had 80 registered participants (maximum capacity) and yet another waiting list for the 2014 cohort. 27 states were represented. There were 9 D/HH individuals and 10 Alumni, including three individuals who are also certified as Qualified Mental Health Interpreters. [MORE]

Class of 2014

The eighth annual Institute was held July 26 – 30, 2010, at Troy University at Montgomery. A total 72 people from 26 states participated that year as trainees, faculty or staff.  That year several new courses were introduced, including early mornings and lunch time features. The "Early Bird Specials" and the "Brown Bag Lunches" gave participants an opportunity to explore areas not covered in the main sessions. In addition, that year marked a new series for alumni only. [MORE]
The ninth annual Interpreter Institute was conducted August 22 – 26, 2011, again on the campus of Troy University at Montgomery, and drew 83 participants (not including faculty and staff) from 29 states. That year’s class set numerous records. In addition to being the largest class up to that time, from the most states ever, it was also the largest class of deaf participants (13). [MORE]
The 2014 cohort had 85 registered participants (beyond our usual capacity) and an extensive waiting list. 30 states, England and Denmark were represented, with 11 Deaf/HH individuals and 8 Alumni. Through partnership, 10 individuals attended on the Georgia DBHDD scholarship and 4 from Kentucky DMH scholarship. [MORE]
The thirteenth annual institute was the largest ever with 93 participants and another year with an extensive waiting list. Twenty-three states are represented with nine Deaf/HH individuals and nine Alumni, including four individuals who are also certified as Qualified Mental Health Interpreters. Through various partnerships, ten individuals are here on a scholarship from Minnesota Dept. of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division, ten from Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and four from Kentucky Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Division of Behavioral Health. [MORE]